Woolly Pocket is featured in NIDO’s May 2013 issue. NIDO is a German magazine for young urban families.
We debuted our all new Living Wall Planter in Chicago at the International Garden Center Show (IGC) last month. Everyone was very excited to see what we’ve been planting up our sleeves, especially The Los Angeles Times! Click here to read the LA Times article about why we decided to take the vertical gardening world UP another level!
Who wouldn’t want a gift of heirloom seeds from a 200 year old seed company, Comstock Heirloom Seeds. Or how about a decadent and sustainable chocolate disc from Fair Trade Chocolate makers in Mexico from Taza! But our favorite is a mini herb garden beautifully planted in a Peacock Tina that will grow all winter long on your countertop! Plus your purchase will mean a classroom of your choice will get a Wally to start their own Woolly School Garden Classroom!
In this past weekend’s New York Times Magazine, a photograph was published that caught our eye. With Jamie Durie smiling in his backyard japanese soaking tub, you may not have noticed the tapestry of plants hanging behind him. I know, I know, it’s hard to focus on anything else, but indeed there is a Woolly Pocket Living Wall right there! We’ve added arrows to show what we’re talking about:
LOGO TV airs their newest reality show “The Arrangement” tonight (Monday, October 4th) at 11pm/10c! If you’ve loved Top Chef, and always wished for the Floral Design version, your dreams have now come true.
All over the set you will find lush Woolly Pocket Living Walls! Behind the judges’ table, filling empty windows in the workroom, and above the couch in the “kiss and cry” room – Wallys are everywhere! Islands, too, hang out around the set, also filled with tropical indoor plants.
Set your Tivos and DVRs and see who will be “weeded out” weekly. And of course, check out the amazing floral designs! LA Times’ David Keeps said “I’ve never seen anything quite like it, and I hope to see a lot more.”
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Woohoo! Our recent plantings of Woolly School Gardens at Santee and Frida Kahlo caught the eye of the L.A. Times! Every day, more people are learning about the benefits of Woolly School Gardens! Did you know you can help bring 250 edible school gardens with a click of your mouse? It’s easy, just vote today and everyday in June for Woolly School Gardens on Pepsi’s Refresh Everything Website!
To vote, click on the above image or visit WoollySchoolGarden.org for a direct link to the voting page! And Please Spread the Word! Thanks for your support!
Here’s a nice mention in the National Gardening Association’s most recent newsletter. We’re super excited to see Woolly Pocket is resonating with gardeners across the country!
image via NY Daily News
A Woolly Good Morning in New York! Today’s front page of the New York Daily News has a great writeup of Woolly Pocket!
image via Apartment Therapy SF
And over on the West Coast, Apartment Therapy San Francisco profiles the beautiful home of Julie and James. They dramatically improved the view from their kitchen window by planting 3 Wallys on a paint peeled wall. What a great effect with minimal effort! This is a great example of an easy project for people living in small spaces to add some greenery into their lives! Have a Woolly Weekend!
When it comes to cooking tasty food, nothing is more important than starting with fresh ingredients. You can’t get much fresher than picking herbs and vegetables growing inside your kitchen! With a few strategically placed Wallys, you can create a space saving and beautiful indoor herb or vegetable garden on any kitchen wall. That’s the exact conclusion Lauren Salkeld came to when she first came across Woolly Pocket. She writes on epicurious.com:
Since the moment I heard about Woolly Pockets, a line of hanging plant containers made of soft felt, I’ve been harboring fantasies of filling my tiny New York apartment with them, creating what the company calls living walls or vertical gardens. I can just imagine my kitchen wall covered in pockets of herbs, cherry tomatoes, maybe even some small hot peppers.
We couldn’t agree more! The article also has links to some excellent tips on choosing and growing herbs and vegetables. Thanks for the great article Lauren, and for letting your readers know about our Woolly School Garden program.
Photo Credit: Carlsbad Current Argus
Last weekend, gardeners from around Southern California and beyond gathered at the Los Angeles Arboretum for Living Green: Essentials for the Home Gardener, the latest edition of the L.A. Garden Show. Visitors were able to view a selection of beautiful gardens that incorporate sustainability and best practices for edible gardening.
Woolly Pocket was right at home as an ideal vertical garden system for a ”Habitat Wall” designed by Stephanie Barton & Mayita Dinos. Their design caught the eye of celebrated garden writer, Debra Prinzing, who recently wrote in her review of the show:
using the Woolly Pockets planting system, the installation overflowed with plants providing nectar, larval food, forage and nesting spots for local butterflies, bees and birds…
Photo Credit: Debra Prinzing
A successful garden will inevitably have multiple benefits. One we find particularly Woolly is providing nature’s critters with nourishment and sanctuary. In urban gardens, this is especially important. Another benefit of a vertical garden is the cooling effect that plants provide as they absorb the sun’s energy, instead of heating your home. In the winter, the living wall insulates the home, retaining heat where you need it, indoors.