Sunday, August 11, 2013

Bromeliads, Succulents, and Flora Grubb…oh my

Here’s a few more inspirations from the 2013 Garden Bloggers Fling in San Francisco.

This first one has it roots in my 2005 neighborhood garden tour. These homeowners fashioned their own wire baskets filled with various plants and hung to trees around their pool.


I was so excited when I saw the wire baskets being sold at Flora Grubb, they seemed perfect to re-create this idea that I had seen so many years earlier. Below is my basket planted with a bromeliad and hanging on a palm next to my pool.


Below is a close-up of the basket. I was so excited to get it planted, I didn’t take any pictures of it while it was empty.


My other purchase from Flora Grubb was a couple of these planters.


I think they are made from palm tree trunks, but I’m not positive about that. Here are my two in their new home.


And, since I am on a succulent kick. I bought this old metal bowl at Another Place in Time and filled it with some succulents that I bought at Filoli.



  1. I hadn't realized you bought some of those palm tree pots. They are very cool looking. Love that basket with the bromeliad!

  2. very cool.. i have been at our new home in Morgans Point, TX on Galveston Bay and will be planting my new bromeliad that I bought at Kroger... exceptionally beautiful... today... love the webpage Rhonda

  3. I love that first a matter of fact, that was my yard in that 2005 Westbury Garden Tour! I was so surprised to see that picture online and getting the word out about how Bromeliads grow great here in Houston. You should see it now. You have to be careful with them...they grow so great here that you can easily become over run with them.