Four living walls make a bold, artistic statement on a roof deck garden for a luxury San Francisco home. Artfully positioned like living columns, the vertical gardens host a vibrant collection of expressive greenery. Designer Christine Dunkley of Planted Places used the Florafelt Pocket living wall system to create this stunning display overlooking the famous views of the San Francisco Bay.
A Florafelt Pockets living wall is featured in this informative and fun interview by Nick Federoff, host of Things Green, on local PBS stations in Southern California. Living wall designer and Florafelt system specialist Mitzi Bartlett from Florals by Mitzi discusses her beautiful living wall at the Tacos Tu Madre in West Hollywood. Listen and learn about how plant walls can really make a difference by cleaning our indoor air.
The actual lights shown are 40 watt metal halide but there are newer High Power 40 watt full-spectrum LED lights that will provide the same light and last much longer. Learn more about living wall lighting here: Lighting Guide for Living Walls.
Overlooking the Florida intercoastal waterway from Siesta Key, a floating array of ferns and philodendrons create a gently framed surround for an elegant buddha. It’s the ultimate experience for an outdoor dining patio.
Vibrant plants highlight a powerful buddha sculpture. The contrast creates a forceful sensation made light and airy by delicate pteris cretica ferns.
This high-design home requires a deliberative touch for installation and maintenance. This is where the Florafelt Pocket System shines. Florafelt Wraps contain the soil and roots, allowing precision artistic modifications. The wrapped plants also allow Seth to change and maintain the wall as needed.
Seth Stottlemeyer owns and manages Oasis Gardenscapes, a successful living wall installation and service business in the Sarasota, Florida area. His projects range from luxury residential to commercial businesses, creating a mood and setting that only living plants can provide. Seth works with architects and designers to bring their vision to life.
In a much-needed spring renewal for all of us in 2021, the living wall at the San Francisco Botanical Garden Bookstore gets a refresh and restoration. Older plants are trimmed back and fresh, flowering color is added.
The amazing volunteers wrapped the plants and filled the Florafelt Pockets in a single day. Even after 4 years, the felt is easily cleaned with a hose, and the root wraps are as durable as ever.
The Florafelt Pockets living wall system was donated by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls in 2016. It’s ever-changing beauty has become a well-loved feature, as well as a tangible asset for bookstore and nursery sales. Located at the entrance of the park, the bookstore is open to the public.
Florafelt Wraps Reused for Living Wall Renewal
The San Francisco Botanical Garden Bookstore asked Chris from Plants On Walls to refresh the Florafelt Pockets living wall garden design. Chris uses reusable Florafelt Wraps to swaddle ferns and colorful flowering perennials to the wall.
Hundreds of plants create a vibrant, thrilling welcome to a custom home designed by Fani Hansen Architects. Located in San Rafael, California, this amazing installation has been thriving for a full year with very little maintenance. Created from Florafelt Pockets and installed by Chris Bribach of Plants on Walls, the plants were selected for the indoor lighting and have become a harmonious garden.
Explore how you can include architectural details that bring so many plants into your life. Florafelt Pockets are easy to integrate into your designs. Simply plan for a water source that irrigates from the top and a drain tray for excess water. Or you can use a tank, pump, and timer to create a recirculating system.
Linnea Botanicals is a biophilic design firm founded by Beatrice Linnea Bast in Philadelphia and Delray Beach, Florida. Guided by her conviction to connect people to the natural world by bringing the outside in, she believes greenery makes us happier and more connected.
Working at the intersection of art and ecology, Linnea Botanicals designs custom indoor and outdoor vertical gardens. Deep experience in fine art and design makes for elegant installations, custom-suited to any space. When not dreaming up the next vertical garden, Linnea also delights in the art of botanical illustration.
She holds a BFA from the University of Michigan, a Permaculture Design Certificate from Urban Permaculture Institute of San Francisco, and has studied ornamental horticulture at San Francisco City College and also at the New York Botanical Garden. Growing up in Philadelphia, she spent much of her childhood gardening with her horticulturist grandparents, inspiring a lifelong love of plants.
Discover the ultimate living wall experience on two floors as you ascend the grand spiral staircase to a tropical wonderland. Tucked away in a private San Francisco penthouse this exotic living wall installation was created by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls using the Florafelt Pocket Panel living wall system. High power LED lights create an artificial sun that delivers a fresh feeling to this urban hideaway.
Orchid roots add organic interest
Orchids are added to the vibrantly colorful living wall at Young Dental in San Francisco. This wildly complex design has evolved using orchids and bromeliads along with philodendron cordatum. This custom recirculating system is made with Florafelt Grow Strip woven into a narrow 6-in grid. This allows for more complexity in the design and the use of smaller plant materials.
Orchids are simply pinned to the surface
Note how the orchids are added to the surface of the felt so the roots will only receive they’re preferred place of being close to a humid condition. First remove all the bark that normally comes with orchids. Then choose a location on the living wall where the roots can hang down to add a natural organic look. The orchid’s roots are held in place using support sticks that typically supplied with the plants. You can also use wire, pins or other creative means to support your orchids to the Florafelt material.
Holiday Cheer that Keeps Giving
Enjoy a beautiful living wall that lives on. Mix color florals with pine branches to create a cheerful holiday display. Then change it up next year to explore year-round seasonal combinations. This beautiful holiday inspired design was created by Janet Kimber of Plant Walls Canada in Toronto using the Florafelt Compact Kit.