We had the honor of appearing on the Season 6 premier of HGTV's Brother vs. Brother. Catch all the details about our part in Jonathan Scott’s eco-chic design.
Our most frequently asked question is, “What is the difference between a living wall and a moss wall?” Before we dig into the answer, let's get one thing straight-- the differences between living and moss walls do not make one superior to the other. Both types of plant walls have unique characteristics and dance to the beat of their own drum... and boy, the rhythm is right!
Perhaps it's something you never think about; you see it every day struggling for life next to a busy street, or peeking through an abandoned building. You probably see it in the park but it doesn't occur to you to bring it home, even though it's one of the easiest remedies to anxiety, depression, or general malaise.
Living walls are now a popular interior trend and rightfully so. Our clients love having greenery indoors, but not everyone had the right conditions to grow plants in their space or time/resources to take care of them. We hated saying no to our clients, so we found a comparable alternative to satisfy their green needs-- preserved moss walls!
People started designing with moss thousands of years ago. Japanese Zen Buddhist monks were among the firsts to do so, by using moss in their rock gardens (aka zen gardens). Their zen gardens were not intended to necessarily imitate the actual appearance, but the intimate and profound quality of nature. Zen Buddhist monks admired the cool tranquility of moss, so they cultivated it on stones and walls.
One of Planted Design’s more prominent works has just been featured in Uplift’s latest article on greener cities! Our very own, Amanda Goldberg designed the facade of ‘Be Safehouse’ located in the heart of San Francisco, proving that we can in fact coexist and flourish with plants in a big city.