Do you have a bright wall already, that well, could use a little more color? Living Walls not only add color and depth to your walls, they can also tame that wild wall! Tagawa Gardens in Centennial, California knew what they were doing!
An island country off the northern edge of South America.
Trinidad and Tobago is considered the birthplace of calypso music and steelpan.
Plant diversity in Trinidad and Tobago is well documented with about 3,300 species recorded.
The terrain of the islands is a mixture of mountains and plains.
The climate is tropical. There are two seasons annually: the dry season and the rainy season.
~We would like to thank our friend Carl for sharing these beautiful pictures of his Living Wall Planters with us. He resides in Trinidad & Tobago, and we decided to share some facts of the beautiful islands with our readers. Happy Reading & Gardening! ~
Who: The Horticultural Society of New York has been cultivating Urban Gardeners since 1902. Founded in 1900 and incorporated in 1902, the goal of the Horticultural Society was to further the love and knowledge of horticulture through informative monthly meetings, formal lectures and season flower shows. 100 years later and they are still growing as a community of urban gardeners. They recognize the interrelatedness and complexity of the “green” issues in the city, and their efforts are to educate and inform across the spectrum.
Their Mission: The Horticultural Society of New York (The Hort) is to sustain the vital connection between people and plants. Our social service and public programs educate and inspire, growing a broad community that values horticulture for the many benefits it brings to our environment, our neighborhoods, and our lives.
How Cool: The Hort also offers Professional Development Courses for teachers. The courses are designed to impact student achievements through the professional development of teachers. We here at Woolly Pocket were given a chance to donate to their greenwall course for teachers back in 2011 and again this year. This year they had 22 teachers attend! They created a temporary greenwall with our pockets to plant in. Pam Ito, Director of Children’s Education for The Hort said, “Each teacher got at least 5 plants to take back to their classrooms. They left that night with huge smiles and their completed Wally’s under their arms.” The pictures you see are from both years of 2011 and 2013.
This year we have downloadable wall paper created by very own, David. There will be more to come, so keep your eyes open and to download just click here!
The brand new Golden Gate Park CommUNITY garden is fantastic! There are raised beds along with a beautiful vertical garden designed by the Flora Grubb team using our Wallys. More info on how to be part of the community garden, visit here.