Sacramento Int’l Airport – Terminal B Addition

Tournesol Siteworks' Metro Collection FRP planters in metal-infused Aluminum were used throughout the interior terminal

Tournesol Siteworks’ Metro Collection FRP planters in metal-infused Aluminum were used throughout the interior terminal

Last fall Tournesol Siteworks provided the decorative planters and container irrigation systems for the brand-new airport terminal in Sacramento, CA.  Our self-watering planters are already used on the existing terminal, so we were delighted when vanderToolen Landscape Architecture suggested using us for Terminal B. Continue reading

New 2012 Quick Ship planter program

The Urban Collection, shown at the Hyatt Gainey Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ

In response to a number of requests from customers last year, we’re implemented a quick ship program for 2012.  With the way that we typically work, it’s hard to get a pot order, even a small one, out in less than a week.  This year, we decided to put in place a program that will make it possible! Best of all, there will be no additional cost for this service.

The quick ship program features two of our most popular FRP (fiberglass) planter collections, the Urban and Metro. Limited quantities of most rounds, squares and rectangles will be available to ship within 5-7 business days, depending upon the final color and finish.  Metal infused finishes will  typically take slightly longer than base or MMP finishes. Confirmed ship dates will depend upon order size and current inventory levels.

This existence of this program in no way guarantees a specific delivery window to any customer. Check with your Tournesol salesperson for product availability and specific details.

A Metro Collection square, as seen at the Crocker Galleria in San Francisco

Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, Vail, CO

all photos couresy Scott Doman, Water Logic Technologies

We were delighted to be chosen to provide the planters and irrigation systems for the on-structure planters at the brand-new Ritz-Carlton Destination Club in Vail, CO this past spring. The project was specified by SE Group from Burlington, VT (who ought to know a thing or two about designing ski locations), and installed by Rocky Mountain Custom Landscapes.  Recently our mountain-states representative Scott Doman visited the site, and sent back this description and the attached images.

More after the jump…

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Just in time for the Olympics? Or not – Westin Bayshore, Vancouver BC

All photos courtesy of Coconut Grove, South Surrey, BC

When we received the call from Coconut Grove, a interiorscaper and landscape contractor near Vancouver, the clock was already ticking. Their client, the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver, wanted to update the public areas of the hotel before the Olympic parade rolled into town.  Unfortunately, there simply wasn’t enough time to pull together the material they wanted for the order.

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Metro Collection Ash/Trash Receptacle

Metro Collection ash/trash receptacle MS-ATR

This certainly won’t go down as our most glamorous post, but it proves a point.  A designer pointed out today that there weren’t any images of our Metro Collection Ash/Trash receptacles available on our website or in our catalog.  The quickest way to change that and share the image is to post it here on the blog.

If there is a product that you’d like to see more of but don’t find on our website, just shoot off an email to info@tournesolsiteworks.com.  You’ll find a few more images and product details after the break.

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NoHo 14 Apartments, North Hollywood, CA

Urban Collection round US-2400, US-3600 and US-3000

Sometimes I think if you follow our blog you’d think that all we do is living wall systems.  Just to set the record straight, that couldn’t be further from the truth.  While living wall is a fast-emerging opportunity for us, our bread-and-butter business remains manufacturing pots, planters, and irrigation systems.  We try to post as many images from installed projects in this blog so that our customers have a chance to see what our products really look like in the field, and to get a sense of whether it will work for what they’re doing.  We also hope, just a little, that it will provide inspiration and ideas for designers looking for ways to make their urban environment greener. More info about NoHo 14 after the break.

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Terrace at 211 Main St., San Francisco

all images courtesy of Smith+Smith Landscape Architects

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a big-time corporate boardroom looked like?  I know I did.  It was fun for us to work on this relatively small terrace project for one of the financial service titans in San Francisco. They recently moved buildings, and found themselves with a boardroom looking over an undecorated rooftop.  The view was great, but the roof wasn’t.  They brought in landscape architects Smith+Smith in San Francisco to soften the view.  Continue reading

The Greening of San Jose, Part 2

downtown san jose 006The City of San Jose has put over 300 planters in its downtown district during the past year, and nearly all of them have been manufactured by Tournesol Siteworks. The previous post showed the most recent installation of custom Urban Collection and Wilshire Box hanging planters.  This post highlights previous work done in the same downtown area. Continue reading