Daily Garden: Tin’s Utilitarian Franchise Garden

succulent fence wall tin's garden

You guys know Megan and Matti (from Far Out Flora) right?

I shared this yesterday (but with different images) on my Gardenist column at Apartment Therapy….but I love it so much I am going  re-share this sweet story here too.   It all started with a shopping trip for local handmade treasures.   On their adventure, they came across the fantastic canvas pillows created by Tin of Utilitarian Franchise (BTW — these would be excellent on a patio chair and I am going to share my favs in another post later today!)

san francisco succulents
One thing led to another …. as it always seems to among gardeners … and the next thing you know Megan and Matti found themselves not just buying pillows, but making a visit to Tin’s wonderful garden. If you spend 5 seconds at Far Out Flora, and then you look at Tin’s garden, you can see how these three gardeners found an instant kinship. I love little stories of how people connect over plants, pillows, or whatever personal interests.

succulent container

Tin’s Garden is a joyful personal expression painted in succulents, bromeliads and epiphytes that has creatively evolved over time (that is not a spelling error btw, he just hasn’t yet found and collected the ‘F’ to fully and correctly spell San Francisco!). I am in love!

You can read more about this garden, and Megan and Matti’s visit at Far Out Flora.  Also check out their full flickr stream of the garden here.

images from Far Out Flora

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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.
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3 Comments

  1. Megan on April 26, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Hurray for Tin’s garden!!!! Thanks for the double garden shout out 🙂

  2. Jolly on April 26, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Haha, I do sort of savor the irony of a place with Utilitarian in the name having a garden that is purely decorative :]

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