Michelle Aufmann and her cohort Julia Flucht make the most amazing
creations – inspiration indeed to those of us that are obsessed with
I’m a small business owner with a passion for succulents! Not only do my clients support our business but help support low water living and the environment. It’s been a lifelong dream of mine to create beautiful art; succulents have been a wonderful medium to explore my creative abilities.
Particular and creative. I spend most of my day looking for new varieties of succulents and how to create with them. My wall art takes up to 3 weeks to finish, I’m very particular and my own worst critic. Choosing the right succulent, checking it’s leaves, making sure the overall design is cohesive are most important to my art work.
I always loved gardening but never had the time until my late 20’s.
Succulents and edible gardening have really made a difference in how I care for my outdoor space.
It’s always fun to see how succulents and cacti flower and amazing to me how easy they are to propagate.
I needed an easy garden that is little maintenance and low water; succulents fit the bill.
Still searching, too many options.
My mom making fresh salads, jams, and afternoon snacks from our garden. Now my children and I do the same at our home in San Diego. My children also have a succulent garden just for them to care for. These memories have been my most memorable and hopefully will continue on for future generations.
I grew up on the East Coast and now live in San Diego, very different climates and overall foliage. Upstate New York has many wild raspberry bushes and lots of moisture for growing fruits and vegetables. Moving to the West Coast brought delicious avocados, citrus fruits and pomegranates to our table which my family loves.
Italy is a wonderful country top to bottom. California resembles some of
the more northern areas of Italy, so I’m happy where my home is now but
still love to travel when possible.
Most ideas start in the morning hours. I’m up early due to being a mom, so getting to work in the morning has become very therapeutic. I also get more time to build different structures and environments to hold our succulent wall art. The light in the morning is also ideal for photographing plants, since the dew is still present on the plants leaves…it’s perfect.
I usually sketch my client’s ideas for wall art or garden designs on paper. Drawing has always been a large part of my thinking process, especially with plant design. I take pictures all day long with my phone, camera, or draw a quick sketch. Everyday objects can be very inspiring and fuel the fire of creative thinking.
In 5 years I hope our business reaches more people and attracts them to the idea of having succulent gardens and vertical wall art.
Creating rooftop gardens for all homes and all price ranges.
Update February 2014: unfortunately, it looks as though this company is no longer in business.