An Upcycled Driftwood Dream Garden

An Upcycled Driftwood Dream Garden

Kimber Watson
Mar 22, 2012

There's just something about driftwood and succulents that go hand in hand together. For me, it's the rustic charm and muted tones of the driftwood that allow the colors, shape and texture of succulents to really shine. Far Out Flora, one of my favorite gardening blogs, captured the beauty of this juxtaposition on the streets of San Francisco.

The Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco is probably one of my favorite places in the city. And even though I'm situated on the opposite side of the country, it's a must-see anytime I visit. While I don't have the same climate for gardening — and I'm envious of their ability to grow all kinds of amazing succulents year round outdoors — it still provides me with mounds of inspiration for my east coast garden.

As many avid gardeners know, walking the streets and seeing what others have done with their space can be just as inspirational (if not more so), as picking up a gardening book or magazine. And thanks to the folks at Far Out Flora, I didn't even have to hop on a plane to take in the Outer Sunset this spring. Megan snapped a few photos of this amazing succulent garden on her dog walk and calls it a "rock star of a garden", which I couldn't agree with more. Now I can now add two DIY projects to my ever-growing list: Driftwood containers and a driftwood edging. Time consuming I'm sure, but it should add up to be pretty easy on my wallet while making a dramatic impact on my garden.

To view more photos of the garden and even see it while the fence was in progress two years ago, head over to Far Out Flora's blog. While you're there, be sure to scroll through the comments to read the tale about the "Tomb of the Stolen Succulent" by the garden's owner!

What ideas have you gained from walking past or peaking into someone else's garden?

(Images: Far Out Flora)

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