Artificial Green Wall Plant – Willow
In the last instalment of our 4-part blog series about plants that inspire us, the Willow takes centrestage.
Seldom has a plant inspired both eastern and western landscape as the Willow has. From The Wind in the Willows to the more recent Whomping Willow in Harry Potter, the Willow is entrenched deeply in English literature.
As for eastern influences, West Lake (西湖) in Hangzhou, a most scenic freshwater lake, is lined with Willows and serves as an endless source of inspiration for Chinese poets and garden landscape designers.
Our impression of Willows tend to be that of supple branches bent over a lake or river, gently swaying in the wind.
We wanted to challenge how Willows are traditionally depicted and proceeded to create these artificial willows and incorporate them into outdoor vertical garden designs.
The soft draping lines of the Willow helps the green wall design flow seamlessly from top to bottom. It would have been virtually impossible to have created this using live willows.
Now, with this version of the Willow that has been formulated for the outdoors, we provide designers and architects with more arsenal to bring their imaginations to life.
This brings a close to our 4-part blog series about plants that inspire the artificial green wall plants we create. Check out our other posts about the other 3 plants that we have profiled here: Boston Fern, Dieffenbachia and Monstera.