Plant care guru John Kish of Somewhere That’s Green in Bend Oregon is excited to add living walls to his client offerings. Florafelt Recirc self-contained recirculating living walls have their own watering system. Pumps and timers automatically irrigate the plants. Tanks are topped off as needed.
A Green Opportunity
Newly planted designs to look great from the get-go. As plants grow in, they become a whole another experience. John Kish is excited for the possibilities to add a beautiful green experience to homes and commercial spaces in the Bend, Oregon area.
A year later, the floating tropical garden at Plants On Walls showroom is bursting with life. The tropical vertical garden has been watered and fed using an automatic drain-away system. Bright indirect light is the perfect setting for thriving tropicals. Come visit our showroom at 1190 Bryant Street in San Francisco to learn more about how we create these delightful low-maintenance ecosystems.
A Florafelt living wall was installed at the Shippan Show House in Stamford, Connecticut. Victoria Lyon, an Old Greenwich designer, and Robin Horton, an Old Greenwich resident who runs a creative consultation and design firm and writes the blog “Urban Gardens,” teamed up to design the greenhouse and two garden rooms off of the garage. One of the features includes a vertical growing wall by Plants On Walls.
Plants On Walls shows a 20′ x 7′ tall tropical vertical garden display for the 2010 West Coast Green Convergence in the main lecture hall. Also revealed, the Plant Habit, a compact self-watering garden. The display will remain for the duration of the event from Sept 30 to Oct 2 in the Herbst Pavilion at Fort Mason, San Francisco’s waterfront convention center.
The living 4 wall panels that were growing at Snidle Gallery in San Francisco were transported to the Saint Regis Hotel 5 blocks away to be displayed for the Sustainable Industries Forum. The mature living wall has been growing for 9 months. The 30 pound panels were supported by pipe frames to create a living backdrop for Buro Happold Consulting Engineers. After the one day exhibition the panels were returned to the sunny windows of the gallery.
This Full-24 Pocket Floraframe has been thriving and evolving over the last 5 months. It’s only light source is a 50-watt halogen flood bulb about 3 feet from the panel that is on a timer on daily for 8 hours. It’s water is sourced and drained into a toilet’s fresh water holding tank (in the room just behind the panel). A small fountain pump connected to a plug in timer waters the panel twice a week for 15 minutes. All of the plants are using root wrappers and the plants are fed with MaxSea fertilizer once a month, manually added by watering can. You can definitely notice when food is added how the plants burst out with new growth. It has been a delight to watch the panel grow and add and occasionally change plants around.
These two vertical gardens are on display at SF Foliage in San Francisco. Each living wall measures 5-1/2′ wide by 8′ tall. The walls were originally planted in May of this year. After two months the walls have grown in with very little attention. Today we re-arranged the plants slightly to make some design improvements and add some fresh color.
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