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Painting with Plants: Sagegreenlife Designers Merge Aesthetics with Functionality


There are countless benefits to introducing your design clients to the idea of a vertical garden from Sagegreenlife.


You have heard us talk about the healing power of living walls, how they benefit employees in the workplace and the advantages for retail store owners who create one-of-a-kind plantscapes to attract customers and enjoy reduced energy costs. Sometimes, however, we forget about the simple aesthetic element that comes from adding plants, flowers, herbs and other vegetation to an indoor or outdoor space.


Like selecting the right piece of art to bring together a room, our innovative horticulturists can create a living composition that complements your client’s unique taste and style. They start by envisioning each space as a blank canvas and transforming it into something unforgettable that engages the senses of sight, smell, touch and even taste. How do they do it?


Captivate them with color.


Color is not confined to shades of green, but rather a stunning palette that ranges from bright yellows and powdery whites to vibrant pinks and deep purples. You’ll find some of those hues in the red ripple peperomia, the tradescantia (spiderwort) and the Oxalis triangularis, with its purple, shamrock-like flowers. Of course, the greens can be just as stunning. Take a look at the ‘Brasil’ philodendron, which captures attention with its dual-colored leaves in deep emerald and bright chartreuse.




For a bolder splash of color, opt for the Sagegreenlife tropical palette. It has a colorful mix of both flowering plants and foliage, so even when not in bloom, there are rich tones of burgundy, chartreuse and crimson.


Create a living wall scent-sation.


As for fragrance, the Dracaena fragrans (cornstalk dracaena) is one you will see often in our Verdanta Collection of portable and easy-to-maintain living walls. It lives up to its name with pom-pom like flowers that are highly aromatic and add a unique element to the sensory experience.



Likewise, our herb palette is great for adding an indoor herb garden to a kitchen or bar area where the chef or mixologist can harvest fresh herbs to garnish their creations. We have carefully chosen herbs, such as rosemary, lavender and basil that will not only do well in our system, but are also versatile for both culinary and mixology use.


Use texture to create an immersive experience.


Versatile and visually appealing, ferns are a favorite way to add texture to any living wall design palette and engage the viewer.




Hearty staghorn ferns make a striking addition, especially when coupled with the distinct wavy fronds of a bird’s nest fern or the fuzzy roots that give the rabbit’s foot fern its name. For a more classic look, Boston ferns are the way to go. Their lacy, delicate fronds have an elegant appearance that pairs well with modern homes and offices.


Give them a taste of something different.


Many design clients are surprised to find out that edible plants are an option. We mentioned different types of herbs, but there are also several flowering plants that appeal to the sense of taste. The hibiscus flower, for example, may be eaten raw or cooked as well as made into a tea. Pansy and viola flowers also have a fresh, sweet flavor and are sometimes used as a garnish for desserts.




Let’s work together to wow your design clients.


Now that you know what our plant artists can do, contact Sagegreenlife to learn about our wide variety of living wall solutions for every space, from corporate offices to upscale restaurants and retail establishments.


Call us today at 312.234.9655 or email info@sagegreenlife.com to set up a consultation with one of our vertical garden professionals.

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