Monday, November 9, 2009

Patrick Blanc father of the Greenwall

Patrick Blanc is the father of the greenwall. He came up with the system that I use. I have seen his walls in person in Paris and they are amazing. There are many imitators out there but no system, to my knowledge, works as well as Blanc's. When I say works as well the factors in my mind are cost, maintenance, beauty, and longevity. For more info on Patrick Blanc go here:

Patrick Blanc's Site
A great book by Patrick Blanc
A documentary about Patrick Blanc (I could only find it posted in Spanish Catalan)
The New York Times article that introduced me to Patrick Blanc


  1. Just a comment, the documentary is not in Spanish, but in Catalan.

  2. Hi Matt,

    I am in the process of building my own living wall here in Phoenix,AZ. My question is on the Moisture mat, how much was the shipping from the Green Roof Solutions company? I prefer the dark color of the MRM 14 over others I have found locally.


  3. @johnier

    I don't remember how much the shipping was but the material is very light so I don't think it was that much.