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Jim’s Courtyard Oasis

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Piano and more.

Piano and more.

Jim’s garden paradise is right in the heart of SOMA San Francisco. Many of you may not know, but that sweet Ford Edsel over at Flora Grubb? … That’s Jim’s planting too. BTW above in the pic, that’s an old piano next to the guitar.

Playing Elephants.

Dancing Elephants.

It’s a small space that gets a little sun here and there and lots of reflective light in the evening. Man he has taken advantage of every single nook and cranny with design coolness and found objects.

Head and old radio.

Head and old radio.

Hanging Planters

Hanging Planters

These hanging hypertufas look well aged, almost like they were pulled right from the earth and suspended in mid air.

Funky chair

Funky chair

This simple solution was way to easy…wish I would have came across it sooner. Jim plunked down a colorful wooden board on an old retro chair for extra seating.

Aeoniums with bench

Aeoniums with bench

The day we visited it was actually raining out, so it was a challenge to get some of the photos, but the drops sure look great on these Aeoniums.

Wonder woman!

Wonder woman!

OMG, I about flipped over when we located Wonder Woman in the garden. I couldn’t find the invisible jet.

Aeonium with parking meter

Aeonium with parking meter

Jim’s oasis is playful, eclectic, and delivers every bit of the things we love. Thanks for the tour.

- Far Out Flora

7 Comments

  1. A far out tour. I love that last Aeonium. I just saw it at a nursery and might have to go back and get it.

  2. Great to find people who once lived in this area. Love Madison, but I think I would love San Francisco too. Have been there, wonderful place. I live on Lake Michigan and love the gardening I have been doing here at Gardens at Waters East. Weather can be a pain at times, cool Springs for sure. Leaves only starting to bud at this time, like a month behind everyone else! Am into all kinds of plants, hybridized over 450 new never before seen daylilies, love succulents like those yo posted, lots of perennials (have over 10,000 plants in the garden) so I do keep busy – has gotten to be more than a hobby. It is an obsession! Will check in with you all soon. Jack

  3. I love funky, far out, creative garden spaces like this. I wish I was smaller and could live in the hanging hypertufa planter….

  4. LOVE: The new look, especially the header; this post; the post before this post and the post before that … etc. In a word: gorgeous!

  5. love the new banner image… site is looking sharp!

  6. What a cool backyard! I sure love those aeoniums!

  7. I see the invisible jet – it’s in photo #3. Very cool post!

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