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Case Study: Retail Embracing Green Space –Starbucks Downtown Disney

In early November, I traveled down to Orlando for the APLD 2014 International Design Conference (working on a recap post). On my last day I killed time walking around Downtown Disney before my flight home. The area is going through a phased redesign to become Disney Springs with completion in 2016. One of the new spaces already opened included Starbucks. The … READ MORE

Boston Ivy, Green wall

Ivy Covered – Yes or No?

I am a fan of ivy covered walls and homes. I think they can cover sins and provide some green in really tight spaces. However growing ivy comes with some responsibility in maintaining and ensuring you have selected the right species for your need.  WHAT TYPE OF IVY: First, if growing on a structure NEVER plant English Ivy, choose Boston Ivy. … READ MORE

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Drive Down South to see a Living Wall

On our drive down to Hilton Head, we scheduled a rest stop in Charlotte, NC. Thanks to roadfood.com, we found a great Carolina BBQ place called Bill Spoon’s Barbecue. The pork BBQ and banana pudding were amazing and everyone was so nice. All the waiteress knew James by name, were interested in how we landed in Charlotte and shared their own Ohio … READ MORE