December 20, 2011

Beverly Hills Private Residence design by PlantsOnWalls

PlantsOnWalls worked closely with the client's designer to create this living wall design. The architect used dramatic up-lighting to highlight the floating orchids amidst a wild jungle of tropical flora. Waves of bright light loving plants flow naturally from the end wall of this sunlight west atrium. The system's frame and felt are both black to shadow into the background. Chinese evergreen and near black ficus waive up from the base and flow into the red undersides of calathea matching foliage of bromiliads. From the ceiling drop ferns amongst the temporal dancing display of orchids an occasional spray of lipstick vine.

Custom living wall installation for a private residence in Beverly Hills, California
by PlantsOnWalls Vertical Gardens, San Francsico









Custom living wall installation for a private residence in Beverly Hills, California
by PlantsOnWalls Vertical Gardens, San Francsico

Custom living wall installation for a private residence in Beverly Hills, California
by PlantsOnWalls Vertical Gardens, San Francsico

Custom living wall installation for a private residence in Beverly Hills, California
by PlantsOnWalls Vertical Gardens, San Francsico

December 18, 2011

Computer Rendered Living Wall Design

Designers at PlantsOnWalls use computers to create rendered designs to gain client approval prior to installation. Anyone can make use of image layout software like Adobe Illustrator or other presentation layout interfaces can use transparant (.gif) images of plants to create layers of repeated images which result in semi-realistic views that represent how a planted vertical garden might feel when complete. Multiple concepts can be presented and approved prior to installation.
Living wall design rendered design by PlantsOnWalls Vertical Gardens
for a private residence in Beverly Hills, California. PlantsOnWalls.com


PlantsOnWalls designer Chris Bribach worked closely with the client's designers to decide upon this final rendered design to be 16' wide by 11' high. An overlay is placed upon the design to corresponds to the specifications for of the vertical planters' pocket grid. Bold lines highlight the 18 panels used to achieve the full size of  this custom living wall design. See: FLORAFELT Custom Sizing Guide

Living wall rendered design (grid overlay) by PlantsOnWalls vertical gardens


The grid is then used to create the final layout during installation. The plants were Root-Wrapped by the greenhouse and placed into boxes. The living wall kit and plants were transported to the job site. In two days PlantsOnWalls installed the living wall kit and plants to create a living tapestry that resembles a window that looks upon a rain-forest. The 2-1/2 minute video below shows how the entire installation was done.


Living wall plant choice design by PlantsOnWalls Vertical Gardens
for a private residence in Beverly Hills, California. PlantsOnWalls.com

December 17, 2011

Beverly Hills Vertical Garden Installation

In Beverly Hills, California, Plants On Walls installed a custom Living Wall for a private residence. Measuring 16' x 11', a total of 528 plants create a stunning feature in the loggia between the living room and outdoor pool, and instantly became one of the signature designs in the remodel.

December 15, 2011

Custom Designed Fern Filled Window Well

PlantsOnWalls created a stunning custom living wall installation for a private home on Telegraph Hill in San Francisco. The clients wanted an exciting and fresh way to mask the bare retaining walls of their master suite's sub-level patio. The open-air indirect light was perfect for a variety of ferns. We fitted 234 root-wrapped plants into the felt pockets, transforming a utilitarian patio into a vibrant space bursting with lush greenery. The client was delighted and remarked on how it recalled childhood forest memories.

Floraframe Living Wall Kits filled with ferns for a private residence in San Francisco.
Custom design and installation by PlantsOnWalls.com
Floraframe Living Wall Kits filled with ferns for a private residence in San Francisco.
Custom design and installation by PlantsOnWalls.com

Floraframe Living Wall Kits filled with ferns for a private residence in San Francisco.
Custom design and installation by PlantsOnWalls.com

Before

December 13, 2011

City of Long Beach Sustainability Proposal


David Magdangal
City of Long Beach, Office of Sustainability
333 W. Ocean Blvd. 13th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802
Office: 562.570.6356
Email: David.Magdangal@longbeach.gov

December 1, 2011

St. Augustine Alligator Farm Living Walls


Just finished planting them and put them in the python exhibit.  Here is a photo...

John Brueggen
Director
St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park
999 Anastasia Blvd.
St. Augustine FL 32080
(904) 824-3337
JBrueggen1@aol.com
www.alligatorfarm.us

November 16, 2011

Marcée Cretarolo of SFO Landscaping

PlantsOnWalls;

I was excited to see the photo of my Terminal 2 installation on your gallery. ( page 2) I have had good success with your product and would recommend it to others. People are curious and interested about how it works.

Best Regards,
Marcée Cretarolo

SFO Landscape





November 9, 2011

Sycamore Elementary's Living Wall Project

Hi PlantsOnWalls;

I am following up on my promise to give a shout out to PlantsOnWalls on my blog for your help with starting our school garden at Sycamore Elementary in Danville. Check it out.  www.vitalandwell.com/blog  It was a very successful 7 week program  that will repeat in the spring.  The kids had a great time learning and the parents, teachers and principals love the beautiful living art of plants on the wall outside the multi-purpose room.

Please feel free to link our blog to yours or make mention of it on your website on how our Elementary School is using your products.  I am happy to be a reference to any callers you get on how we implemented the living wall at our school.

Best wishes,

Angela Stanford



Planting the Living Wall


What a fun time the 5th grade gardeners and I had this week planting this vertical garden of live color outside the Multipurpose Room on the Sycamore Valley Elementary school campus.


wrapping up pansy roots with a black, felt "diaper"

The smiles on the kids faces were priceless as they wrapped up their pansies and climbing jenny into these black felt squares that we laughingly called “black diapers.”


plants "diapered" and ready to plant

The felt holds the roots securely together and holds in moisture when the plant is tucked into it’s pouch on the vertical wall.


Tucking plants in pouches on the wall

The kids tucked their plants into the 48 felt pouches on the wall and learned how to water them with hose using the “shower” setting on the nozzle.  Each pouch needs a drink to the count of of 3.  All members of  the club will take turns watering the living wall as well as the Earthboxes according to a schedule set up by  Mrs. Lawrence, our 4-5th grade science teacher and my partner on this wonderful project.

School garden outside MPR

As we hung the living wall units, we realized we can also water the Earthboxes with the water that drips out of the bottom row of pouches.  This is an excellent lesson of water conservation which Mrs. Lawrence and I will discuss next week!

Along with planting our vertical garden, the kids also fed the worms in the Worm Cafe with their apple cores and banana peels from lunch and checked on their radishes and spinach growing in the Earthboxes.

The green radish tops are in full view, but the spinach is not quite as far along.  Just a few sprigs of green have poked their heads through the soil so far.

A big shout out to PlantsOnWalls (www.plantsonwalls.com) in San Francisco for their generous support with our Living Wall project.

October 25, 2011

Floraframe Recirc-33R: New Design Theme

Plants used from top right: Breynia Hawaiian-Snowbush, Bridal Veil, African Violet, Tradescantia Bolivian, Palm Cycas Revoluta, Caladium (red), Cissus Ellen Dancia Oak Ivy.

October 20, 2011

FLORAFRAME at DES Architecture

DES Architecture/Engineering main lobby now hosts a living wall that is bringing cheer to their offices. The system is on display for clients interested in hosting their own living walls for their upcoming projects. The Floraframe Recirc-24 unit demonstrates the "plug & play" ease of integrating plants into their designs.

DES Architecture offices in Redwood City, California display a Floraframe Recirc-24 in their main lobby.

PlantsOnWalls Showroom Gets New Living Walls

The South-East facade received new custom sized living wall kits to complete the wrap-around frieze that is to be filled with a planting design. The new kits were done in matte grey galvanized frames with recycled grey Florfelt panels. The kits were custom sized to fit perfectly between the columns. In the next weeks the plumbing will be connected and the living walls will be filled with plants.

PlantsOnWalls Showroom's new living wall kits are installed.

PlantsOnWalls Showroom's new living wall kits are installed.

PlantsOnWalls Showroom's new living wall kits are installed.

October 7, 2011

Fern Spa - Los Altos Hills

We checked up on the install for our client in Los Altos Hills today. Installed only weeks earlier, the ferns were shooting out some fresh new growth. There was a quiet hush in the space beneath the floating ferns bursting with life.

PlantsOnWalls custom vertical garden installation for a private residence in Los Altos Hills, California.

Bath Crashers features PlantsOnWalls video clip

Bath Crashers uses a PlantsOnWalls Florafelt Vertical Garden Planter to add a living wall to a bathroom makeover. First they build a wood frame, plant up the wall, then insert it into a recessed area in the walk-in shower.

October 4, 2011

Bath Crashers uses PlantsOnWalls Planters

Bath Crashers used PlantsOnWalls FLORAFELT vertical garden planters for the "Terrible Terrarium" episode 309. Here is the final result that sets plants as a central focal point or their walk-in shower room.

Bath Crashers episode 309 uses PlantsOnWalls FLORAFELT Vertical Garden Planters to create a living wall.
Bath Crashers episode 309 uses PlantsOnWalls FLORAFELT Vertical Garden Planters to create a living wall.
Bath Crashers episode 309 uses PlantsOnWalls FLORAFELT Vertical Garden Planters to create a living wall.
Bath Crashers episode 309 uses PlantsOnWalls FLORAFELT Vertical Garden Planters to create a living wall.

September 25, 2011

Los Altos Hills Private Residence

PlantsOnWalls created a fern paradise for this private residence in California's Los Altos Hills. Two Floraframe Living Wall Kits measuring 192" wide by 87" high were mounted to the existing masonry walls to create homes for 504 ferns. The remaining landscape was planted by San Francisco's Living Green Landscape Design. This open atrium has bright indirect light which is the perfect environment for ferns.

PlantsOnWalls custom vertical garden installation for a Los Altos Hills Residence.

PlantsOnWalls custom vertical garden installation for a Los Altos Hills Residence.

PlantsOnWalls custom vertical garden installation for a Los Altos Hills Residence.

PlantsOnWalls custom vertical garden installation for a Los Altos Hills Residence.

PlantsOnWalls Showroom

PlantsOnWalls Showroom is at 1190 Bryant in San Francsco at 10th Street across from Costco. Stop by and have a look at our living walls. Tel: (415) 658-5498.

September 23, 2011

New Zeland Designer uses Florfelt Planters

Simon Chamberland of Sustainable Partners in Auckland, New Zealand is using PlantsOnWalls Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters to create beautiful living works of art. Contact Simon to learn more about his designs or if you are interested in having a living wall designed and installed for you down under. Email: simon@sustainablepartners.co.nz

FLORAFELT Vertical Garden Panels by Sustainable Partners, New Zealand

FLORAFELT Vertical Garden Panels by Sustainable Partners, New Zealand

FLORAFELT Vertical Garden Panels by Sustainable Partners, New Zealand

FLORAFELT Vertical Garden Panels by Sustainable Partners, New Zealand

September 9, 2011

Tropical Jungle for a San Francisco Live/Work Space

This San Francisco private residence installed very large vertical gardens in their industrial design home. The living walls have brought new life to her live/work industrial design space. After two months the custom installation by PlantsOnWalls shows vigorous new growth. The two living walls are home to 492 tropical plants that look as if a jungle is just next door.

PlantsOnWalls custom vertical garden installation for a private residence in San Francisco.



PlantsOnWalls custom vertical garden installation for a private residence in San Francisco.

September 8, 2011

Floraframe Recirc-33 in Copper

The Floraframe Recirc-33 comes constructed of solid copper and includes black cover felt planting pockets and roller wheels for vertical gardening on the go. Shiny copper will naturally tarnish to a modeled brown with green highlights. Plants are automatically watered daily by pump and timer from the 18 gallon tank below. Fill your portable vertical garden with 33 of your favorite plants to create a stunning display of living art. Order yours today from our website at PlantsOnWalls.com.

PlantsOnWalls Floraframe Recirc-33 in copper.

Fern Walls, Los Altos Residence

PlantsOnWalls created two fern walls for a private home in the hills of Los Altos, California. The client's open air courtyard had shaded bright light which is the perfect environment for ferns. Two Floraframe Living Wall Kits 96" wide x 99" high were each filled with 144 ferns (total 288 plants). 6" potted plants were Root-Wrapped and inserted into the pockets to create the lush designs over the koi pond and existing landscape designed by San Francisco's Living Green.

PlantsOnWalls vertical garden installation for a Los Altos Residence: Floraframe Living Wall Kits.

PlantsOnWalls vertical garden installation for a Los Altos Residence: Floraframe Living Wall Kits.
PlantsOnWalls vertical garden installation for a Los Altos Residence: Floraframe Living Wall Kits.
PlantsOnWalls vertical garden installation for a Los Altos Residence: Floraframe Living Wall Kits.

September 1, 2011

Florafelt Custom Installation

Rock & Rose, a San Francisco landscape design company, used PlantsOnWalls Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters to create vertical garden elements among core tin steel water elements for this San Carlos home. Florafelt planters cover the vertical forms and planter boxes are integrated on the top. Landscape designer Tim O'Shea from Greenworks Landscape will complete the living walls using a variety of grasses and California natives.

Florafelt vertical garden planters used by Rock And Rose Landscaping for a custom installation.

Florafelt vertical garden planters used by Rock And Rose Landscaping for a custom installation.
Florafelt vertical garden planters used by Rock And Rose Landscaping for a custom installation.
Florafelt vertical garden planters used by Rock And Rose Landscaping for a custom installation.