Tin's Utilitarian Franchise Garden

The Gardenist

Megan and Matti's blog, Far Out Flora, about their San Francisco garden has been a favorite of mine for a while. Recently they shared a sweet story of shopping locally for great handmade items when they came across fantastic canvas pillows created by Tin of Utilitarian Franchise. 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 we have.

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. Be sure to click through to their Flickr set for more of Tin's garden.

(Images: Far Out Flora