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Designer Rebecca Sheedy Installs Beautiful Living Walls in Seattle

Rebecca Sheedy of Floraform Design Seattle is creating beautiful mini vertical gardens for clients with Florafelt.

Florafelt Living Walls by Rebecca Sheedy Floraform Design Seattle
Florafelt Living Walls by Rebecca Sheedy Floraform Design Seattle.

Projects include a creative use of the Florafelt Compact Kit with creative base enclosures that complete the design.

Florafelt Pockets Compact Kit Living Walls by Floraform Design.
Florafelt Pockets Compact Kit Living Walls by Floraform Design.
Florafelt Pockets Compact Kit Living Walls for Marx Foods by Floraform Design.

Harvest Beat is a vegan restaurant in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood dishing up local, seasonal, organic produce from farm and forest with love! Go feed your body and soul.

Florafelt Compact Vertical Garden Kits for Harvest Beat by Rebecca Sheedy Floraform Design
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Accent Living Wall by Emma Lam of A Small Green Space in Jersey City

This colorful accent living wall for an intimate urban patio is crafted by Emma Lam of A Small Green Space, a fun urban garden design/build firm based in Jersey City.

Florafelt Living Wall by Emma Lam of A Small Green Space, Jersey City. (photo meganmaloy.com)
Florafelt Living Wall by Emma Lam of A Small Green Space, Jersey City. (photo meganmaloy.com)

Adjacent to the dining area, this small vertical garden (5′ x 6′) uses a beautiful mix of foliage to visually soften the neighbor’s wall and define the lounge and fire pit area.

Florafelt Living Wall by Emma Lam of A Small Green Space, Jersey City. (photo meganmaloy.com)
Florafelt Living Wall by Emma Lam of A Small Green Space, Jersey City. (photo meganmaloy.com)
Florafelt Living Wall by Emma Lam of A Small Green Space, Jersey City. (photo meganmaloy.com)
Florafelt Living Wall by Emma Lam of A Small Green Space, Jersey City. (photo meganmaloy.com)
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Living Walls by Terragarden Kuwait

Beautiful projects by Nawf Wabash of Terragarden Kuwait.

Florafelt Pockets living wall for the Bayan Palace Conservatory by Nawf Wabash at Terragarden Kuwait.

Florafelt Pockets living wall for the Bayan Palace Conservatory by Nawf Wabash at Terragarden Kuwait.
Bayan Palace Conservatory design by Edenparks Kuwait.
Florafelt Pocket Panels living wall design layout.
Proposed living wall designs by Terragarden Kuwait.
Bayan Palace living wall visited by the Kuait Prince. Florafelt living wall system designed by Terragarden Kuwait.

Kuwait Palace conservatory filled with Florafelt Pockets living walls by Nawaf Wabash of Terragarden.
Florafelt pocket panels living walls by Terragarden Kuwait.
Florafelt pocket panels living walls by Terragarden Kuwait.
Florafelt pocket panels living walls by Terragarden Kuwait.
Florafelt pocket panels living walls by Terragarden Kuwait.
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Elegant and Simple Vertical Garden by Tucker Warner for a Los Angeles Home

A Florafelt Compact Kit was used to create a stylish vertical garden for a home in the Culver City area of Los Angeles. Designer Tucker Warner mounted the vertical garden kit on a shelf so it appears that the plants are floating. The draping leaves hide the tank, digital timer and cord. It’s an elegant and very simple way to add plants to interior design.

“We absolutely love our FloraFelt compact system! It brings so much life and beauty to our dining room in Los Angeles. It is so easy to care for as we usually kill our plants. Thank you Florafelt!” – Rich & Marie Fimbres

Florafelt Compact Kit Vertical Garden by Tucker Warner for a Culver City Los Angeles home.
Florafelt Compact Kit Vertical Garden by Tucker Warner
Florafelt Compact Kit Vertical Garden by Tucker Warner for a Culver City Los Angeles home.
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Google’s New Living Wall by Planted Design

Beautiful things are happening at the new Google campus in Sunnyvale. This beautiful living wall designed and installed by Planted Design was just added to their new campus cafe designed by Interior Architects.

Florafelt Pocket Panels Custom Recirc for Google Campus by Planted Design.
Florafelt Pocket Panels Custom Recirc for Google Campus by Planted Design.
Florafelt Pocket Panels Custom Recirc for Google Campus by Planted Design.

Florafelt Pocket Panels Custom Recirc for Google Campus by Planted Design.
Florafelt Pocket Panels Custom Recirc for Google Campus by Planted Design.

Florafelt Pocket Panels Custom Recirc for Google Campus by Planted Design.
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Living Air Cleaner for Yoobi Headquarters by Tucker Warner Design Build

Florafelt Vertical Garden for Yoobi Los Angeles by Tucker Warner Design Build
Florafelt Vertical Garden for Yoobi Los Angeles by Tucker Warner Design Build

A luscious green plant wall at Yoobi Headquarters is an elegant air cleaner while producing oxygen. This custom Florafelt vertical garden created by Tucker Warner recirculates water from a storage tank at the base that is cleverly hidden with a beautiful enclosure of reclaimed wood.

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Urban Green Luxury Remodel by Real Estate Developer Joanna Wong

Florafelt Vertical Garden by Joanna Wong and Durkin Inc. for a luxury remodel in San Francisco.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Joanna Wong and Durkin Inc. for a luxury remodel in San Francisco.

Luxury remodel in San Francisco’s Cole Valley gets a big dose of urban green. Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters are used to fill the 30 foot tall window well with ferns. Joanna Wong and Durkin Inc. created a living wall as a focal point for their luxury remodel located in San Francisco’s Haight Ashbury area.

Project Specs
– 16′ wide x 30′ tall
– 6 planters wide x 15 planters high
– Total 90 Florafelt 12-Pocket Planters
– Total 1080 Plants: 6 inch potted Mother Ferns, Maidenhair Ferns, Button Ferns, Blue Star Ferns
– Simple Drip-Irrigation at the top.
– Floor Drain at the bottom.

Florafelt Vertical Garden by Joanna Wong and Durkin Inc. for a luxury remodel in San Francisco.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Joanna Wong and Durkin Inc. for a luxury remodel in San Francisco.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Joanna Wong and Durkin Inc. for a luxury remodel in San Francisco.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Joanna Wong and Durkin Inc. for a luxury remodel in San Francisco.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Joanna Wong and Durkin Inc. for a luxury remodel in San Francisco.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Joanna Wong and Durkin Inc. for a luxury remodel in San Francisco.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Joanna Wong and Durkin Inc. for a luxury remodel in San Francisco.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Joanna Wong and Durkin Inc. for a luxury remodel in San Francisco.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Joanna Wong and Durkin Inc. for a luxury remodel in San Francisco.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Joanna Wong and Durkin Inc. for a luxury remodel in San Francisco.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Joanna Wong and Durkin Inc. for a luxury remodel in San Francisco.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Joanna Wong and Durkin Inc. for a luxury remodel in San Francisco.
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Caretaking The Conservatory of Flowers Vertical Garden by Steph Kantorski

Florafelt Vertical Garden at the Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco. Maintained by Steph Kantorski, Volunteer Horticulturist.
Florafelt Vertical Garden at the Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco. Maintained by Steph Kantorski, Volunteer Horticulturist.

A redesign of the vestibule in San Francisco’s historic Conservatory of Flowers has created a breathtaking introduction for visitors to this world-famous Victorian structure. One of the largest and most beautiful vertical green walls in the city is now on full display for visitors inside North America’s oldest public wood-and-glass greenhouse.

Florafelt Vertical Garden at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco.
Florafelt Vertical Garden at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco.

This dramatic 360-pocket wall created with 30 Florafelt 12-pocket Panels reflects the spirit of the Conservatory. It was created with donated materials and labor by people with an enthusiastic love for plants. The result is an exquisite display of tropical greenery, flowering varieties and colorful vines for a luscious eye-catching wall that stirs the imagination.

Florafelt Vertical Garden by Davis Dalbok, Living Green Design. Decorator Showcase 2012.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Davis Dalbok, Living Green Design. Decorator Showcase 2012.

It all began with the 2012 San Francisco Decorator Showcase that featured an exterior green wall designed by Davis Dalbok of Living Green Design and member of the Conservatory’s Advisory Council. The planted entry wall was made using the Florafelt vertical garden system invented by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls.

Florafelt Vertical Garden Simple Succulents Demo by Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls at the Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco.
Florafelt Vertical Garden Simple Succulents Demo by Chris Bribach, Plants On Walls at the Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco.

Jane Scurich (above right), Director of Development at the Conservatory of Flowers, remembers the Decorator Showcase wall as “breathtaking.” After the event, she asked Davis about acquiring a section of the display. Davis replied, “You don’t want a postage stamp, Jane, you want it to be the whole wall.” Davis contacted Chris about the project, who donated a custom-designed system to one of San Francisco’s most prestigious and beloved institutions. It was installed behind the greeter desk with special requirements to preserve the integrity of the elegant Victorian structure.

Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters donated by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls. Conservatory Of Flowers, San Francisco.
Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters donated by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls. Conservatory Of Flowers, San Francisco.

Around that time, volunteer Conservatory greeter Marilyn Singer passed away and her family donated many of the first plants in her memory. Later San Francisco Foliage donated more greenery. Senior Nursery Specialist Guadalupe Cota culled prime specimens from her greenhouse. As the number and variety of plants grew, it became clear that a stunning attraction was being created.

Florafelt Vertical Garden at the San Francisco Conservatory Of Flowers.
Florafelt Vertical Garden at the San Francisco Conservatory Of Flowers.

A drip line water and nutrient-delivery system also donated by Plants On Walls kept it lush and beautiful. Not long after, Guadalupe left the Conservatory and Nursery Specialist Mario Vega maintained it for the next few months. That’s about where I came in.

Originally volunteering as a docent, I switched to the horticulture side in 2013 out of sheer fascination with the plants themselves. I was beyond thrilled when Mario put me on “vertical garden duty.” The last three years have been an invaluable education in what tropical flora do when prepared in Root Wraps, or the recycled PET “diapers” (as I affectionately call them), and stuffed inside pockets to grow vertically.

Florafelt Vertical Garden growing Pineapple and Vanilla Orchid at the Conservatory Of Flowers, San Francisco.
Florafelt Vertical Garden growing Pineapple and Vanilla Orchid at the Conservatory Of Flowers, San Francisco.

As I worked with the vertical garden, I found that plants were so happy they began to take over. The vanilla orchid vine grew with such force it pushed its neighbors up out of their pockets. The bromeliads flowered furiously and the philodendrons’ roots clamped on so ferociously I had to cut out entire pockets. Gesneriads, lipstick vines and exotic grasses spilled over and fought for light.

When the wall garden was finally tamed, I added more specimens to vary the color and texture. Now there’s a habanero pepper plant and two carnivorous Nepenthes, which I keep neatly trimmed because they tend to take over.

Matthew Stephens, Director Conservatory of Flowers.
Matthew Stephens, Director Conservatory of Flowers.

In early 2016, the Conservatory welcomed its new Director Matthew Stephens. Among his other exciting plans, the greeter desk was moved to the other side of the entryway allowing everyone to experience the living wall up close. The larger foliage at the top has been trimmed to reveal the building’s beautiful original stained glass. With the wall now on full display, this unique and astounding vertical jungle finally feels complete.

For a small entry fee you can visit the Conservatory of Flowers and take a free tour or stroll around on your own. You can also just step into the vestibule without a ticket to experience the living wall for yourself.

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Florafelt Vertical Garden at the Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco. Hibbity Dibbity band photoshoot.
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Green Marketing Gone Vertical in Seattle

Florafelt Vertical Garden by Rebecca Sheedy, Floraform Design for Marx Foods, Seattle.
Florafelt Vertical Garden by Rebecca Sheedy, Floraform Design for Marx Foods, Seattle.

Rebecca Sheedy of Floraform Design is thrilled that her first vertical garden is also one of her most visible. Marx Foods may be the first, but Rebecca has since spent five years creating living walls, and ran a business maintaining gardens for several years before that. “I just love plants and always find a way to be out there with them,” she says.

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Atrium Restaurant Living Wall by Woodland Landscapes in Brooklyn

Florafelt Pockets vertical garden by Woodland Landscapes for Atrium Restaurant in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
Florafelt Pockets vertical garden by Woodland Landscapes for Atrium Restaurant in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

Grateful for the spent fury of Jonas, our thoughts turn to that other superstorm, Sandy – and recall a vertical garden so tough, a historic hurricane couldn’t bring it down. In fact, for renowned New York restaurateurs Laurent Kalkotour and Leslie Affre, and acclaimed landscape designer FireDean Schilling, the logical thing was to build two more.

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