From Barren Plot to City Oasis

At the moment we’re visiting with Max Cannon who gardens in south San Francisco, California:

garden patio covered in container plantings of succulents and cacti

Our backyard began as a barren plot of concrete and hard-pan clay in 2017, our mission has been to create a sense of oasis in an city setting.

close up of tropical plants

Gardening is our major software for self-expression, our palette features a numerous array of crops together with bromeliads, palms, and succulents.

another view of the densely planted garden

Vertical parts are a key function in our very small backyard creating a sense of enclosure.

small tropical trees amongst the succulent plantings

Now we have additionally tried to create intimate seating areas, locations we are able to chill out and admire the various array of plant kinds in our backyard.

close up of various succulent foliage plants

Whereas floral coloration is minimal and subdued a lot of the 12 months, foliage coloration is at all times a major concern when deciding on and inserting crops within the backyard.

various potted cacti and succulents against a blue wall

Now we have emphasised silver and blue in our backyard, and have used daring paint colours on our residence to assist create a backdrop for our beloved crops, together with a wall impressed by Yves St. Laurent’s Villa Oasis.

close up of air plants

Recycled materials has additionally develop into a key aspect in our backyard, a favourite is the mattress springs we scavenge round city. Right here a mattress spring serves as a spot for Tillandsia (air crops) to  rising and blooming.

close up of potted succulents in the garden

If you wish to see extra of this stunning backyard, take a look at their instagram: @planty_magoo


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