5 great garden decorating ideas
Steal inspiration from an eye-catching California nursery where the planting ideas are free
'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)
To give a small plant more presence, frame it in a large bowl set on its side, as pictured.
Owens and Hirsch also use the glass chunks to create the effect of water in dry creekbeds.
The variegation of this crassula’s foliage provides color year-round and echoes the pot’s cinnamon hue.