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Florasource Brings LiveWall to Southern California

September 25, 2012
September 25, 2012

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.

 

Rapid Growth features LiveWall, LLC for Local Job Creation

August 10, 2012
August 10, 2012

This week, Rapid Growth featured LiveWall, LLC as a company that is creating jobs through innovation.  See the article, “West Michigan horticultural firm creates living walls, roofs and jobs,” at rapidgrowthmedia.com.

Finally, A Green Wall Solution that Works

July 25, 2012
July 25, 2012

Our clients are consistently saying:  “LiveWall just makes sense.”  Business owners and individuals that have previously been hesitant to buy, design or install green wall systems are now moving forward with living wall plans that include LiveWall products.

The road to simplicity and proper function was a long one, taking four years of research, development and trialing.  The end result is a system that is designed in the best interest of the plants, offering them an environment and orientation that parallels nature.

Read more about the development of LiveWall in this article by Jim Harger on MLive.com, “Tired of others’ failures, West Michigan plant grower creates LiveWall alternative to vertical plantings.”

Iowa LiveWall Representative Grows its Business with Green Walls, Screens and Fences

July 23, 2012
July 23, 2012

Sisters Roxanne Nagel and Teresa Nelson are growing their business through representation of LiveWall and LiveRoof products. The team is quickly growing a reputation as the premier provider of living architecture in Iowa and surrounding regions.  See the article []

Michigan Chef Uses Herb Wall to Liven Up Menu

June 11, 2012
June 11, 2012
Grand Pines Herb Wall

Scott Reenders enjoys the fresh herbs on the wall at Grand Pines Assisted Living Center.

The first commercial LiveWall installation was successfully installed in April 2012 at the Grand Pines Assisted Living Center in Grand Haven, MI. The wall is planted with edibles which will be harvested and used throughout the growing season.

Chef Aaron Shapiro is looking forward to using the fresh herbs in his cooking for the residents of the assisted living center.  He intends to harvest and dry the herbs that he doesn’t use during the growing season to complement his cooking in the winter months.

Read all about it in the Grand Haven Tribune.

Introducing LiveWall, LiveScreen and LiveFence

April 26, 2012
April 26, 2012

LiveWall is the first and only planted wall system with patent pending TopSide® and RainRail® Technology for growing plants vertically in a manner that is healthy, simple, attractive, and low maintenance.  LiveFence® and LiveScreen® are the fencing and mobile screening applications of the same technology.

Brought to you by the makers of the LiveRoof® hybrid green roof system, LiveWall® was borne of necessity, as a solution-focused product requested by architectural and building professionals. The challenge was to create the ideal green living wall solution, addressing the key issues of architectural design, engineering, and horticulture; essentially marrying the best of aesthetics, physical and functional attributes, and the biological environment for the plant material.

Such a system, now called the LiveWall® system, had to meet all of the following criteria:

  • Suitable for a broad range of plants; sun and shade loving perennials, annuals,
  • vegetables, herbs, medicinal and tropical plants.
  • Sustainable; grows healthy plants with very low maintenance.
  • Easily planted and replanted.
  • Pre-vegetated and instantly mature for virtually guaranteed success.
  • Unrestricted design creativity.
  • No soil erosion.
  • Effective in all climates, and for indoor applications.
  • Attractive even during the dormant season.
  • Easy to design.
  • Easy to install.
  • Easy to water and fertilize.
  • Optimum LEED points.

 

LiveWall is logical. It parallels nature. LiveWall is simple, effective, and attractive.

We greatly look forward to helping you with your next project.

David S. MacKenzie, President, LiveWall, LLC
Horticulturist/Biologist
Author of Perennial Ground Covers and Timber Press Pocket Guide to Ground Covers

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