Flora Grubb Finally


I’m not sure why it’s taken us forever to blog about Flora Grubb Gardens. Maybe because I feel like a big dork taking pictures in one of the coolest garden centers ever. I stop in for a cup of coffee from Ritual Coffee Roasters at least once every few weeks to check things out, but usually don’t have the good camera with me.


Helicopter landing

I’m so happy the helicopter found a cool spot. It’s for sale. If I had unlimited funds it would be in our backyard.


Cool car

The car just keeps on getting cooler and cooler. It’s amazing how many bromeliads can live outside in San Francisco. This link courtesy of the SF Bromeliad Society lists what bros do well in different zip codes throughout the bay area. It even calls out the different micro climates in San Francisco.


The Palm Broker

The Palm Broker has some great info about common palms in San Francisco. They’ll even help you install and maintain your palm.


More bromeliad love

Sweet succulents

It seems like every time I stop in, I see a cool succulent I’ve never seen before. They’re always looking really happy.


Love this newish vignette of awesomeness. The antler sculpture was made using old fencing masks found in the dump. The huge pachypodiums rock! I’m guessing the one I started from seed will be as big as these guys when I’m about 80.

Lophocereus schottii monstrose

Totem pole cacti are freaky in their own special way. Don’t touch them. Apparently the grease on our fingers upsets these bizarro plants.


Everywhere you turn there’s a creative display that makes you want to own every plant in it. Garden merchandising at its best.

Matti’s new baby

We brought home a crazy new Staghorn that we’ve never had before. Last April, we saw a Platycerium superbum (we think) during the Palm Society Tour. We’re pretty sure that’s what this one is. Matti’s going to mount it driftwood style, but they work in a pot too. These pictures are just a tiny little taste. If you’ve never been, you need to go.



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