You may have been at a bank, an office building, a hotel, or restaurant lately and noticed a green wall. A green wall, also known as a living wall, or vertical garden is an interior or exterior building design utilizing live plants. Green walls are becoming more and more popular and are implemented into designs all over the world.
Green walls generate a lot of interest and are an actual draw as people come just to see them. There is a definite curiosity factor as the living walls generate publicity in local newspapers and online. Some restaurants for instance, are growing their own herbs and vegetables on the interior walls of their locations.
A whole new industry has sprung up in large cities to create and maintain green walls. Some of these vertical gardens require special soil tiles and methods of irrigation. Some of the vertical gardens require constant attention and trimming. Just like any garden, they require tending.
Just as natural green walls are becoming popular, artificial green walls are also in vogue. Artificial boxwood hedge walls are being implemented into high end designs of hotels, restaurants, office buildings, and retail spaces. Interior designers are also putting artificial green walls into private residences.
Geranium Street Floral is working closely with designers and architects to create new artificial boxwood hedge wall designs. They have created a new phenomenon called the hybrid living wall. The hybrid living wall combines artificial foliage with live plants and rocks. The hybrid living wall uses California succulents which are easy to raise and maintain.
Living walls are the newest thing among designers nationwide. Living walls are showing up in the lobbies of commercial buildings, in plazas, in hotels, and high end restaurants. Unfortunately, they are very expensive to create and maintain. For this reason, Geranium Street Floral has created the Hybrid Living Wall.
The Hybrid Living Wall uses artificial boxwood hedge as its base material, and then has real rocks attached with live California succulents attached. The result is a something similar to a living wall, but is far less expensive to build and maintain. The hybrid living wall looks so real that many people may not be able to tell it is partially artificial.
Authentic living walls are often works of art that take thousands of hours to create. Like works of art, these living walls cost thousands and thousands of dollars. A whole industry is starting up around this. Real living walls also have complex watering systems built into them that require constant maintenance. In addition, trained people have to trim and nurture the plants.
Geranium Street has created artificial hedge walls for hotels, office buildings, restaurants, and private residences. They also sell a variety of artificial plants from artificial bamboo, artificial ivy, and artificial boxwood bushes and topiaries. They are now combining real California rocks and succulent plants to their artificial plants.
California succulent plants thrive in the semi arid tropical savannah climate of Southern California, and require little water. They are perfect for the hybrid living wall, and add a touch of color and life to the artificial hedge wall. Geranium Street will custom build a hybrid living wall for any commercial or residential space. Call today for an estimate.
Hybrid living walls are becoming popular and cutting edge in the world of interior and exterior design where there is nothing new under the sun. Hybrid living walls are walls that are designed with a mixture of live plants and artificial plants. Some of the designs could be described as minimalist, while others are quite over the top.
Driving around a modern city like San Diego, people may be surprised what is real and what isn’t when it comes to plants. Walking the parking lot of a huge retailer for instance, I was surprised to notice that the large bamboo plants in front of the store were actually artificial. While it is not hard to tell upon closer inspection that the bamboo is fake, it is almost impossible to tell as you are casually walking or driving by.
In the lobby of another commercial office building somewhere in San Diego is an elaborate living wall, made completely of live plants. This wall requires much care and maintenance, but it is an attention getter for sure. Not far away, in another lobby sit large artificial hedge panels, next to large potted fichus plants. Designers are mixing beautiful live plants with low maintenance, practical artificial plants.
Succulents are native to the sandy tropical savannah climate of the California coastline. Designers are making living wall creations with succulents that are quite aesthetically pleasing. Succulents are perfect for living walls because they require little water, or trimming. They just kind of exist in the moist sea air.
Artificial plant manufacturers are creating some fantastic new artificial plants that are so realistic that they have people shaking their heads. The good news is that these incredible looking artificial plants don’t cost a fortune like the good ones did in the past. Green seems to be in and here to stay, and hybrid plantscaping seems to be the newest industry rising up to meet the curiosity and demand.
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