December 8, 2012

Conservatory of Flowers Vertical Garden


A dazzling array of exotic tropicals cover a wall at the entrance to San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park.  Guadalupe Cota, Senior Nursery Specialist, selects and places each plant as they become available, and the Florafelt Vertical Garden system gives her the flexibility to slowly build the perfect garden according to availability and aesthetic design.  After 6 months, nearly 2/3rds of the pockets have been filled, and the plants have shown significant growth . The planters are hung from steel struts by s-hooks and are watered and fed by a digital hose timer and pressure feeder.  The Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters were donated to this San Francisco institution by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls.  it is located in the front entrance, and offers visitors a welcome bursting with color and intrigue. http://PlantsOnWalls.com


Vertical Garden for San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers - PlantsOnWalls.com
Vertical Garden for San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers - PlantsOnWalls.com
Vertical Garden for San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers - PlantsOnWalls.com
Vertical Garden for San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers - PlantsOnWalls.com

December 6, 2012

6 Months Mature at 100 Pine San Francisco

After 6 months, the vertical garden at 100 Pine Street in Downtown San Francisco has developed a rich depth of color and texture.  The blue star ferns have emerged, while the bird nest, mother, and leather ferns push to the front of the ficus decora, giving 3-dimensional structure to the composition.  Designed by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls for CBRE office towers. http://PlantsOnWalls.com

Vertical Garden Installation at 100 Pine St. San Francisco by Chris Bribach of PlantsOnWalls.com
Vertical Garden Installation at 100 Pine St. San Francisco by Chris Bribach of PlantsOnWalls.com
Vertical Garden Installation at 100 Pine St. San Francisco by Chris Bribach of PlantsOnWalls.com
Vertical Garden Installation at 100 Pine St. San Francisco by Chris Bribach of PlantsOnWalls.com

September 4, 2012

Conservation Garden Park's Vertical Garden On Wheels

Conservation Garden Park located in West Jordan, Utah received their 4 Floraframe Rolling Recirc Units and immediately filled them with gorgeous tropical plants. Their design is strikingly beautiful and will grow to be an jungle of colors. Visit their Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/ConservationGardenPark

Learn more and buy online at http://PlantsOnWalls.com/floraframe


Living Walls and Vertical Gardens made easy with free standing self watering units. Learn more and buy online at http://PlantsOnWalls.com

Living Walls and Vertical Gardens made easy with free standing self watering units. Learn more and buy online at http://PlantsOnWalls.com

July 30, 2012

San Francisco Conservatory Adds New Life to their Vertical Garden

The team of gardeners at San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers is carefully building their living wall by selecting the most exotic and delightful species, one at a time. The result is guaranteed to be an exquisite experience. Located in the front entrance. [map] Learn more at http://PlantsOnWalls.com/







July 26, 2012

Strawberry Walls

Strawberries are harvested from a vertical garden using Florafelt Living Wall Planters in Brentwood, California. The steaming hot summers of California's Central Valley are famous for their plentiful produce harvests. Getting the plants off the ground helps curb inset attack and makes for easy pickings. It's fun to just walk up and get a snack. http://PlantsOnWalls.com

Strawberry Vertical Garden made with Florafelt Living Wall Planters - http://PlantsOnWalls.com

Strawberry Vertical Garden made with Florafelt Living Wall Planters - http://PlantsOnWalls.com

Strawberry Vertical Garden made with Florafelt Living Wall Planters - http://PlantsOnWalls.com

July 9, 2012

San Francisco Conservatory Of Flowers New Vertical Garden

The San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, one of San Francisco's cultural and historical gems, now boasts a huge vertical garden from Plants On Walls.  The new feature welcomes visitors as they step into this Victorian masterpiece and gives them a thrilling preview of the wonders that await inside.  The 360-pocket living wall will house exotic species grown at this famed location, as well as donated plants. Plants On Walls provided 32 Florafelt living wall planters mounted to a galvanized steel frame. The permanent installation will be  used to highlight special exhibits as well as seasonal attractions.  You can visit the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. [map]





July 6, 2012

Plants On Walls Revisits Urban Bistro a Year Later

A year ago, PlantsOnWalls installed a 14" x 12" living wall with 360 individual ferns using Florafelt pocket planters for Urban Bistro in Burlingame, California. Now we're back to see how they've grown. A close look at the blue star fern shows some expansion of its unusual root system.

PlantsOnWalls revisits its year-old vertical garden fern wall installation for Urban Bistro in Burlingame, CA. http://PlantsOnWalls.com/

PlantsOnWalls revisits its year-old vertical garden fern wall installation for Urban Bistro in Burlingame, CA. http://PlantsOnWalls.com/

PlantsOnWalls revisits its year-old vertical garden fern wall installation for Urban Bistro in Burlingame, CA. http://PlantsOnWalls.com/

PlantsOnWalls revisits its year-old vertical garden fern wall installation for Urban Bistro in Burlingame, CA. http://PlantsOnWalls.com/

BLUE STAR FERN (phlebodium aureum mandaianum): The Blue Star Fern is a beautiful but rugged fern that makes a vivid accent for your vertical garden. After a few years, the fuzzy orange roots begin to crawl over the felt pockets, creating even more dynamic color contrasts.

The fantasy-blue color of this easy-to-grow fern is reminiscent of nautical and water-related design, and make it a stunning addition to living walls. The oversized fronds make a bold canvas for the truly striking color. Best grown in shade to part shade, this is a very forgiving fern, provided it is not overwatered, and shows good drought tolerance.

CREATE LIVING ART: Learn to create your own living wall and buy Florafelt Vertical Planters online at PlantsOnWalls Vertical Gardens. Visit: http://PlantsOnWalls.com/

VERTICAL GARDEN PATIO DINING EXPERIENCE: Go have a look yourself. Bop down for a nice sunny outdoor patio lunch in Burlingame and dine beneath the cool beauty. Urban Bistro on Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/urban-bistro-burlingame

June 26, 2012

Florafelt F12 - Custom Copper Frame Recirc

A copper framed Florafelt F12 billows lemon yellow snaps with ferns. A pump in the copper bin wateres the unit every day for 30 minutes. Just top of the water weekly and enjoy. Get Florafelt Vertical Planters at PlantsOnWalls.com

Florafelt F12 - Custom Copper Frame Recirc - PlantsOnWalls.com

Florafelt F12 - Custom Copper Frame Recirc - PlantsOnWalls.com
Florafelt F12 - Custom Copper Frame Recirc - PlantsOnWalls.com
Florafelt F12 - Custom Copper Frame Recirc - PlantsOnWalls.com

June 20, 2012

Green Urban Impact - 100 Pine Street, San Francisco

Urban Vertical Garden. CBRE, 100 Pine Street, San Francisco. PlantsOnWalls.com




A small corner of downtown San Francisco now boasts of foliage density that rivals the rain forest!  A new vertical garden by Plans on Walls makes a bold green statement, while offering workers a contemplative spot of nature.  Among the industrial architecture of daily office life, this vertical garden brings not only calm repose of the mind, but a surprising shot of organic vitality, thanks to the forward-thinking vision of CBRE for its new entrance.  Its beauty is available to everyone at 100 Pine Street in San Francisco.


Urban Vertical Garden. CBRE, 100 Pine Street, San Francisco. PlantsOnWalls.com 

Plants On Walls Installs: At the CBRE Tower, Downtown San Francisco

Plants On Walls Installs - 128" x 123" vertical garden, living wall. 100 Pine Street. San Francisco.
Plants On Walls Installs today completed a stunning 100 square foot living wall, tucked beneath CBRE's corporate towers at 100 Pine Street in downtown San Francisco. The massive wall uses 240 plants as the finishing touch on a redesign of the company's street signage, bringing a distintive, eco-friendly flair to the entrance.

Chris Bribach, organic architect and founder of Plants On Walls, directed a team of installers from Gachina Landcape Management to arrange the ficus decora (rubber-tree), birdsnest fern, mother fern, and bear-paw fern on the stainless steel-framed Florafelt vertical planter system, installed by R.N.Feild Construction.

The frame collects water at the base, which drains into the planter below. The wall is irrigated with a 1/4" soaker hose tucked into the top row of pockets, so that water wicks down the inside layer to the bottom tray. The plants draw water from the moist back layer and the roots will grow into the felt permanantly, locking themselves into the internal felt layers.

The visual design is intended to create the feeling of a window into the woods. The birdnest ferns hover in the upper region to create a tree-like canopy as they grow, and recessed lighting from above will give them an ethereal glow. Below, horizontal columns of ficus decora create the impression of tree trunks, and will drop long roots to the ground. The bear-paw and mother fern frame the other imagry to create a jungle-scape of shade loving ferns.

Special thanks to Alan Trinh, Asst. Real Estate Manager, CBRE and his vision for a greener downtown San Francisco.

Chris Briabch, ceo
Plants On Walls Installs

chris@plantsonwalls.com


Installation Day Photos, June 20, 2012

Plants On Walls Installs - 128" x 123" vertical garden, living wall. 100 Pine Street. San Francisco.

Plants On Walls Installs - 128" x 123" vertical garden, living wall. 100 Pine Street. San Francisco.

Plants On Walls Installs - 128" x 123" vertical garden, living wall. 100 Pine Street. San Francisco.

Succulent Room - by Davis Dalbok of Living Green

Davis Dalbok of Living Green San Francisco transforms this wasted space into an incredible room of succulents. First wood framing is built. Then Florafelt vertical garden planters are installed wtih custom galvanized frames. Followed by a beautiful epay deck and finish framing. Contact Davis at Living Green and learn more about Florafelt vertical planters at PlantsOnWalls.com

Succulent Room by Davis Dalbok of Living Green using Florafelt vertical garden planters. PlantsOnWalls.com

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