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There's a little oasis out in the middle of the last place you'd expect it to be (Bayview), and it's wooing all sorts of gardeners - thumbs shades of green to, um, less so - to trek down and get inspired.
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Flora Grubb is a sprawling gardening store that manages to feel more like a walk through a secret garden than a trip to one of those typical chain stores. We always come away with a ton of ideas for recreating our little balcony into a lush paradise, and we think that is in large part due to the beauty of the place - it oozes inspiration.
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Not only are there tons of great, climate appropriate plants, but they've got a great selection of outdoor furniture (including one of our favorites, Fermob) and other home design items, as well.
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Outdoors blends fluidly with indoors, where you can find an outpost of Ritual coffee - yum. Sip your cup and check out some the books available on landscaping and gardening if you need some help visualizing your ideal outdoor space.
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Despite the journey to get there (and yeah, we go by public transportation so it's no cake walk) we always leave feeling refreshed, clutching a happy little plant, and already planning our next trip.

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