Category Archives: High-End Residential

Green Walls create the space

10 wall completed

This residential Green Wall installation belongs on the cover of any home and garden magazine. Designed by April Philips of April Philips Design Works and installed by Kurt Heitmeyer of JKT Associates, it is truly a work of art. The client was looking for a dramatic backdrop to the spa and sitting area.  The team’s solution: a spectacular 200 sq. ft. living wall!

The richly planted freestanding wall is highlighted by a fountain that cascades into the spa on one face and an outdoor shower on the other side.

8 plants finished

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Great new musical video tour of VGM Living Walls in SoCal

Our friends at Greenscaped Buildings in San Diego recently put together a terrific video of several installations they’ve done in Los Angeles. Some we’ve previously featured in our blogs, others are seen here for the first time.

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Farewell, Flower Framers!

Flower Framer windowboxes at Elephant & Castle restaurant
Flower Framer windowboxes at Elephant & Castle restaurant

It feels like an era is over at Tournesol Siteworks.  We signed the paperwork on a deal with Viapul Corporation of Oakwood Village, OH (near Cleveland), selling them the assets of the Flower Framer product line. We purchased the product line in 2004 from the original owner and founder. The addition of windowboxes back then helped us grow rapidly through the mid-2000’s. As we’ve grown, however, our product line has continued to evolve toward commercial landscape products, and away from residential/retail. The windowbox product just doesn’t fit well in our sales channel anymore. Continue reading Farewell, Flower Framers!

SpiraPave Residential Project – Portland, OR

Residential terrace, supported by SpiraPave adjustable paver jacks

Despite the fact that we’ve had several great VersiJack and SpiraPave deck and paver support projects go in, this is the first one that we were able to get pictures of.  We began working with EcoArbor Designs, the distributor for this residential patio project, just about this time last year.  Their “structural” wood tiles are commonly used in commercial and high-end residential projects nationwide. They’ve done several using our pedestals and jacks, including a patio at the Scarsdale (NY) Country Club, and are working on a major terrace for the Living Green @ Orenco Station mixed use development near Portland.

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Gorgeous Residential Terrace – Chicago

The photo used for the cover of our upcoming catalog

We furnished pots and irrigation systems for this spectacular Chicago high-rise terrace midway though 2008. At the time, the homeowner became aware of our products through a commercial renovation that they were part of. When it came time to outfit their patio, they had their landscape contractor come to us. Continue reading Gorgeous Residential Terrace – Chicago

Residential Project by Belli Fiori Landscape

All images courtesy Belli Fiori Landscape

While we don’t get involved in many residential projects, it’s nice to see one that comes together as nicely as this.  We certainly can’t take much credit. Our pots are lovely on this project, but the real star of the project is Belli Fiori landscaping of Redwood City, CA.

A spectacular residential landscape, with pots as accents

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Update – San Francisco Residential Living Wall

All images courtesy of Michelle Bond, Thumbellina Gardens

Since starting in the green wall business, we often get the comment – “it looks great when it goes in, but what about a year later?” Thanks to Michelle Bond of Thumbellina Gardens in San Francisco, we can show you a time lapse of a living wall in San Francisco. We featured the installation of this wall last December (here), and then revisited it again 6 months later (here).


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Los Feliz Residence in the Los Angeles Times

Los Feliz Residence - photos courtesy of Park Slope Landscape

A while back we featured a few images of a residential project in a blog post titled “Another satisfied customer”. Joan Grabel of Park Slope Landscape worked on the Gurman Residence in Santa Monica, transforming a beatiful 1924 home with an average landscape into something special.

Not only did she send a few images to us (and thank us for a job well done), she submitted the project to the Pro Portfolio section of the Los Angeles Times.

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Beachside Residence, San Clemente, CA

Tournesol Siteworks goes to the beach!

This looks like a great place to hang out this Labor Day weekend!  A casual patio on the beach in San Clemente, CA, is a design by Jim Pekarske Landscape Architecture.  Continue reading Beachside Residence, San Clemente, CA

Another satisfied customer…


Photo courtesy Joan Grabel, Parkslope Design

Sometimes the shortest emails are the nicest –

Jon Willingham, our regional sales representative for Southern California, copied us on an email he received recently from Joan Grabel of Park Slope Design:

Jon, attached is a photo of the Los Feliz house with ‘Downtown’ GFRC pots.  Looks great!!

We agree, she’s done great work here! Joan is an exhibiting artist in the Los Angeles area, who created Park Slope Design to “expand her art from the canvas to the landscape”. She’s a featured designer on HGTV, and another satisfied Tournesol Siteworks customer. Thanks, Joan!