Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Everything Grows Helping Others

For each new customer at Everything Grows we give back by making a donation and loan to a Kiva entrepreneur.   It is our way of sharing our success and helping someone else succeed as well.  Since 2007, We are celebrating our 286th donation and loan this week. See the people we have helped through Kiva.'s mission is to give all people - even in the most remote areas of the globe - the power to create opportunity for themselves and others. We have found Kiva to be a great way to help support the entrepreneurial spirit throughout the world.  

Growing broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, potatoes, and carrots in Honduras
Growing corn in Kenya

Contact Everything Grows today if you would like to add living plants to your workspace. We service the entire San Francisco Bay Area, with our expertly trained plant care technicians taking Amazing care of the plants in your facility. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Dracaena Cane Plants

We get the best Dracaena Cane plants from our growers in Hawaii for placement in your office or facility.  Below are photos of two varieties that we recently installed:

This Dracaena Warneckii is large and full and gorgeous

This Dracaena Lisa is big and beautiful

Are you considering plants for your office?  How about these Draceanas super full and lush or many other varieties and sizes of indoor plants.  Contact Everything Grows for all of your commercial indoor plant needs.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Living Plant Wall

This large living plant wall in the reception area of this office workspace creates a dramatic focal point for employees and visitors alike.  Designed, installed and maintained by Everything Grows.

Finished live plant wall

Installation underway
Are you interested in a living plant wall at your work space? Contact Everything Grows today to have one of our in-house designers visit for a complimentary consultation and design proposal to help make your office come alive with plants!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Open Office too Open?

Open office floor plans have been the big trend for a number of years now, and some companies are finding that after taking down the walls to foster interaction and collaboration, they have done the job too well.

An article in the Wall Street Journal, "Why You Can’t Concentrate at Work" says that "visual noise" is an unforeseen consequence of today's open-plan work spaces that is distracting workers.

From the article: "Visual noise, the activity or movement around the edges of an employee’s field of vision, can erode concentration and disrupt analytical thinking or creativity, research shows. While employers have long tried to quiet disruptive sounds in open work spaces, some are now combating visual noise too. The answer could be as low-tech as strategically placed plants or more drab wall colors." 

Earth Walls with Sansevieria separating a lounge area from a walkway (above)

The article goes on to discuss a number of solutions to the problem, including placing plants to break up large lines of sight to help shield workers from visual distractions.  The plants have the added benefit of keeping the noise down too.

We have seen this first hand at Everything Grows Interior Landscaping with our Silicon Valley customers and have a wide selection of plants and containers to create beautiful natural visual barriers with the added benefits of noise dampening and fresher air.  

Our most popular solution for open work spaces that are too open is our Earth Wall. They come 3 to 4 feet long and stand 4 to 6 feet high depending on the type of plant selected.  They can be moved around, and we even offer casters for concrete floors that make it even easier to re-position the Earth Walls as the office space grows/changes.

Earth Walls are great for separating meeting areas or walkways from work areas. Here are a few examples below:  

Earth Walls with Sansevieria in the background and Agloanemas in the foreground separating a collaboration area from work areas (above)

This display shows three different types of plants in Earth Walls on casters. From left to right: Sansevieria, Neanthe Bella Palm, Agloanema (above)

This downtown San Francisco office used Earth Walls extensively to help break up an overly open work space. Distractions went down and productively went up. (above)

Do you have an overly collaborative or visually distracting open office that could benefit from Earth Walls to get your employees refocused on the task at hand?   Contact Everything Grows today to have one of our in-house designers visit your office for a complimentary consultation and design proposal. Let us help you get more productive!