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