If ever in SF, you gotta get over to Flora Grubb aka Bay Area’s garden destination. Always lots of grade A plants and some awesome garden art such as this Old Ford Edsel planted with a ton of bros and succulents.
Looks like they just got in a bunch of Japanese Maples (Acer palmatum var) in stock. Hard to pick just one, but this Goshiki kotohime is the maple I want to take home. Love how dense those leafs form on the branches.
Another plant that caught my eye was Leucadendron ‘Jester’. This shrub is the best of both worlds…cool red bracty flowers and some brightly colored foliage.
This Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora) looks painful, but the foliage is not that sharp. Those white whorls are little fibers that grow off the grass like leaves.
An old favorite, Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’…can’t get enough of those leafy tops on those naked stems.
Art in the garden, and some colorful patio chairs on the wall in the distance.
Here’s my pick for freak out moment. This Aloe dichotoma rocked. Not certain how old, but I was about 5-7 feet tall. Megan was telling me that old dead trees were hollowed out and used for refrigeration.
Outside is fun, so is their indoor area. Oh, and more pic on our flickr as always. This room was just recently finished and has that old barn patina feel. See more indoor pics from our last post on Flora G.
I heard this International truck still runs. I would love to take it for a joy ride someday. Until then, need to get my plant booty planted before the weekend is up.
– Far Out Flora