Daily Garden: Baylor’s City Deck

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This Baylor’s (of Lila B Design) garden.  Baylor is a floral and landscape designer and she lives in San Francisco.  Her small (500 sq ft) deck was an opportunity for her to put into action some of the green advice that she gives her clients.

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Many of the containers, storage, and decorative elements were sourced from a nearby “creative reuse center” called San Francisco Scrap Metal and working on a tight budget, others were street finds.   My favorite parts of the design are the succulents planted in the shutters and green roofed dog house. What are yours?

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Found via Bob Vila.

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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. Erin on March 31, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    The succulents in the shutters are REALLY cute. I totally envy the blue chairs. And I really like the layering of containers.

    But I don’t know how you can call a 500 sq.ft. deck “small.” I’d say it is enormous.

  2. Katie on March 31, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I LOVE how they used the window shutters for planters! GENIUS!

  3. Laurie Brown on March 31, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    I love those shutters! I’ve got to try that- I’ve got lots of sedums and semps that would live in something like that.

    I also like how the paint on the chairs picks up the color in the sofa cushion, and the hit of purple color from the tradescantia. But for some reason, I don’t like how the shade of green on the planters goes with the walls!

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