Flora Grubb

Surely you have seen Flora around – She has been featured in so many of my favorite magazines and deservedly so.   She has a beautiful store in San Francisco, and impeccable taste in all things plants, pots, and garden related.  Now she has a blog…and though it has scarcely 10 posts, I am totally taken (see link at left).  Here is a bit of what Flora Grubb has been up to lately…

This courtyard garden with the concrete soaking tub and the utterly amazing wall art simply takes my breath away.

courtyard garden concrete tub, succulent wall planting.

Here is a closer look at the wall piece.

wall art from flora grubb planted wall green art succulent art

The Bardessono Hotel opened recently with tremendous hype of it’s green credentials and LEED platinum certification.  Flora created this vertical tillandsia garden for the property.  It is made of of about 800 air plants and I have to agree with flora’s assessment…it looks like lots of little fireworks.

bardessono hotel tillandsia wall detail

About a gallon of water is needed to mist the plants and the run off is less than one cup. Amazing.

bardessono hotel tillandsia wall vertical garden

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. Flora Grubb on March 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Hi there-

    I am glad you like our work! I love your blog, thanks for getting in touch.

  2. gerald vilkas roman on March 12, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Hello;In retirement mode working Part time as interior plant tech here in the albuquerque area for a large car dealership that displays tropicals and sub tropicals in the show room’s. I hate winter and want to get back to california where I am from. Do you need any part time nursery help ? If so, contact me. Thank’s. GVR

  3. Alicia Hanson on April 22, 2009 at 12:17 am

    I love that concrete tub above…

  4. Lena Athanasiadou on February 16, 2010 at 8:59 am

    i love the geometria of the succulents in the 2nd picture! thank you so much for posting it!xxx

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