June 18, 2010

Large Succulent Wall - Planted

The large succulent wall was planted with big healthy succulents in each of the 270 pockets. After hosing down the wall to clean the debris we will wait a week or two before the next watering. Succulents need to become completely dry before waterings so the root base will not rot.

June 17, 2010

Large Succulent Wall Installation

Chris Bribach begins the installation of a large succulent wall installation by first installing vertical 'hat' channel to the concrete wall with screw anchors. He then attaches the drain tray and begins to add the Mini 30-Pocket Panels and side channels. Once all nine panels are screwed in to place the top channel is added and the felt pockets are made ready to receive soil and plants.

Laguna Honda Hospital Installation Continues

John Alexander and team from Community College San Francisco continue to assemble the vertical garden installation at Laguna Honda Hospital. The grand opening for the new construction is a week away; Saturday, June 26th.

June 14, 2010

Floating Vertical Garden: After 3 months

The grey felt is hardly visible after 3 months of growth in the Floating Vertical Garden. the neon pothos are crawling up the sides and the bromeliads are getting covered over by the anthuriums. It's a jungle in there.

Vertical Vegetables: Seeds Sprouting

Within a week the seeds are sprouting on the Vertical Vegetable Garden Tower.

June 11, 2010

Laguna Honda Hospital - Vertical Garden Planting

John Alexander directed the planting of the vertical garden and planters at Laguna Honda Hospital in its sun-filled main lobby. Fellow students from Community College San Francisco gardening department were there to help out.

June 9, 2010

Laguna Honda Hospital - Vertical Garden Panels installation

John Alexander, hired PlantsOnWalls to install two vertical garden panels in the newly constructed main lobby at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco. The panels are located in the tall atrium of the 1st floor entry area. John will now complete the designs for planting for the vertical garden panels and architectural planters below.

Starting Seeds in Florafelt Vertical Planters

Seeds were started in the pockets of our Florafelt Vertical Garden Planters. Root wrappers were filled with soil then placed in the pockets. Seeds were added to the soil and identified with plastic stakes.

June 7, 2010

Aquaponic Vertical Vegetable Garden

PlantsOnWalls erected the Aquaponic Vertical Vegetable Garden at James Snidle Gallery. Water is recirculated through the panels from the tank below. Goldfish create the fertilizer needed by the vegetable garden. The balanced system produces oxygen as well as organic herbs and vegetables.

The tower is made from 9 -  PlantsOnWalls Full 12-Pocket Vertical Garden Panels that were threaded together with picture wire to form a triangle. The panels were attached to galvanized pipe and placed over a 36" Stock Tank. A fountain pump recirculates the water through the felt panels. The water wicks into the roots of the plants. Drip trays at the base of the panels direct water back into the storage tank.

The Aquaponic Vertical Vegetable Garden is viewable from the street corner of 10th and Bryant, across from Costco, in SOMA San Francisco. Watch it's progress as we plant seeds and experiment with various types of garden plants throughout the summer.