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Add Orchids to Your Living Wall

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.

Custom recirculating living wall made with a high density grid and Florafelt Grow Strip by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls for Young Dental in San Francisco.

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.

Custom recirculating living wall made with a high density grid and Florafelt Grow Strip by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls for Young Dental in San Francisco.
Orchids added to the surface of a Florafelt living wall by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls.
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Compact Living Wall Holiday Style

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.

Florafelt Compact Kit Holiday Style by Janet Kimber of Plant Walls Canada.
Florafelt Compact Kit Holiday Style by Janet Kimber of Plant Walls Canada.
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Rainwater Sourced Koi Pond Irrigates and Nourishes a Custom Crafted Atrium Fern Wall

Harvested rainwater creates a living oasis for a Southern California water conscious home.

The living wall integrates with the water catchment system

“Thanks Plants On Walls for all your help. Love your Florafelt product. Our Florafelt Pockets living wall is filling in nicely. Building this atrium was my retirement project and took a year to complete. All of the plants are irrigated with collected rain water and fed using Koi pond water. The off-grid water system makes this ideal project for Southern California.”
– Jack Barkley

Koi pond filled with harvested rainwater that also provides water and nutrients for the Florafelt living wall.
Florafelt Pockets living wall by Jack Barkley.
Florafelt Pockets living wall by Jack Barkley.
A Florafelt Pockets living wall filled with ferns beautifully integrates with the architecture.

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Vertical Gardens Make Us Happy

The deep green of the living wall with burlwood table and lighting created with seed pods enhance the organic feel to this space.

A wall of plants is more than a beautiful home feature. It’s an entire community of living things. Together they have a life of their own and create a distinct personality. The leaves grow and move every day, creating a subtle but distinct change. It’a living ecosystem that’s complex and rich, and that’s why they draw our attention.

Landscape Designer Lindsey Graves provides extra love and care to his living wall creations.

Getting to Know Your Vertical Garden

Touching your plants lets you know your living wall better. You can feel the raw power of life in each leaf. Interacting with plants reminds of the miracle of living things. Getting to know your living wall will also make the plants healthier and happier. For example, wiping leaves removes dust so they can breath easier. The surface of leaves absorb carbon dioxide from our breath and converts it to oxygen, which helps us breathe easier too.

Like a window into a jungled forrest this living wall was built into the design of this architectural home.

Plants Give Back

Plants bring huge joy. We love potted plants in our homes and offices, but it’s magnified with an entire wall. We spend most of our time indoors, so a vertical garden is a reminder of how important nature is for our well-being. It feels like an open window and lets us experience nature every day.

Philodendron Congo Green loves living walls with bright light and pairs nicely with Philodendron Xanadu Neon to provide striking color contrast.

Inspiring Green Design

This living wall is designed by the architect and owners of this Noe Valley San Francisco home. With their construction team, they created a waterproof alcove with floor drains. An inset plywood surface was waterproofed with rubber pond liner, and Florafelt Pocket Panels were mounted using deck screws. Irrigation tubing was added at the top, and water slowly drips to each plant. Full-spectrum LED lighting provides perfect light levels. A mix of philodendrons and others are were added to create dramatic green sweeps with subtle textures. Over the years, the plants were rearranged, and new species introduced. The Florafelt Pockets and Wraps system makes it easy to sculpt this well-loved living wall.

Florafelt Pockets Make it Easy

Affordable and elegantly designed synthetic felt pockets are mounted easily to walls. Once irrigation and drainage is in place they are quickly planted to provide you with an instant living experience.

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Population Hair Salon

Population Hair Salon on Divisadero Street in San Francisco (NOPA area) asked Plants On Walls to create a lush green jungle experience for their hair washing area. As the clients lean their heads back they will be enveloped in the tropics. Owner, Brian approves of the installation that was completed in one day prior to their soft opening. The entire system is on self-watering drip and drains to a floor drain on the back patio.

Florafelt Pocket Panel living wall by Plants On Walls for Population Hair Salon in San Francisco.
Florafelt Pocket Panel living wall by Plants On Walls for Population Hair Salon in San Francisco.
Florafelt Pocket Panel living wall by Plants On Walls for Population Hair Salon in San Francisco.
Florafelt Pocket Panel living wall by Plants On Walls for Population Hair Salon in San Francisco.