I’m a big fan of the simple grid pattern. It’s so perfectly simple. Originally I was merely attracted to the white minimalism in all these scrap finds, but they so perfectly host plants like Tillandsias (air plants) as well as other type of epiphytes that I find I can’t stop stuffing plants through squares!
Please specify size: Small (holds 4-6″ diameter pot) Large (holds 8″-12″ diameter pot) Recommended products and retailers with pots best suited for the Sling: CB2 white glass bowl black clay serving bowl Room and Board white nesting bowls Flora Grubb Gardens Heath Ceramics
I’ve always been especially fond of Valentine’s Day. Probably because it’s my birthday, but also because I enjoy any excuse for nice stationary, hand-made paper, stickers, colored pencils and such for crafting your own valentines to give to people you care about. There are many out there that hate how the holiday forces romantic obligations, but I’ve always looked at it as a day to celebrate friendships and love, and to make valentines for many people, or even just for […]
I love to forage with a purpose. Wreaths are so comforting. They’ve conditioned me through holidays with family to feel warmth. They’re a nice intimate way to work with plants and they are fun to give to those special to you. I also, I got a live tree this year. A baby norfolk island. He can be planted after the holidays..
faced with the challenge and uncertaintly of dealing with old sf victorians with questionable old flooring, i took the advice of those around me and chose the cheapest vct-vinyl composition tile. light, relatively inexpensive and easy to put with options for a lot of creativity. vinyl tile has to be laid down on a fairly level surface as it tends to break like a graham cracker when pressure is put down upon it, yet somehow sturdy when perfectly flat. I had to build […]
Flora Grubb Gardens is hosting our official book party-“Air Plants: The Curious World of Tillandsias” is in stores as of last week. I will be talking about the book along with Caitlin Atkinson, the photographer and co-stylist , to share with you our process. Following the presentation and book signing, I’ll guide a free workshop that includes one free tillandsia for attendees. What I’m most excited about, is your feedback. I’ve been getting such an overwhelmingly heart-warming response from readers that I’m really looking forward to […]
I love the sleek steel planters from Oregon based company Steel Life. They’re perfect for a dense planting that still allows for a lot of visual space, especially since it eliminates the need to have a piece of furniture upon which to sit a potted plant. There is a pluggable drainage hole so you can grow wet or dry plants indoors or outdoors and be able to water thoroughly knowing you can always unplug it and let excess run out. Here is […]
I was happily toiling away most of 2013 to complete this project-A comprehensive guide to caring for and designing with Tillandsias (aka air plants) for Timber Press. In addition to providing in-depth knowledge about care, I was thrilled to actualize a series of creations and stylings that was made possible by an amazing partner and photographer, Caitlin Atkinson as well as a loving supportive staff at Flora Grubb Gardens. The book will enable you to feel confident about knowing how and when […]
I created this tillandsia garden (air plant frame) to be like a canvas-a very contained, geometric block of artwork, with watercolor like gradients. It was featured in the New York Times in an article about outdoor bathing in an outdoor bath here designed by collaboration of Flora Grubb Gardens and architect Seth Boor. Living bedside art for Mary Kate Meyerhoffer Taken from Air Plants: The Curious World of Tillandsias© Copyright 2014 by Zenaida Sengo. Photos by Caitlin Atkinson. Published by Timber Press, Portland, OR. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights […]
Thrilled that we’re now carrying BKB ceramics at the nursery, and that it’s made in Joshua Tree, perhaps one of my favorite places of all time. My Rebutia cactus look gorgeous in it; the perfect combo, but I wish I knew the correct species name. Drop a line if you know. I matched the top dressing to the pot by using white aquarium sand. I can’t wait to see the next shipment of pots. The art of ceramics is in serious upswing and I couldn’t be […]