Thursday, March 18, 2010
For several years now property managers, researchers, and environmentalists have been struggling to develop workable green walls. Most of the ones I have seen pictures of or visited have been of the "ragged" or bushy style, with the vertical plant walls containing a variety of plants densely packed into the vertical frame.
The photo above is the new plant wall in Minto Place. You can see the east wall of the Minto Place Hotel through the skylight above. This greenwall is much more formal than any I have seen before. Philodendrium type plants predominate. I could not identify any blooming plants (eg orchids) or spider plants or asperagus ferns here; these are common in other walls.
I look forward to revisiting this plantwall in the coming months and years to see how it grows and how formal Minto manges to keep it.