DIY Network’s “This New House” Does Segment on Cityscapes Living Walls!

Lights,Camera,Action!!

Exciting Happenings at Cityscapes!

 

September 28, 2011 – At 9:30 P.M. last Wednesday evening, DIY Network aired their “Brave New World” episode of This New House.  The episode included segments on the “New Old Green Modular Home,” a safe and natural way to get rid of ticks and mosquitos, window wells, and of course Cityscapes vertical gardens also known as Living Walls.

Co-Host of This New House, Kevin O’Connor, along with the rest of the film crew shot the segment in Cityscape’s Living Wall Showroom/Greenhouse in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay back in April 2011.  Janice Goodman, President/Owner of Cityscapes, was featured front and center as she guided Kevin through the process of planting an herb “picture wall” for her office.  Janice showcased a variety of systems and custom designs that are available through the latest Living Wall technology.  She also talked about the significant benefits that indoor plants can have on people.  Cityscapes is featured during the last eight minutes of the episode…check it out!!

Below are some pictures from the set!!

Janice Goodman teaching Kevin O’Connor the basics of Living Wall systems.

Janice Goodman with Kevin O’Connor from This New House

 

This is one of the beautiful living walls that was planted during the shoot!

For more information regarding this episode, click this link: http://www.diynetwork.com/this-new-house/brave-new-world/index.html

Living Walls at Boston GreenFest 2011

August 18 – 20, 2011Boston GreenFest was held at Boston City Hall Plaza this year.  Boston GreenFest, organized by the Foundation for a Green Future, Inc., is the region’s largest multicultural environmental festival that celebrates the many ways we can create a better world by greening our lives and our communities.

Cityscapes joined up with the GLTi team and showcased three of their free-standing living walls for the three day event.  Janice Goodman of Cityscapes gave George Irwin, President of Green Living Technologies, support during his hands on demonstration of a green roof installation by answering questions for attendees and bystanders.  Participation in George’s demonstration offered AIA credits at no cost to attendees.   Take a look at Cityscapes/GLTi’s exhibit at GreenFest and the Roof Garden from George’s demonstration below.

Cityscapes, Boston’s Premier Interior Landscaping and Exterior Landscaping Company, Does DIY Show at Owner’s Home

Pembroke, MA/Boston, MA, July 1, 2011 – Janice Goodman, President and Owner of Boston based premier plantscaping company Cityscapes, welcomed the staff from the DIY Network’s show Indoors Out (www.diynetwork.com) to redesign her backyard into an outdoor living space.  The hosts of Indoors Out, Dean Marsico and Derek Stearns, both professional stonemasons and contractors, base their show around transforming boring backyards into functional living spaces.  Included in the redesign was an outdoor kitchen and bar under the cover of a gorgeous wooden pergola, an edible living wall, a pond with a waterfall, and a lounging area.  The final result was nothing less than stunning!

This project presented the opportunity for Cityscapes to install a residential outdoor living wall.  Using Green Living Technologies (www.agreenroof.com) patented stainless steel panel wall system, two 6′ by 4′ walls were kitty cornered and backed with stone by the outdoor kitchen.  Janice specifically designed and planted the wall with herbs and edible plants so she would have easy access to use them when she is cooking for or entertaining family or guests in the outdoor kitchen.

Throughout the design phase and installation process, a few local companies lent a helping hand.  Don Carney of Carney Tree & Landscape (www.carneylandscape.com) in Duxbury helped the team design the outdoor space.  The extensive stonework surrounding the kitchen, bar, and living wall was installed by CC Nightscape (www.stoneworksbyccnightscape.com) of Cohasset.  Using a combination of stones and boulders found around the Goodman’s residence, Shades of Green (www.shadesofgreenldm.com) of Pembroke designed and installed the beautiful pond complete with a waterfall.  Specialty plants including Japanese Maples and Conifers were purchased from Katsura Gardens (www.katsuragardens.com); a local nursery.  Patrick J. Gannon Construction (www.trustthisbiz.com/patrickjgannon_construction) of Weymouth built the structure for the living wall and erected the pergola.  The pergola was donated by Average Joe’s Pergola Depot (www.pergoladepot.com).

The installation and filming began on June 26th and wrapped up on June 28th.  The show is set to air in the Spring of 2012.  Cityscapes living walls will also be featured in another DIY Network show, This New House, this upcoming July.

 

 

 

Boston Green Tourism Makes a Visit to Cityscapes!

On May 26, 2011 Cityscapes welcomed members of Boston Green Tourism to our lush greenhouses and living wall showroom in the heart of the Back Bay.  Boston Green Tourism is an organization that strives to encourage and educate visitor-industry professionals to make their businesses greener.  Janice Goodman, President and Owner of Cityscapes, spoke about Living Walls and the many benefits they can provide to make your building cleaner and greener.  Annette Rinaldi of Wedding Flowers By Annette provided gorgeous flower arrangements to brighten up the atmosphere. Take a look at some pictures from the event provided by Dave LaChappelle of Amore Photography.

Janice Goodman of Cityscapes

Left: Alyce Crowley of Cityscapes

Left: Executive Director of Boston Green Tourism Dan Ruben

Janice Goodman and Annette Rinaldi of Wedding Flowers by Annette

Beautiful Arrangement provided by Annette Rinaldi

Bright Pink Peony Arrangement

 

For more information regarding:

Boston Green Tourism click here  http://www.bostongreentourism.org/

Wedding Flowers by Annette click here http://www.weddingflowersbyannette.com/

Amore Photography click here  http://www.amorephotography.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cityscapes Sponsers BOMA’s Monte Carlo Casino Night!!

March 5th, 2011 BOMA Boston hosted it’s 22nd Annual Casino Night Benefit at the Seaport Hotel.  The $90,000 that was raised at the benefit went to the following charities and organizations: City Year Boston, My Brother’s Keeper, South Shore Habitat for Humanity, Heading Home, Massachusetts Hospital School Foundation, and the BOMA Boston Education Scholarship.

Cityscapes was a High Roller Sponser for the event.  We provided beautiful Monte Carlo themed table arrangements made up of white tulips, white calla lilies, and white roses.  Unique accents such as black peacock feathers, gold beads, over-sized playing cards, gold silk table overlays, hat and dollar shaped confetti, and a custom living wall were also incorporated into the design.  Please enjoy the following images from the event.

Beautiful Tulip Arrangements

Second to the Right: Janice Goodman (owner of Cityscapes) with the BOMA Committee

Custom “Monte Carlo” Living Wall

Back Right: John Higgins and Amy Walker both Sales Representatives at Cityscapes

Simple and Sophisticated Calla Arrangements

Janice Goodman with Cityscapes client Kelli Ployer (second to right) of CB Richard Ellis

Suzanne Marchand of Cityscapes with Steve Howard


For more images from the event please click here:

https://picasaweb.google.com/GreaterBostonRealEstateBoard/2011BOMABenefitCasinoNightMonteCarlo#

Cityscapes is Spreading St. Patrick’s Day Cheer!

March 17th, 2011 – Cityscapes newest employee Denise McGee spent the day spreading St. Patrick’s Day cheer throughout Boston by dressing head to toe in green gear and passing out green carnations and beads to our clients as she maintained their plants!

Cityscapes Living Walls were Selected as One of Boston’s Most Innovative Products!

 

From November 17th -19th, 2010 Cityscapes Living Walls were on display at the Seaport World Trade Center for Build Boston’s 1st Annual Innovation Pavilion.  Our Living walls were chosen as one of Boston’s most cutting edge innovative building products.  Each of the products that were selected have only been in the market for 3 years or less. Build Boston is the Northeast’s largest regional convention and tradeshow for engineers, architects, contractors, interior designers, and other industry professionals with an annual 15,000 attendees each year. Below are some images of our living walls that were on display at the event.

 

 

For more information about Build Boston: www.buildboston.com

 
 

 

Cityscapes Lends a Hand to Cambridgeport School to Plant an Edible Living Wall!

 

September 28th, 2010 – Janice Goodman helped teach students from Cambridgeport School in Cambridge, MA how to plant a 7 foot Edible Living Wall.  The children used swiss chard, peppers, cabbages and rosemary as their choices for the edible plants for the wall.  Cityscapes loaned the 7 foot frame to the school for a week so they could use it to display at the CitySprouts School Garden Celebration at the Tobin School this past Saturday.  Please read the article from Cambridge Day by Monica Velgos and click on the posted article links below for more information and some images from the event.

More Links:

http://cportgarden.blogspot.com/

http://www.cambridgeportpto.org/

Cityscapes 2010 Living Wall and Holiday Showroom Open House Was A Success!!

On August 19th, 2010 Cityscapes kicked off our annual Holiday Showroom Open House….except this year, we had an additional surprise in store for our clients……a Living Wall Showroom!!

Cityscapes’ Living Wall Showroom displays a variety of Green Walls that are made up of all different shapes, sizes, and foliage to really give our clients a visual of all the options that are available with these stunning interior and exterior accents (below).

As for our Holiday Showroom…Cityscapes presented fresh, new Holiday Themes for 2010 such as: Bedazzled, Holly Berry, Green with Envy, Midnight Sapphire, Winter Sparkle and Eco-Natural (some themes below).

While our guests enjoyed appetizers, drinks, and some good music, they got to spend some time learning about Living Walls from Green Living Technologies CEO George Irwin and discussing what holiday themes they were interested in with our sales representatives! (below are some photos from the event)

In case you missed it, the good news is that Cityscapes will be hosting another Living Wall and Holiday Showroom Open House on September 23rd from 4 PM to 7 PM.  Hope to see you there!

Living Walls Have Arrived in Boston to Celebrate Earth Day!

To celebrate the 40th Birthday of Earth Day, Cityscapes provided Boston Properties with a state of the art, stainless steel, vertical Living Wall.  It was showcased in the Center Court of the Boston Prudential Center from April 12th through April 22nd.

Cityscapes Inc teamed up with EZ Care Technologies of Saugus, MA to create this stunning living wall using EZ Care’s unique labor saving Water Grip Growing Media which increases plant stability and water retention.