Despite the number of parks we're lucky enough to have around here, spending your days among the cement paths and buildings of the city can still leave you longing for more greenery. If you get that feeling, you're not alone. The past decade has shown gardens popping up everywhere, from rooftops to the sides of buildings and anywhere in between. The trend doesn't seem to be waning, either, as these unexpected pops of green are not only a welcome change to the typical concrete jungle, but could be the answer to providing locally grown sustainable food to city dwellers, where the space for traditional gardening methods may not exist.
Chocolates last about a day; roses, a week. So what's the best way to commemorate everlasting love? We'll take a nod from our tiny, oft-neglected garden where the only plants to survive–let alone flourish–are our lovely succulents. These things are hearty, and a good way to convey to a loved one that you're in it for the long haul.
Slicked-out tiny prefabs and cottages have got people looking at sheds in a whole new way, thinking beyond the old rundown backyard tool shack to new, modern mini-buildings that take up little square footage while being able to fulfill one's unique living space needs.
Giving your mom a bouquet of flowers is sweet, but come on - the woman gave birth to you. You can do a little better than that. Get her something that'll last longer than a week by taking her over to Flora Grubb this weekend. She can pick from their wide selection of succulents, herbs, or flowers, choose a colorful pot, and tada! A gift for your mama that will last until next Mother's Day and beyond. Also, stop by this Sunday and all moms will be entered to win a $100 gift certificate from the store - much more enjoyable than that old Safeway bouquet, right?
The fallback gift for Valentine's Day is usually to say it with flowers, but this year why not say it with a potted planted? It's the gift that keeps giving, seeing as it won't be tossed out in a week, and with the big sale going on over at Flora Grubb this month, it's a cost-effective choice too. Get 25% off on all garden plants that are 2 gallons or larger, and 25% off most garden furniture and accessories. We're particularly fond of their stock tanks (shown here) which would work perfectly as a little garden container for the urban green thumb you adore.