UV plantscapes are a clever choice because they’re not weathered by the sun like most artificial plants. They’re truly ‘evergreen’ making them a sound investment for both designers and homeowners alike. We build all of our artificial plantscapes to last, and our UV creations are no exception. We have new examples of our work with UV that shows you just how universal it can be.
UV flowering plantings at upscale apartment building in Los Angeles
This project started with a call from the property manager of an LA apartment complex. They were looking for a permanent alternative to consistently replacing the flowers in the planter that lines the front of the building. Wishing to save money long term by eliminating the cycle of purchasing new flowers and paying to have them replaced, not to mention the eyesore they were between replacements, MBL provided colorful UV plantings to blend in with existing live plants and tall palm trees that were thriving. The combination of real taller plants with the life-like UV flowering plants low on the ground created a very natural plantscape. The property manager has had wonderful responses from tenants, and he feels the improved curb appeal adds value the building.
UV trees, bushes and flowers at a Beverly Hills financial building
In another example of our commercial work, a building in the heart of upscale Beverly Hills is the location of more of our exquisite UV work.
In the so-called Golden Triangle, we created bespoke artificial UV Ficus trees and UV Red Maple trees with trailing azalea base plantings, which are also UV for a financial services building. They’re perfect to provide a welcoming environment 365 days a year, no matter the weather.
UV trellis-style plantings for balconies
To protect our clients, we don’t always get to show you examples of our residential work, so we’re especially proud to show you this penthouse balcony. Acclaimed LA interior designer Judson Rothschild wanted privacy, while still allowing light into the master bedroom and living room areas of the penthouse suite in west Los Angeles while blocking the view of tenants in a multi-story complex directly across , who had a clear view into the rooms.
The solution? We constructed narrow, water treated wood planters and plantings that were designed on giant curly wood trunks, with very narrow depth, so they took very little space on the balcony, but provided the coverage needed. The flowering UV azalea plantings come in a variety of colors, or solely as trailing greens. Here, we used light flowers that keep the planting from becoming too dark.