Flora Grubb Gardens is my favorite nursery/gift shop in San Francisco. I love succulents and they excel at displaying them in creative ways. Wreaths containing succulents, mosses and tillandsia are a lovely alternative to traditional holiday wreaths, don't you think?
This tillandsia (air plant) tree ornament is so unique and refreshing. They also carry a number of other aeriums and air plant vessels in glass and wood. These little plants make fantastic low-maintenance gifts.
I love the idea of this installation they had at the nursery. It's a sculpture imagined as a habitat for bugs created by artist Kevin Smith (with inspiration from Lisa Lee Benjamin of Urban Hedgrow). It contains salvaged and natural materials and is designed to sustain a flow of wild visitors, making a garden more alive with birdsong. I love all the textures and patterns.
The best news is that Flora Grubb Gardens recently opened a web shop so folks anywhere can enjoy their natural creations. There really is no substitute, however, for visiting the lush nursery in person and browsing their unique, earth-friendly gift store while enjoying a fresh cup of Ritual coffee. Mmmm...
All images by Flora Grubb Gardens.