BEFORE (September 2016):
AFTER (September 2017):
This install included more than 200 linear feet of fence coverage, created in order to block the view of a new house that was being built, and to provide general visual/noise privacy from Villere Street.
We ended up going with one of the workhorses of the clumping bamboo family, Seabreeze bamboo (bambusa malingensis). We have a few in stock as of early October 2017; get in touch to check on availability.
We've gotten into the toy business... kind of.
More precisely, we've gotten into doing more plant sales, and are now offering free toy dinosaurs with purchases totaling $40 or more. What a steal!
We've gotten into the interior landscaping ("interior-scaping?") business.
Maypop is a new-ish New Orleans restaurant in the burgeoning South Market District. Its Southeast Asian-inspired Creole cuisine is a welcome addition to the downtown restaurant scene.
We were hired to install wall-mounted planters and low-maintenance, foliage-centric plants, and to maintain them monthly. We ended up going with a few personal favorites: lemon ball sedum, queen's tears bromeliads (billbergia nutans), and for the men's and women's restrooms, thick-glazed ceramic pots containing zz (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) and aspidistra plants. All hardy, exotic and somewhat tropical, chosen to match the vibe of Maypop.
Interested in getting some interior-scaping done? Get in touch.
Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather, get your hands dirty and make some new friends at the following pop-ups we're doing throughout September:
Saturday, Sept. 16, noon-4pm — Rubber Library and Flower Bodega, 3240 Dauphine St., New Orleans (next door to Satsuma, across the street from Frady's)
Saturday, Sept. 23, 9am-2pm — Solo Espresso, 1301 Poland Ave., New Orleans
Saturday, Sept. 30, noon-4pm — The Music Box Village, 4557 N. Rampart St., New Orleans
Back in February I was contacted by the owners of adjoining Uptown New Orleans restaurants Bourree and Boucherie. They were expanding their dining area into an outdoor patio and wanted privacy screening for guests. Bamboo was a good option.
This install was a little different from others, since the space allotted for bamboos was a 4" wide planter, far more narrow than any I'd worked with. The bamboo we ended up using, however (Bambusa Multiplex, Golden Goddess variety) is one of the most versatile of any clumping bamboos, and it worked beautifully.
Below are before-and-after photos of the project; first ones were taken in March 2017 and the last was taken in August 2017. In just 6 months, this bamboo is approximately 75% mature. By next spring, it will be completely filled in.
After six months:
Now that the nursery is in good shape, we've gotten into the pop-up business. It's become a nice way to meet fellow gardening enthusiasts in the neighborhood and to introduce folks to what we offer at Ninth Ward Nursery. Places that have recently hosted us include Solo Espresso, Pagoda Café and The Rubber Library and Flower Bodega. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook to see where we'll be popping up next.
We're always looking for new opportunities to work with other local businesses, so if you're interested in hosting a Ninth Ward Nursery pop-up, get in touch.
Thanks, and hope to see y'all soon.