San Clemente, Calif.-based Horticultural Supply Company Now Distributes LiveWall®, the New Planted Wall System that Transforms Ordinary Walls into Vertical Landscapes
San Clemente, Calif. and Spring Lake, Mich.
Florasource, Ltd. has begun offering the LiveWall® Planted Wall System in Southern California. Florasource (San Clemente, Calif.) has provided high-quality horticultural products to landscape architects, contractors, facility managers, and homeowners for more than 25 years. LiveWall, developed by Hortech, Inc. (Spring Lake, Mich.), is the refined green wall solution designed in harmony with nature.
“LiveWall provides a new option for adding the living beauty of flowers and greenery onto almost any property,” said Tom Hawkins, co-owner and president, Florasource, Ltd. “With unequaled versatility, LiveWall can create both interior and exterior living walls planted with a broad range of annuals, perennials, succulents, and tropical plants. It can even be used to turn a plain wall into an herb or vegetable garden.”
LiveWall is engineered to be attractive, simple to install, easy to maintain and change — and, above all, healthy for plants. The LiveWall system’s planter modules slide into the revolutionary RainRail® mounting tracks, which secure them in place and include hidden conduits and built-in nozzles for integrated mist irrigation. The modules, manufactured in recycled architectural grade plastic, are six inches deep and five inches wide and come in 8-inch and 16-inch lengths. They are available in multiple colors that complement any façade, including beige, cool gray, wheat, cedar, sage, and salsa.
LiveWall is also available in a two-sided, mobile version on wheels, LiveScreen®, a practical, portable option to create small-scale green spaces that are easy to arrange and adjust. “LiveScreen offers an ideal alternative to green up porches, patios and decks,” said Hawkins.
LiveWall is the result of four years of research and development by the same team of horticultural scientists, landscape professionals, architects, roofing specialists and green building experts at Hortech, Inc. who created LiveRoof®, the superior green roof system proven successful in more than 600 installations — including 56 Florasource green roof projects in California that total more than 79,000 square feet. LiveWall, like LiveRoof, makes horticultural sense. It gives plants what they need: growing conditions like those found in the natural landscape.
“We developed LiveWall in much the same way we developed LiveRoof. After extensive evaluation of existing living wall systems, we engineered LiveWall to surpass them,” said Dave MacKenzie, horticulturalist and president of Hortech, Inc. “Tom Hawkins at Florasource has helped guide our design efforts. He brings decades of local horticultural experience and knowledge of California climates and plants to every project.”
“We provide complete pre-installation consultation and on-site technical support to ensure success,” said Hawkins. “Just as with LiveRoof, we help choose the right plants for each LiveWall project. We ensure that the planters are delivered with regionally adapted, locally grown plants that are mature and flourishing for instant results and lasting beauty.”
Examples of the LiveScreen mobile version of LiveWall planted with a variety of different plants are on display at Florasource, Ltd., which is located at 215 Avenida Del Mar, Suite K, San Clemente, Calif. 92672. For hours and additional information, call 949-498-1131.
About Florasource, Ltd.
Based in San Clemente, Calif., Florasource is an independent horticultural supply firm. Since 1985, Florasource has been dedicated to providing growers and grower-retailers with both innovative and time-honored young plants. The company also supplies the design and construction trades, as well as homeowners, with applied environmental products to support a sustainable existence. Florasource is a licensed regional distributor in Southern California for the LiveRoof® Hybrid Green Roof System and the LiveWall® Planted Wall System. For more information, visit http://www.florasourceltd.com or call 949-498-1131.