In looking through some very old photos we had of when the company was just starting out, I came across this picture from 2002.
It’s of the very first planter installation we ever did–meaning a built in planter in an office building in Burlington, MA. I guess I feel kind of nostalgic when I look at this photo; it wasn’t a big job at all, but it felt like it at the time!
It was the same feeling you get anytime you’re doing something for the first time–are all the plants perfectly aligned? Are they seated too tall or too short in the planter? Is the rock groundcover perfectly even–did we use enough? Though I had lots of experience doing interior plants at the now defunct City Gardens in Newton back in the 80s, this was the first major renovation/installation I did on my own
It’s funny too–I keep saying “We”–it was really just me, I was all alone back then–I used to do the installations and then come back the next week to water the plants myself, but you have to start somewhere!