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Crafted Color Living Walls by Randy Raburn Design

Florafelt Pockets Living Wall by Randy Raburn Design in Portland Oregon.

The mix of color and texture in planting design sets the bar for top landscape designers. The integration of color from the surrounding site sets the tone and mood for a subtle and sensitive way to create a soft and healing mood in your garden. The mix of art and horticulture can produce a harmonious experience that is breathtaking. Landscape designer, Randy Raburn designs elegantly crafted Florafelt Pocket living walls for the Portland, Oregon area.

Hiking through the Columbia River Gorge or Silver Creek Falls, I’ve been intrigued by the natural beauty of plants growing on vertical surfaces, like rock walls. The first time I saw a Patrick Blanc installation using plants as works of art applied to the outside of buildings, I found a new passion – vertical gardens. In the 70’s French botanist Patrick Blanc began using synthetic materials to create walls replicating natural vertical habitats. His concept of vertical gardens has been proven with many successful and beautiful installations worldwide. My work follows the Blanc style by using a modular panel system with an array of pockets using felt made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.” – Randy Raburn

Florafelt Pockets Living Wall by Randy Raburn Design in Portland Oregon.

Florafelt Pockets Living Wall by Randy Raburn Design in Portland Oregon.

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Brilliantly Located Vertical Garden Transforms Small Patio

Florafelt Pockets Living Wall by Gregg Pulisciano of The Geek Garden.

This newly planted living wall shows how you can use color and texture to create a flow. Similar plants wrap around the corner to create a continuous feel. The initial planting starts small which allows the plants to naturalize to their environment and fill in the garden quickly.

Designer Gregg Pulisciano of The Geek Garden transforms an outdoor patio with a gorgeous living wall. What was an uninviting space under the stairs, is now a spectacular focal point garden. Lightweight and flexible, Florafelt Pockets allow for unexpected design solutions.

Florafelt Pockets Living Wall by Gregg Pulisciano of The Geek Garden

It sure was a cool experience putting this wall up. I like how versatile & easy the system is to install. For this install I modified panels to fit the angle that were trimmed to size. It still worked as normal as an unmodified one. Good stuff!

Gregg Pulisciano, The Geek Garden
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Expressive Living Wall Design by Christine Dunkley

Florafelt Pockets Living Wall by Christine Dunkley of Planted Places for a San Francisco home.

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.

Florafelt Pockets Living Wall by Christine Dunkley of Planted Places for a San Francisco home.
Florafelt Pockets Living Wall by Christine Dunkley of Planted Places for a San Francisco home.
Florafelt Pockets Living Wall by Christine Dunkley of Planted Places for a San Francisco home.

Florafelt Pockets Living Wall by Christine Dunkley of Planted Places for a San Francisco home.
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All Things Green Video Interview Features a Florafelt Pockets Living Wall

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.

All Things Green video interview featuring Mitzi Bartlett at Tacos Tu Madre in West Hollywood.

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.

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Green Street Design Builds a Tropical Paradise

Florafelt Pockets living wall by Green Street Design in Columbus, Ohio.

Green Street Design in Dublin, Ohio create a beautiful living wall using the Florafelt Pocket Panel System. Pre-wrapped plants make installation fast and easy. The unique patented pleated felt system invites roots to grow into the felt and become part of a living ecosystem.

Florafelt Pockets living wall by Green Street Design in Columbus, Ohio.
Florafelt Pockets living wall by Green Street Design in Columbus, Ohio.
Florafelt Pockets living wall by Green Street Design in Columbus, Ohio.
Florafelt Pockets living wall by Green Street Design in Columbus, Ohio.
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Peacefully Green Living Wall by Oasis Gardenscapes

Florafelt Pockets living wall by Seth Stottlemyer of Oasis Gardenscapes in Sarasota, Florida.

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.

Florafelt Pockets living wall by Seth Stottlemyer of Oasis Gardenscapes in Sarasota, Florida.
Florafelt Pockets living wall by Seth Stottlemyer of Oasis Gardenscapes in Sarasota, Florida.
Seth Stottlemeyer of Oasis Gardenscapes with a Florafelt Root Wrap. Photo: Daniel Perales, Edible Sarasota

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San Francisco Botanical Bookstore Living Wall Gets a Colorful Makeover

Florafelt Pockets living wall donated by Plants On Walls at San Francisco Botanical Bookstore.

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 Pockets living wall donated by Plants On Walls at San Francisco Botanical Bookstore.
Florafelt Pockets living wall donated by Plants On Walls at San Francisco Botanical Bookstore.

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.

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Art and Permaculture Inspires Living Wall Design

Florafelt living wall by Linnea Botanicals.

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.

Linnea Bast, owner of Linnea Botanicals with her Florafelt living wall design.
Linnea Bast, owner of Linnea Botanicals with her beautiful Florafelt living wall creation.
Linnea Bast maintains her Florafelt living wall.
Florafelt living wall by Linnea Botanicals.
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Luxury San Francisco Penthouse Living Wall

Florafelt Pockets Living Wall for a luxury penthouse in San Francisco by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls.

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.

Florafelt Pockets Living Wall for a luxury penthouse in San Francisco by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls.
Florafelt Pockets Living Wall for a luxury penthouse in San Francisco by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls.
Florafelt Pockets Living Wall for a luxury penthouse in San Francisco by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls.
Florafelt Pockets Living Wall by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls for San Francisco Penthouse 7
Florafelt Pocket Panel living wall for a luxury penthouse in San Francisco designed by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls.