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Destination Flora Grubb


Old Ford Edsel

Old Ford Edsel...one ginormous garden planter

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.

Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum Goshiki kotochime

Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum Goshiki kotohime

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.

Leucadendron 'Jester' and Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop'

Leucadendron 'Jester' and Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop'

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.

Red Yucca - Hesperaloe parviflora

Red Yucca - Hesperaloe parviflora

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.

Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop'

Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop'

An old favorite, Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’…can’t get enough of those leafy tops on those naked stems.

Garden Sculputure

Garden Sculpture

Art in the garden, and some colorful patio chairs on the wall in the distance.

Garden Art

Garden Art

Kokerbom - Aloe dichotoma

Kokerbom - Aloe dichotoma

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.

Inside Flora Grubb

Inside Flora Grubb

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.

International B-170 Truck

International B-170 Truck

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


  1. this warrants a special trip north just to check out flora grubb. what an amazing place–some of the best garden art i’ve seen around. i’m going to start saving now!

  2. Love, love FG. That aloe dichotoma would have most likely been propagated from a truncheon cutting, so while the cutting itself may not be very old the parent tree certainly was!

  3. One of my favorite things about this nursery is that everyone who blogs about it (and there are a lot, myself included) always shows something different. There is so much cool stuff to see there that everyone ends up with different pictures.

  4. Love this place! I have only been once but can’t wait to go back. There are several things there I wish I had bought but ended up feeling a bit overwhelmed and came home with nothing-except a kick ass cup of coffee :)

  5. Wow your freak out moment would have gotten me too. Great picture and amazing Aloe. Who would have thought they get that tall! Great post!

  6. it all looks AMAZING. so in love. madly madly in love.

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  8. Great idea for the first picture, I love it!
    I’ll tell my dad to do that too, thanks :)

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