5 great garden decorating ideas

Steal inspiration from an eye-catching California nursery where the planting ideas are free

Danica Hirsch and Samantha Owens

Barrels and Branches

Not many people start a business while still in their 20s. But Samantha Owens and Danica Hirsch each knew they wanted to own a nursery almost from the time they could first hold a trowel. Owens grew up on a flower farm, while Hirsch is her family’s third generation to go into the business.

'It was practically inevitable we’d end up here,” says Hirsch of the nursery the two opened ― called Barrels and Branches ― in Encinitas, California.

"Gardeners need inspiration, not just plants,” Owens says. “Fortunately, coming up with those ideas is the fun part of the job ― we both like that best."

INFO  Barrels and Branches (1452 Santa Fe Dr., Encinitas, CA; 760/753-2852)




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