In our last post we talked a bit about the California drought and the positive effect El Nino has had on the state's climate. We shared photos of our own drought resistant garden that we planted last summer. In our garden you will see a variety of succulents---plants that are becoming very popular not only in water starved California but in other parts of the country as well. These ornamental yet hardy plants are not only beautiful but easy to care for. And for those of you who prefer color in the garden, succulents and drought tolerant plants like the Kangaroo's Paw shown here, do provide plenty of color throughout the year.
But succulents are not just for the garden! They are popping up in artwork and other decorative accessories as you will see in these selections.
First off is our own bronze candlestick. This beautiful candlestick makes the perfect gift for any occasion and will add an elegant touch to any style decor.
Natural Curiosities offers this black and white rendering of a succulent. What a lovely choice of artwork for a boutique hotel or spa this would be!
The minimal care succulents require make them a perfect choice for a living art arrangement or wall garden. Root systems that store water make them ideal to tuck into a wall-hung arrangement, wreath or table centerpiece.
Cities and organizations around the world have discovered the environmental value of planting a living wall. These green walls are not only beautiful but also able to reduce noise pollution and have a cooling effect on the surrounding area and can certainly help with LEED certification on specific projects. And hospitality designers are already aware of the positive impact greenery and living walls have on workplace environments and public spaces.
To view our entire collection of artwork, door handles and architectural hardware, visit our site at www.martinpierce.com.
Designers can visit the showroom located at:
5433 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90016