Davis Dalbok and Brandon Pruett at Living Green Design explore color and contrast combining Japanese maple, ferns, grasses, and oxalis in the Florafelt system at their San Francisco showroom.
Monet would be proud. Living Green Design is a noted San Francisco firm that, in their words, “takes a unique approach to garden design that crosses borders, styles and trends.” Their folks believe strongly that interior design, plantscapes and style should all connect to the exterior garden seamlessly. A vertical garden was an ideal way to incorporate this concept of unified indoor and outdoor living.
Davis Dalbok, founder and principal designer, and Brandon Pruett, who specializes in creating multi-dimensional vertical living walls, installed a large, 20x10-foot vertical garden at their San Francisco showroom.
They filled the Florafelt system with a vibrant textural feast of ferns, grasses, yellow oxalis and even trees − Japanese maple!
Oxalis is especially versatile when “painting” a vertical garden: besides yellow, the profuse flowers are available in pink, purple and white, and their foliage adds even more color and texture: chartreuse, purple, maroon, silver, purple-black, speckled combos and more.
Oxalis also thrives in part shade and likes well-drained, moist soil. Reliable up to zone 5, the plants can be treated as perennials in warmer climes; they’ll need overwintering inside if grown in climates like the Midwest, or they can be treated as annuals.
Davis says the garden is a hit. “When clients enter, they are so impressed by the diversity of plant material, and the sheer scale, that they almost always begin to figure out how they might incorporate something similar into their home or office. Most of the ambient natural light comes from skylights above, so this garden provides the perfect opportunity to ‘zone’ the placement of plants in the overall design, demonstrating how one can achieve a successful installation by addressing all of the particulars.”
Plant materials for their showroom were repurposed from the 2013 Decorator Showcase in Pacific Heights San Francisco. Birds of prey was the title of this exhibition that featured grasses and conifers, maples and ferns.
All plants which are not typical to vertical gardening but were a total transformation of this enclosed space to a lush landscape of lore.
The Living Green team continues to delight and amaze with their unique vision that delivers an experience to be remembered.
Brandon Pruett and Davis Dalbok of Living Green Design with structural assistance by Chris Bribach of Plants On Walls created a living architecture vertical garden for Sunset Magazine Celebration Weekend 2014.
Davis Dalbok and his keen team from Living Green created a vertical garden masterpiece for a penthouse garden overlooking lively downtown San Francisco. This wildly imaginative collection of succulents, grasses, ferns and others delightfully frames a gilded centerpiece.
Davis Dalbok and Brandon Pruett of Living Green Design incorporated a gilded sculpture into a vertical garden filled with succulents and grasses for a San Francisco penthouse.
Davis Dalbok and Brandon Pruett of Living Green Design San Francisco used the Florafelt System to transform this brick courtyard into a vertical woodland. The team worked closely with Florafelt's inventor Chris Bribach to create an infrastructure to host grasses, ferns, japanese maples, and conifers for the 1 month show.
Davis Dalbok of Living Green San Francisco transforms this wasted space into an incredible room of succulents. First wood framing is built. Then Florafelt vertical garden planters are installed wtih custom galvanized frames. Followed by a beautiful epay deck and finish framing.