Something to brighten up your day

Sometimes a graceful planter is all you to brighten up your day or a cityscape. The City of Norwalk, CT wanted to bring some color to the business district and make it more inviting for people to visit.

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Designed by the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency, it was a rather straight-forward project. The agency choose what they wanted from visiting our website, and then worked with our inside sales staff to flush out the details. They choose over 50 planters from our Downtown Collection. This classic collection, with distinctive curves, soft corners and tall, elegant proportions adds a modern flair to any project. In round, square and rectangular shapes, the variety of sizes are useful for flower and color displays.

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How the Middletown (CT) Downtown Business District stretches its street planter maintenance budget

Summer planting at the City of Middletown, CT

Every day we hear the stories of public maintenance budgets shrinking.  Check with almost any city park & rec department and they’ll lament the fact that they can’t keep up in the face of cuts.  The Middletown (CT) Downtown Business District found that by using Tournesol Siteworks’ container irrigation system they could make their color program budget stretch further. They use our CWF container irrigation bowls with existing concrete containers, changing them out with each season. In the words of Marie Kalita-Leary, Director of the Middletown Downtown Business District:

Tournesol Siteworks irrigation systems were the end to our nightmare.  The only way to get water to our planters was to use manual labor via a wagon.  On hot summer days it  required hours and hours of work to water all the planters along our Main St.  The irrigation system from Tournesol Siteworks have saved us so much and brought us so much.  During warm weather spells in the summer, I know that planters are receiving the water they need – and – the flowers look great from the minute they are planted.  We save on labor and staff time.  A landscaping company fills the systems with water and checks them weekly.  Because the flowers and plants are receiving the nourishment they need, when they need it, we always have full and gorgeous flowers in our planters.  I highly recommend the irrigation systems by Tournesol Siteworks.

more images of their color program after the break

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Building a TerraScreen Interior Living Wall with Evergreen Environments

Interior Living Wall at 555 Long Wharf, New Haven, CT

John Kruzshak and his crew at Evergreen Environments in Sandy Hook, CT, just completed the installation of this fantastic living wall in a building in New Haven, CT.  They were kind enough to share photos of the process of how they did it – more after the jump…

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