With some serious imagination and an assist from David Blaine, you could create a secret garden in your sixth-floor walk-up sans balcony.
Or you could just escape to the new location of Flora Grubb Gardens, a stunning 28,000-square-foot nursery and retail space in Bayview.
The focus is still on unusual plant species ideal for the Bay Area climate, but now you can also kick back on candy-colored patio furniture with a good gardening book and sip java among exotic botanicals and palm trees.
Organic potting soil, Burgon & Ball shears, and ergonomic tools by Radius Garden aid those with seeds to sow. Those without can take home FluffyCo tees and note cards, Urge to Adorn belts, and an eclectic array of home accessories.
Bring in a photo of your outdoor space and the staff of professional landscapers will help you plan a garden of your own.
Even if it’s just a nearly invisible window box.
Flora Grubb Gardens, 1634 Jerrold Avenue, at 3rd Street (415-626-7256 or floragrubb.com).