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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


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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]



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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

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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

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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 

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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.

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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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Copper Framed Fern Wall

Chris Bribach from PlantsOnWalls installed 72 ferns for a private residence in Woodside, Calfornia. The 3 F24 vertical garden planters were framed with a copper frame. Automatic watering waters the walls every 6 hours. A brightly lit North facing wall is the perfect location for this collection of ruggged ferns.

Fern Wall Vertical Garden Installation by PlantsOnWalls.com
Fern Wall Vertical Garden Installation by PlantsOnWalls.com
Fern Wall Vertical Garden Installation by PlantsOnWalls.com

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San Francisco Designer Showcase 2012

How can an elegant, traditional entrance to a stately San Francisco home, be re-imagined to be greener and more welcoming, if not otherworldly? Living Green, partnering with Plants On Walls to create a southern exposed vertical melange of succulents and coppery oxalis that morphs into a private shady fern grotto, was part of the solution. Add the pristine white marble floors that one would find in a rajah's palace or in the fabled Moroccan Casbah Tamador, that the late and great maestro, Luciano tempo, so skillfully restored. Throw in fantastical light fixtures, created by non other than the Luciano himself, and a pair of stunningly beautiful elephants to welcome the weary traveler. Enter The Casbah!

San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2012 - Living Green - PlantsOnWalls.com
San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2012 - Living Green - PlantsOnWalls.com
San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2012 - Living Green - PlantsOnWalls.com
San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2012 - Living Green - PlantsOnWalls.com

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San Francisco Decorator Showhouse 2012 - Setup

Davis Dalbok of Living Green asked Chris Bribach to install Floraflet Vertical Garden Planters beside the main entry. 504 pockets await the array of succulents and ferns that will be installed over the next days. The living wall is a temporary display that will host the plant life for the month. Pipe clamps were used 'lightly' connect to the existing historic structure. Drip trays at the base neatly collect all the moisture and lead it by hoses to a drain. The San Francisco Decorator Showhouse is located at 2020 Jackson Street and will be open to the public from April 28th to May 28th. Website: http://decoratorshowcase.org/   [map]

San Francisco Decorator Showhouse 2012 - Vertical Garden Installation - PlantsOnWalls.com
San Francisco Decorator Showhouse 2012 - Vertical Garden Installation - PlantsOnWalls.com

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Video: How to Design and Plant a Spectacular Vertical Garden

Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls and Davis Dalbok of Living Green team up to create a dramatic living wall for the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2012. A stunning floating wall of Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters welcomes visitors, first with an array of succulents, both fiery and vibrant, that feather into a serene and shady fern grotto at the entrance. Chris demonstrates how plants are root-wrapped and inserted into felt pockets while Davis explains how the design is arranged to delight with a lush and dazzling visual first impression. Located at the distinguished Hellman Mansion in Pacific Heights, this one-month show features San Francisco's most prominent and talented designers. Learn how to create your own vertical garden at www.PlantsOnWalls.com.

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Joyous Spaces Roof Garden

Joy Alberts of Joyous Spaces created a spectacular roof garden for her Mission District client in San Francisco. She used 25 Florafelt F24 Vertical Garden Planters to make a continuous snake of vertical garden to be filled with succulent and other full-sun varieties. PlantsOnWalls provided the galvanized pipe frame system that allowed for an easy installation that also allowed for a non-penetration of the roof membrane. The 65 foot undulating living wall creates a privacy barrier flowing with living color, including herbs and edibles, and adds 260 square feet of urban garden. For more information contact joy@joyousspaces.com. See more photos here.




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Beverly Hills Private Residence

Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls worked closely with the client 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.

Florafelt Vertical Garden by Plants On Walls: Chris Bribach

Florafelt Vertical Garden by Plants On Walls: Chris Bribach

Florafelt Vertical Garden by Plants On Walls: Chris Bribach

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Computer Rendered Living Wall Design

 Computer Rendered Vertical Garden Design by Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls, Florafelt System

Computer Rendered Vertical Garden Design by Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls, Florafelt System

Chris Briabch at Plants On Walls 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.

Chris 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.

  Grid Overlay,  Vertical Garden Design by Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls, Florafelt System

Grid Overlay, Vertical Garden Design by Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls, Florafelt System

 Computer Rendered Vertical Garden Design by Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls, Florafelt System

Computer Rendered Vertical Garden Design by Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls, Florafelt System

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 Plants On Walls 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.

 Computer Rendered Vertical Garden Design by Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls, Florafelt System

Computer Rendered Vertical Garden Design by Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls, Florafelt System

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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.

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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

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