This house build in 2012 has great plant-features , the first great green wall is the front of this Residential Single Family House. The green walls are perfect for the climate-control of the house, in the summer they absorb sunlight and keep the house cool.The spaces in this Box-house are all connected by one staircase .
The owner about his house ; "From a small lot with it’s unique implantation, this project has raised early on a couple of challenges… and along with them, ideas emerged."
The "Elok House" is a real Plant-home , it's not just an interior-plant that makes the trick but in this home a complete jungle or forest makes the difference.
With more plants and trees than you can shake a stick at, each room has a combination of green growth that goes beyond simple decorative houseplants or a small semi-interior tree. The greenery blurs boundaries between indoor and outside areas, while the combination of warm wood and cold concrete, steel and glass suggests a hybrid of natural and man-made throughout.
Our design department field trip to the Succulent Garden Extravaganza was super fun. The folks over at Succulent Gardens put on a real nice shindig. We enjoyed the presentations, our fellow succulent lovers, and good barbecue - and we all came back with lots of new plants for our gardens. Here's a collage of some of our favorites from the day.
I've seen the future .... and it's kind of strange!
There's been lots in the UK travel press about the development of Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, so I was desperate to squeeze a visit into our 7 hour stop over on the way to Burma. Despite being groggy from a 12 hour flight, our lovely friends Louise, Rick and their little boy Archie treated us to a strong cuppa and then transported us in air-conditioned luxury to this horticultural extravaganza.
I recently experimented with the innovative presentation tool called Prezi. This is an amazing way to visualize presentations, get the bigger picture, and allow for a less linear look. This is a presentation I made last week outlining the basics about living walls
"Introduction to Living Walls"
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This edible greenhouse is a design of two dutch artists Marijke Bruinsma from ' de stuurlui.nl ' and Arjen de Groot from ' studio gras '.The idea behind this portable food-garden is to seduce people to grow their own food at home to a wall.
The ' Eet mij ' ( Eat me ) garden consist of plain plastic crates used in the Agriculture industry to harvest in combination of a scaffold system.With this system vertical green becomes accessible for everyone!.
Gardening in the city is populair,more and more citizens realize how important green can be for your environment and your own well-being.
It's a good feeling to have yourself surrounded with living green,plants are fun to grow and to look at. And don't forget how important your little garden can be for the Bio-diversity . Limited space can be a problem for Urban-gardeners but must be seen as a challenge,Urban-Gardeners are famous for their space-solutions.
The world is getting more and more crowded. Nowhere is this more prevalent than living in congested metro areas. The abode has become an important place to have as an escape from the hustle and bustle.
As the pollution increasingly overwhelms, we are becoming increasingly aware of how important it is for us to sustain our surroundings.
Eco-friendly décor creates a greener and ecologically friendly environment to live in.
“Simply mount this plant grid onto your wall–indoors or outdoors–and fill the pockets with plants or seeds. Watering is done by filling the top reservoir. Once filled, water trickles down to each pocket and all excess water is collected by the bottom reservoir, which is removable. Mounting bracket not included. Ideal if seeking very unique and eclectic wall decor.”
This is fashioned from a natural wood frame with a built in reservoir to keep the plants watered. You can plant whatever type of plant you want. Have evergreens to brighten the décor all year round.Be inventive and design your own version of a wall planter
- Wall planters add texture to a boring wall.
- Mix with artwork for a beautiful and unique looking wall décor.
More citizens than ever realize the importance of living green in home,in urban areas the space for green is limited. The best solution for more green in your direct surrounding is to go vertical. More product-designers than ever make designs for plants in homes and a lot of them go vertical. One important thing for growing plants indoor they seem to forget,LIGHT!.
Vertical garden is definitely my idea of sustainable luxury – a living art, aesthetically designed to compensate the lack of green in urban settings. A few other benefits on the top of my head: it helps regulate building temperature, provides sound insulation, acts as habitat restoration for some wild life species, purifies the air we breathe and is literally good for our eyes!
Lately, I have been obsessed with hanging gardens and have been toying around with the idea of making a large living wall with succulents or going the Woolly Pocket route and doing something really lush and full. We recently expanded our patio space to include a play area for Skye and it has the perfect wall for a hanging garden. My mom surprised me on my birthday with two Woolly Pockets and my father and step mother got me a gift card at a local nursery to get some plants.
With these creative urban gardening ideas, you won't need a backyard to enjoy a bit of garden bloom. Check out how other city slickers get their dose of spring blossoms and fresh herbs straight from their balcony, window sill, bare walls and other nook and crannies in their little city abode.
Plastic bottle window sill garden by The Winged Palate…
Okay, so I've purchased my galvanized planters from CB2 to complete my Bamboo Screen and am waiting to receive them in the mail!
The next project I'm excited to install is my vertical herb garden!
Today, I went to Home Depot and purchased (2) 24" x 6' Cedar Trellis. I will attach these to the concrete walls and then hang small metal pails that will serve as planters!
In my last post, I mentioned the vertical flower garden I planted on my balcony this spring. While this year's garden wasn't super successful, last year's was.
I'm not sure where I first read about using a canvas, over-the-door shoe holder as a planter. Maybe here? It's pretty genius, and works very well. Having used this method two years in a row, I've learned a few things.