Originally published on CaliforniaHomeDesign.com

Our obsession with SF's famed Flora Grubb and her eponymously named Flora Grubb Gardens is well documented. So when we recently got the chance to sit down with Flora for our June 2012 issue, we jumped at the chance. Now, she shares her ideas for letting your green flag fly.

1. Pavement to Parks
“We’ve been involved in this SF program to create pocket parks on even the most crowded urban streets, and now similar parks are popping up all over the state.”

2. The Nature Principle by Richard Louv
“Brilliant thinking on why your connection to nature matters to your personal well-being.”

3. Esther Pots
“Esther Pottery captures the colors of California in the glazes of their gorgeous garden pots.”

Click here to discover five more of Flora's summer must-have's!