Succulents are great, aren't they. I mean, have you ever failed keeping one alive? Well, I haven't - not in my garden at least. The ones I have in my garden keep multiplying happily. And I divide, happily. Some of them I barely have to dig a hole for when I replant them, and they take root and go on without any fuss. Not to mention that many of them look great year round.
If you love succulents like me and you are looking for something different to do with them, take a look at what Flora Grubb and her business partner Saul Nadler do for a living.
Flora Grubb, who owns a garden store in San Francisco creates vertical gardens, among many things, and succulents are the perfect medium.
Here is something they call pocket garden. It's plants tucked into pockets that they call the Wooly Pocket System. This entrance wall was made for a clothing boutique in San Francisco.
The pockets are light weight, made of recycled plastic bottles and can go inside or outside.
Here is a Tillandsia wall that Flora Grubb made for a hotel.
Tillandsia is a plant that doesn't need any soil. It takes in all its nutrients and water through its leaves. The roots only serve as anchors. Seems like the perfect wall plant to me.
Why didn't I think of that?
I could imagine myself going to work with a smile on my face if this was my job.
Oh, well. Time to go water my horizontal garden.
For some more pictures and information on Flora Grubb, her blogg, her shop... click here.
All pictures are from Flora Grubb Gardens.