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
Tournesol Sitework’s VertiGreen modular 3D trellis system was recently installed at this new casino parking structure project in Des Plaines, IL. The Rivers Casino called on the Elgin, IL office of national parking structure consultant Walker Parking Consultants for the design. Katrina Laughlin of Laughlin Assocs. provided the landscape design. Continue reading
Last week we posted the layout of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s display at this year’s Chicago Flower and Garden Show. Their creative use of our products as elements in their design deserves another posting. Brian Mitalo, our local sales representative, mentioned that the design is actually a mock-up for a display to be installed in a courtyard at 10 E. Lake Street in Chicago. The SAIC has been working together with the Mayor’s office, Harold Washington College (which owns one wall of the courtyard) and Commonwealth Edison on the project.
We’re pleased to be working with the design team from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on their booth at this year’s Chicago Flower & Garden show. They are creating an unusual, vertical garden by combining our TerraScreen interior greenwall panels, the VertiGreen Hybrid trellis system, a vinyl printed backdrop along with neon lights. Their creativity should be a breath of fresh air at the show! We’ve been working with them on a design for a infill project in the City of Chicago, and they suggested taking the concept and abstracting it for this display. Plants were provided by Hampshire Farms of Hampshire, IL.
The MidAm trade show is the premier winter landscape show in the MidWest. Held in Chicago at Navy Pier, it will take place Jan. 19-21. We’ll be well represented this year at the booth of our local distributor-partner Midwest Trading, along with our local sales representative Brian Mitalo. Midwest Trading will have a 4-module Tournesol VGM modular living wall on display (similar to the one at the Garfield Park Conservatory), as well as our FRP fiberglass containers and irrigation inserts. They are in booth 1117 – it will be hard to miss, as they have one of the larger booths, together with their partner company Midwest Groundcover.
The New England Grows conference will be held on Feb. 2-4 at the Boston Exhibition and Convention Center. Our local distributor-partner, Bisco Irrigation, has become a valued resource for landscape contractors and designers using Tournesol Siteworks products in New England. They will be in booth 2423.
They’ll have a wide variety of Tournesol products on hand, including our planters, irrigation, VGM modular living wall, VertiGreen Hybrid and VertiGreen trellis systems, and a recently added TerraScreen interior greenwall system. This is your opportunity to check out the products that you’ve seen in pictures, and ask questions of our sales representative Brian Mitalo.
In part 3 of the Garfield Park discussion, we’ll highlight the green side of the installation. Continue reading
One of the most frequently asked questions with the VGM revolves around irrigation. Continue reading
We have so many pictures of the installation process for the Garfield Park Conservatory (a demonstration wall for the Chicago Park District), that we thought it would be easier to break this into different posts. Continue reading