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Ecology & Sustainability: Our Moss Wall Responsibility

Ecology & Sustainability: Our Moss Wall Responsibility

Is preserved moss safe? How sustainable is your product? Are preserved plants toxic? Rest assured and read on.

Living Walls vs. Moss Walls: Shedding Light On Our Most Frequently Asked Question

Living Walls vs. Moss Walls: Shedding Light On Our Most Frequently Asked Question

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!

Public Facing Living Walls: Your Unrestricted Guide To Our Urban Jungle

Public Facing Living Walls: Your Unrestricted Guide To Our Urban Jungle

Many of our living and moss walls are created for limited use at an event, trade show or as art in a private home. So when we get the chance to execute a project that is accessible to the public, we go BIG for the people in that community. Here is a guide to our most accessible living and moss walls, designed and installed as our big 'ole green high-five to everyone passing by.

There's Nowhere To Go But Up! Why We Design Vertically.

There's Nowhere To Go But Up!             Why We Design Vertically.

When it comes to thinking outside of the planter box, up may be the way to go. Not only is a living or preserved plant wall perfect for limited space, there are numerous other benefits that you probably never realized. Let's start with a living plant wall.

Designing with Moss

Designing with Moss

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.

Building Greener Cities

Building Greener Cities

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.

Plant Wellness

Plant Wellness

Living in cities, we are constantly surrounded by concrete, traffic, noise and pollution. This is not the way we’re meant to live. Humans have had an evolutionary bond with plants since the beginning of . The human eye can distinguish between 2,000 shades of green, but only 100 shades of red. Recognizing a plant’s shade of green was important when you were about to eat it or use it for shelter or medicine. This could be why we’re drawn to plants.