Sun-loving Succulents and Grasses Living Wall

Northern California based garden design team Planted Places installs a beautiful poolside living wall for a client’s private home in Marin, California. 

An elegant collection of plants designed by Planted Places are planted in Florafelt Pocket Panels.

An elegant collection of plants designed by Planted Places are planted in Florafelt Pocket Panels.

For a distinctive touch, they mounted Florafelt Pocket Panels on 2x4 redwood lumber attached to the fence. In addition to making a dramatic statement by "floating" the living wall, it ensures the fence remains dry.

Wood Supports protect the fence from moisture buildup for this Florafelt Pockets living wall by Planted Places.

Wood Supports protect the fence from moisture buildup for this Florafelt Pockets living wall by Planted Places.

Automatic irrigation keeps the plants moist. Two drip emitters are placed at the top of every Florafelt Pocket, positioned to each edge. The placement irrigates the Florafelt Pockets, not the plants. Roots seek the moisture collected in the pockets and grow into the felted system. This unbound approach allows roots to grow into and through the felt, letting the plants reach full maturity, far beyond the efficient size of each pocket.

Irrigation done right by Planted Places using the Florafelt Pocket Panel living wall system.

Irrigation done right by Planted Places using the Florafelt Pocket Panel living wall system.

Planted Places worked with their client to create a beautiful mix of cool and fresh designs.

Planted Places features a mix of grasses and succulents for this Florafelt Pocket Panel living wall.

Planted Places features a mix of grasses and succulents for this Florafelt Pocket Panel living wall.

Starting with smaller plants is not only more economical, it allows the wall to take a natural, individual character. The Florafelt Pockets are elegant enough to highlight the new plantings before they cover the surface with a dramatic cliffside of life.

Christine of Planted Places created this Florafelt living wall for their clients home in just an afternoon.

Christine of Planted Places created this Florafelt living wall for their clients home in just an afternoon.