Summer has officially arrived.
I keep thinking about a song. “Hot town, summer in the city, back of my neck getting dirty and gritty” from working a lot. It’s hot, dry, and we’re busy! No complaints, just lots of installations. It’s July, it’s hot and we are busy! We seem to be swimming in a sea of installations. We’ve installed or are about to install a dazzling array of living walls spanning the west coast from San Diego to Dana Point, Santa Monica and Seattle.
Seattle thrives as a cosmopolitan port city. Nationally recognized as one of the most livable cities in the U.S., it now faces the challenge of preserving its livability as urbanization encroaches on its unpretentious and low-key lifestyle.
With every installation, in any city, I believe we contribute to that environment’s natural amenities and popularity. Not to mention its sustainability, cleaner air and visual aesthetics.
For example, consider one of our favorite weekend, desert, destination spots. Palm Springs will boast our first “faux living wall” of artificial succulents. Amazingly real looking, this greenery will thrive regardless of the fact it gets almost no light inside and the air conditioned temperatures are not succulent-friendly.
We completed a green roof on a Del Mar residence and are preparing for a green roof downtown. Imagine an entire cityscape of natural camouflage, edifice enhancement and building reform. Beautiful.
Debbie, our Plantscape Operations Manager remains industrious and in-demand installing interiorscapes and exterior planters for several clients.
As office space has dwindled, we placed a trailer in the on-site garden for Kerry’s very own Walden Pond or, at least, a work area without distraction.
The success of our spring and fall open house inspired us to introduce a summer event. After receiving numerous requests to visit our living wall and demonstration garden, we recognize and honor the growing interest.
I look forward to meeting and greeting you at the summer open house and plant sale on July 26. Please RSVP early and get a free plant!
P.S. Thanks to the Lovin’ Spoonful and their lyrics Summer in the City, “Running up the stairs, gonna meet you on the rooftop…”