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Ever wonder how one of Flora Grubb Gardens' designers would arrange and style plants at home after creating gorgeous scenes at work? The answer lies in this gallery and feature from SFGate on Daniel Nolan and his Hayes Valley abode. The Flora Grubb fixture's home garden is refined, but luscious. He opts for single plants in neutral pots and he isn't afraid to make a statement with a wall of staghorn ferns, (much like the one at the Bayview store).
The real gem of the article, though, is all the free advice to glean from Daniel's expertise. For example, he recommends the Fatsia japonica for those of us plagued with black thumbs and the Helleborus foetidus for "durability and elegance." He also likes to use a live plant as the centerpiece for his dining room. Of course, the article only scratches the surface of the designer's tips, so plan a trip to Flora Grubb Gardens to pick his brain in person. The store is closed now through New Year's Day, but re-opens for regular business on Friday, January 2 at 9am.
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