The vertical garden was donated by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls. Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters were hung from Unistrut members that were clamped to the building. Volunteers at the conservatory added exotic species of plants and also care for the vertical garden.Continue reading Conservatory of Flowers Vertical Garden
After 6 months, the vertical garden at 100 Pine Street in Downtown San Francisco has developed a rich depth of color and texture. Designed by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls for CBRE office towers.
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.
Experience plants at this hair salon’s vertical garden washing station. Brian of Population Hair Salon in San Francisco’s hip NOPA district asked Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls to create a plant wall for his new salon. Florafelt planters were filled with a jungle of tropical plants. Big roots have emerged from the garden showing maturity.
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.
Guadalupe Cota, Senior Nursery Specialist, donated the first plants into the wall. The Florafelt Vertical Garden system gave her the flexibility to slowly build the perfect garden according to availability and design.
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.
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.
A custom 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.
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.
Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls 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 distinctive, eco-friendly flair to the entrance.
Chris directed a team of installers from Cachina 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 view into nature. 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 Bribach from PlantsOnWalls installed 72 ferns for a private residence in Woodside, California. 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 rugged ferns.