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First Look: VGM Living Wall at BISCO Irrigation, Dedham, MA

image courtesy of BISCO irrigation

[UPDATE 5/18] The entire wall is up, and the Wilshire Box and VertiGreen 3D trellis is up next to it!  Looking good, and getting ready to host a seminar about it next month for Boston-area landscapers and designers…

Installation of a Tournesol VGM living wall at BISCO Irrigation, Dedham, MA

 

One of the advantages of working with irrigation distributors is that they really know how to set up an irrigation system. Tournesol Siteworks partner BISCO Irrigation (with locations throughout New England) installed several living wall systems at their Dedham, MA branch.  We took advantage of their work to document in this post how they set it up.

Dedham is located inland of Boston, and is a Zone 6B in the USDA Plant Hardiness Map.  They have selected the VGM-10 modules, with a full 8″ soil profile. They are also putting in several other Tournesol green wall options, including a Wilshire Box hanging planter and VertiGreen 3D trellis panel (you can see them to the right in the image above), and a VertiGreen Hybrid trellis panel. The irrigation system uses the Baseline 3200 controller from Baseline Systems, paired with a moisture sensor. Using the Baseline 2-wire system the whole thing can be remotely monitored for water use and soil moisture levels.

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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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The Rolling Stone Los Angeles – How to screen a dining area with plants

The Rolling Stone Los Angeles at the Hollywood and Highland Center

The recently-opened Rolling Stone Los Angeles at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Los Angeles created a private al fresco dining patio despite facing a high-traffic retail zone. The design (by Brodin Design-Build) relies on Wilshire Collection planters and and VertiGreen trellis panels. Continue reading The Rolling Stone Los Angeles – How to screen a dining area with plants

Whole Foods Dining Patio, Huntington Beach, CA

Wilshire Collection Planters and VertiGreen Trellis

The Whole Foods Market, which is just opening today in Huntington Beach, CA, wanted an al fresco dining terrace in front of their store. The designer,  Courtney Le Architects, had a concept that replaced a simple fence to separate the outdoor patio from the walkway/parking area with a barrier using planters and trellis.  More images after the jump…

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University Gateway Custom Planters, Los Angeles

When landscape architect Melendrez Assocs. was working on the planters for this student housing project on the Univ. of Southern California campus in Los Angeles, they had originally envisioned 24′ long, galvanized steel troughs.  While that may have seemed like an inexpensive solution, the custom fabricating cost, durability, and long-term maintenance made the planters relatively expensive.

Tournesol Siteworks was brought in to look at the job, and was able to provide a lower-cost, more reliable solution by creating custom fiberglass planters with an “unbuffed” aluminum finish. It looks and feels like metal, but doesn’t have the shine of the finished aluminum product.  More pictures after the break…

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