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A Woodland Surprise in a Safe Haven

Florafelt Pro System living wall by Christine Dunckley of Planted Places for a Palo Alto Home.

A gorgeous discovery

A living wall of exotic tropicals turns a standard basement light well into a luxurious subterranean garden that enriches a home gym and dance studio.

Florafelt Pro System living wall by Christine Dunckley of Planted Places for a Palo Alto Home.

The owners of this Palo Alto home asked Planted Places to bring a touch of nature into an active space designed to encourage healthy living. In addition to freshening the air, the living wall is a singular expression of tropical beauty, vibrant with colors and textures. The owners were also thrilled to discover how local wildlife shared their vision of a natural shelter.

Florafelt Pro System living wall by Christine Dunckley of Planted Places for a Palo Alto Home.
Florafelt Pro System living wall by Christine Dunckley of Planted Places for a Palo Alto Home.

Architectural-grade Florafelt Pro System

Green wall expert and designer Christine Dunckley chose the Florafelt Pro System to transform the light well into a flourishing exotic garden. After waterproofing the walls, her team installed the Florafelt Pro System and planted the grid according to her design. Because the grids easily accommodate fully grown plants, it took a single day for the team two wrap and plant an instant tropical oasis. The Florafelt Pro System provides the ultimate solution for vertical landscape artistry, with room enough for a huge variety of leafy and flowering plants. The wall evolves as it grows, weaving a rich tapestry of colors, shapes, and textures.

Florafelt Pro System living wall installation by Christine Dunckley of Planted Places.

The perfect place to nest

After enjoying their tropical living wall for a few months, the owners noticed two birds carefully tending one spot in particular. They made the exciting discovery they’d provided a safe haven for a local bird family! Sheltering in the foliage, this gorgeous nest of eggs is the purest illustration of a soothing, private oasis

A bird nest discovered in the Florafelt Pro System. Living wall design/photo by Christine Dunckley of Planted Places.