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Bliggedy Blog

Bliggedy Blog

Grow Anywhere, Grow Everywhere!!

An interactive  platform to ask questions, discuss options, share ideas, learn from each other, teach one another, and downright oggle at the beautifully diverse world and practice of Vertical G(Art)ening

(We lost some great comments and exchanges when we switched our website to the new format, so please feel free to repost!)

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Breaking Horizontal

Posted on July 27, 2013 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (1)

Generally, our association with plants has been on the horizontal plane, looking out across a landscape, broken vertically by horizons of trees and various canopies of vegetation.

In the simple shifting of that horizontal plane by a mere 90°, the whole presentation and visual experience changes; we get to see much more of the intricate and quite exquisite details of the plants themselves; unabashedly offering themsel...

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The Journey~ Five Seasons of Growth

Posted on July 23, 2013 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (108)

April 2012- The best worst thing that ever happened to me. What was lost? The stability of a salary and benefits. What was gained? An opportunity to devote the time, energy, effort, resources and enthusiasm towards my own vision and passion.

Perhaps stepping beyond one's comfort zone and stable livelihood boundaries comes effortlessly to some; but to others, it takes some concerted effort. It takes try and try

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Posted on October 15, 2012 at 11:25 PM Comments comments (108)

As most of us know in creating a new url for a website, the most common suffix is .com. A very cleverly named New Zealand nursery was fortunate to have already nabbed .com, and at the time of creating our website, there were a number of alternatives to choose from.

It was decided .us was the most fitting. As you may or may not know, many other countries have an associated suffix for the Internet, for example, .ca for Canada, or .fr for France.

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The Roots of "Plantasy"~ how we got our name

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (103)

Amusing story... I worked at a production greenhouse in Watsonville for some time, and we had a Dutch intern for a spell, Elise. We were focused on projects and improvements in the greenhouse and had made some laminated signs to differentiate the refuse cans in both english and spanish. The one for greenwaste, or plants and soil, translated to plantas y tierra.

The intern spotted them, partially covered, on my desk and delighted in reading 'plantas y...

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