May 6, 2008

Patrick Blanc—the vertical garden



" “I like to reintegrate nature where one least expects it,” Mr. Blanc said as he sat at a table in his overgrown back garden, smoking a Vogue Menthol and drinking chilled white Jurançon. (“I leave the water for the plants,” he said.)"
Leaving the water for the plants...so French!
Patrick Blanc is mostly well known for his vertical garden on the facade of the Quai Branly Museum but has created a lot of other beautiful walls all over the world. The plants grow without any soil and the structure (metal frame, PVC sheet, felt) supporting them are so light that they can be set on any kind of wall. Plants are set on the felt layers as seeds, cuttings or grown plants and can be grown indoors as well as outdoors.

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