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Drought Tolerant Living Wall in Sausalito

Drought Tolerant Florafelt Pro System living wall growing in a month later.
Drought Tolerant Florafelt Pro System living wall growing in a month later.

Project Update After One Month

After a month the plants have begun to grow in nicely. As expected the grasses and Lamium are the fastest to grow and first to begin filling in.

Lamium filling in after a month of growth in the Florafelt Pro System.
Lamium filling in after a month of growth in the Florafelt Pro System.

Water conservation is essential in many places but drought tolerant plants come in a huge variety of colors and textures. Artful and exciting designs take full advantage of native species that are well-adapted to microclimates.

Designer Eileen Kelly's newly planted Florafelt Pro System living wall.
Designer Eileen Kelly’s newly planted Florafelt Pro System living wall.

Eileen Kelly of Dig Your Garden Landscape Design created a vertical sweep of colors and shapes for her Sausalito client. The first phase of a complete redesign of the front yard, the living wall is a bold statement about the beauty of conservation.

Drought tolerant living wall design by Dig Your Garden Landscape Design
Drought tolerant living wall design by Dig Your Garden Landscape Design

A planting grid is used to plan the living wall layout. Flowing patterns of colorful varieties make this a living work of art. Drought tolerant plants used for this design:

  • Aeonium ‘Pinwheel’
  • Acorus gramineus ‘Licorice’
  • Cares Testacea ‘Prairie Fire’
  • Lamium ‘White Nancy’
  • Oxalis ‘Burgundy Form’
  • Senecio mandraliscae

As the plants grow in they will completely cover the felt and grid. Irrigation timing will be adjusted to minimize water use for this brilliantly orchestrated design.

Drought Tolerant Living Wall Design and Installation

Designer Eileen Kelley of Dig Your Garden Landscape Design creates a colorful living wall for her Sausalito client working with Plants On Walls using the Florafelt Pro System.