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Daily Garden: Tin’s Utilitarian Franchise Garden

succulent fence wall tin's garden

You guys know Megan and Matti (from Far Out Flora) right?

I shared this yesterday (but with different images) on my Gardenist column at Apartment Therapy….but I love it so much I am going  re-share this sweet story here too.   It all started with a shopping trip for local handmade treasures.   On their adventure, they came across the fantastic canvas pillows created by Tin of Utilitarian Franchise (BTW — these would be excellent on a patio chair and I am going to share my favs in another post later today!)

san francisco succulents
One thing led to another …. as it always seems to among gardeners … and the next thing you know Megan and Matti found themselves not just buying pillows, but making a visit to Tin’s wonderful garden. If you spend 5 seconds at Far Out Flora, and then you look at Tin’s garden, you can see how these three gardeners found an instant kinship. I love little stories of how people connect over plants, pillows, or whatever personal interests.

succulent container

Tin’s Garden is a joyful personal expression painted in succulents, bromeliads and epiphytes that has creatively evolved over time (that is not a spelling error btw, he just hasn’t yet found and collected the ‘F’ to fully and correctly spell San Francisco!). I am in love!

You can read more about this garden, and Megan and Matti’s visit at Far Out Flora.  Also check out their full flickr stream of the garden here.

images from Far Out Flora

r-greayer_55a-short-253x253Rochelle Greayer is a writer, landscape designer, farmers market manageress, former physicist rocket scientist & founder and editor of PITH +VIGOR. Author of Cultivating Garden Style : Inspired Ideas and Practical Advice to Unleash Your Garden Personality (her first solo book) she also writes for Apartment Therapy and hosts garden related and floral workshops in her barn in Harvard, MA.  Want to know more?
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3 Responses to Daily Garden: Tin’s Utilitarian Franchise Garden

  1. Haha, I do sort of savor the irony of a place with Utilitarian in the name having a garden that is purely decorative :]

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