Chris and Gary’s Vertical Garden

Florafelt 12-Pocket Vertical Garden Planted with Succulents by Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls.
Florafelt 12-Pocket Vertical Garden Planted with Succulents by Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls.

Chris and Gary used a 12-Pocket Florafelt Vertical Garden Planter to create an easy care succulent display for their San Francisco balcony. Succulents are great for saving water and can be hand watered weekly.

The design by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls incorporated earthy tones to blend with the natural wood siding. Then incorporated a base of green on the edges to give definition. Use of trailers let it hang down wile other succulents will reach upward.

The Florafelt 12-Pocket Planter is 32 inches wide and 24 inches tall. The felt pockets are pre-stapled to a lightweight plastic board that has nylon tabs on the top corners. Simply hung from deck screws.

Succulents are a great way to learn vertical gardening if you have the right conditions. First you’ll need lots of bright light and no frost conditions. Best for our more arid states and continents. Chris and Gary use a hand pumped pressure sprayer to water once a week and also rinse off the plants. Succulents like to go nearly dry between waterings. They are so easy you even place a cutting in soil and they will root and grow.

For their design each pocket receives a felt wrapped wrap grouping of plants. In this case two 4 inch potted plants are placed into each pocket. By arranging pairs or groupings a more detailed flow can be created.

Chris Bribach demonstrates how use Florafelt Root Wraps to create a succulent display.

Vividly Succulent Vertical Garden

Dany Rojany of Bella Casa in Venice Beach, California created graphic designs that mimic the architecture with living succulents. The designs were created using Florafelt planters attached to a chain link support. The design was continued on both sides of this living fence above the interior courtyard water feature.

Florafelt vertical garden by Bella Casa, Venice Beach, California. Photo: Jeff Higginbotham
Florafelt vertical garden by Bella Casa, Venice Beach, California. Photo: Jeff Higginbotham
Florafelt vertical garden by Bella Casa, Venice Beach, California. Photo: Jeff Higginbotham
Florafelt vertical garden by Bella Casa, Venice Beach, California. Photo: Jeff Higginbotham
Florafelt vertical garden by Bella Casa, Venice Beach, California. Photo: Jeff Higginbotham
Florafelt vertical garden by Bella Casa, Venice Beach, California. Photo: Jeff Higginbotham
Florafelt vertical garden by Bella Casa, Venice Beach, California. Photo: Jeff Higginbotham
Florafelt vertical garden by Bella Casa, Venice Beach, California. Photo: Jeff Higginbotham

Vertical Garden Stars in Jessica Alba Home

Certain Hollywood stars are well-known for their passion for the environment, including actress Jessica Alba, who lives and breathes it. This celebrity advocate proves that each of us can make a major contribution right in our own homes and in our daily lives.

Many folks don’t realize that Ms. Alba is also the founder of The Honest Company, an eco-friendly line of home and baby products that celebrates healthy living. So when it came time to give her Beverly Hills home a makeover, naturally she went eco-friendly there too and included a Florafelt vertical garden.

Jessica opted for a hearty mix of succulents that are low maintenance and, most importantly, require little water in their drought-prone habitat.

Along with chemical-free paint, PVC-free vinyl chairs and finding many of her furnishings on Craigslist, Jessica proves that eco-friendly living is stylish and sustainable.

Twin Peaks Vertical Garden

Living walls inspire people the world over!  Here’s another great review:

“You’d be surprised at the number of positive comments and questions I get regarding the wall. We live at the top of Twin Peaks in a heavily touristed area due to the dramatic views of the city. There’s not a week that goes by where a few people don’t stop and ask how the garden works, many of them from foreign countries. I installed the automatic watering and feeding systems just as explained from the web site, so I’m able to say it is the easiest part of the garden for upkeep. Thanks again for the great product.”

– R. K. of San Francisco.

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A Lively Reception

Designer Michael Stephan of Rainforest Plants uses two double-sided free-standing Florafelt Recirc units to create a lively reception area for a Downtown San Francisco startup.

Luscious Shade Vertical Garden

Designers at Living Green explore color and contrast combining Japanese maple, ferns, grasses, and oxalis in the Florafelt system at their San Francisco showroom. http://livinggreen.com/

Florafelt Vertical Garden by Living Green San Francisco. Florafelt.com

Florafelt Vertical Garden by Living Green San Francisco. Florafelt.com

Florafelt Vertical Garden by Living Green San Francisco. Florafelt.com

 

Big Color Vertical Garden

And just plain big! Designer Jeff Allis created and installed a delightful vertical garden with Florafelt for St. Andrews Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida.

A vivid stroke of beaming red bromeliads creates excitement. Add to that their practical value – bromeliads are great at adapting to low moisture and low light conditions, making them ideal for indoors and out. Contrasted by green philodendrons, this tropical display is breathtaking.

Florafelt Vertical Garden by Jeff Allis of Tru Vine Design.

Jeff ‘s firm, Tru Vine Design, is well-known throughout southern Florida for exceptional gardens in homes, restaurants, boutiques, recreation destinations and more. He has explored hundreds of nurseries and botanical gardens throughout America, Europe, Central and South America, and it shows in his vibrant creations.

 

Jeff Allis, Tru Vine Design. Chrome Hearts Miami. Florafelt Vertical Garden.
Jeff Allis, Tru Vine Design. Chrome Hearts Miami. Florafelt Vertical Garden.

Check out his exuberant vertical garden for the Chrome Hearts cafe in Miami’s bustling design district. More than 1,000 tropical plants transformed the inner courtyard into an ultra-hip oasis. It features a sophisticated composition of exotic bromeliads.

Exotic Penthouse Vertical Garden

 

Davis Dalbok and his keen team from Living Green created a vertical garden masterpiece for a penthouse garden overlooking lively downtown San Francisco. This wildly imaginative collection of succulents, grasses, ferns and others delightfully frames a gilded centerpiece.

The vertical garden infrastructure consists of an array of Florafelt Vertical Planters that allow for the creative use of many types of plants that are artfully adjusted and sculpted throughout its life.

Florafelt Vertical Garden by Living Green San Francisco.