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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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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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

San Francisco Residential Living Wall Revisited, 6 months later

Flowers are blooming on the residential living wall

It’s been a little over 6 months since Michelle Bond of Thumbellina Gardens in San Francisco installed this living wall in her client’s back yard. You can see details of the installation here. She recently forwarded us updated images of the wall, and gave us more details about what kinds of maintenance she’s doing. It seemed like a good time to revisit the project in a new post.

The living wall is looking great

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Residential VGM Living Wall, San Francisco, CA

Residential VGM modular living wall, all photos courtesy Michelle Bond of Thumbellina Gardens

Many of our customers looking at the Tournesol VGM modular living wall system intend on using it for commercial installations. This is a wonderful example of what it can do in a residential setting. The design, by Michelle Bond of Thumbellina Gardens in San Francisco, covers the back wall of a back yard at the bottom of a large hill. This installation was one of the best-documented that we’ve seen, and we’re fortunate that Michelle shared her images with us.  Continue reading

Residential TerraScreen, Redwood City, CA

Corner-mounted TerraScreen interior living wall

A small residential installation of a TerraScreen interior living wall illustrates the flexibility of the system into nearly any application.  This unit, a TW-7049 panel, was cut in two and wrapped a corner of the dining room of this home. Pictures of how it was done after the break…

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