Friday, April 1, 2011

Garden Inspiration from Pier 39

In recent travels to San Francisco, we took a little stroll on Pier 39
Its a popular Pier for shopping and eating. 

This crab is really cool! Talk about vertical growing! The crabs body has a number of succulents and plant growing. I thought it was a very neat way of displaying art and plants.

I was checking out all of the flowers and container gardens they had on display. I  snapped a few pictures for future inspiration in my own gardens and to share with all of you!

Tulips were in full bloom! I have never seen so many in one place.

Here are some Tulips and Daffodils hanging out together in a wooden barrel.

I loved how they had flowers and edibles growing together in these large barrels.

The possibilities are endless when mixing edibles with flowers .

I loved the mixing of succulents with shrubs! 
The purple flowers in the background really make the succulents pop!

Succulents and flowers are mixed together in this window box display.
 I also like the ornamental grass's peeking out here and there.

More container gardens along the pier. I love the fuschia flowers. I have this in my backyard, although it is not blooming yet. I purchased mine through Annie's Annuals

I love these yellow bell looking flowers. The leaves are gorgeous too. I don't remember the name.
Any ideas?

Here we have more succulents with shrubs. I really love the textures blended in this garden bed.

We also stopped to look at all the amazing bread sea creatures that were baking at Boudin Bakery

We had such a fun trip! We also visited Alcatraz Island. That will be another post. They had Gorgeous gardens on the island as well.

When you visit places, do you ever stop to see whats growing?

Where are some places you have visited with flowers blooming and gardens growing?

Happy Garden Exploring!!!


  1. That crab is totally cool! I love the bread sea creatures. Too cute.

  2. I love seeing the mixture of plants grown in the containers. Beautiful! The pastries look good too.

  3. I love that crab! I'd also like to eat that bread.

    What are the little blue flowers mixed in with the succulents? I like those.

    Sounds like you had an awesome trip. :)

  4. I love checking out flowers anywhere!! FANTASTIC pictures, Jenn! Thanks so much for sharing.
    MMMM wonder if that bread tastes as good as it looks.


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