Visit Expoflora 2019 – Reuse Not To Buy

Visit Expoflora 2019 - Reuse Not To Buy

Our gardening and landscaping publisher, Marcia Nassrallah, was in Expoflora in Holambra, SP. And we have a lot to show!

Environment 1 – Sustainability in practice by Leonardo Celli Coelho and Karina Taccola

A sustainable residence whose garage has a carport (metal structure covered with photovoltaic system) that generates power for the batteries of electric vehicles. This energy also supplies the greenhouse, created by Unicamp students.

In the kitchen, a residential biodigester is fed with leftover food, organic waste and even bathroom sewage and everything turns into methane gas for the stove. It also produces a biofertilizer that is applied to the vegetable garden.

Almost all furniture is made of pallets. Cardboard seats hold up to 100 kg. The tall cushions are made of accordion cardboard.

The tread is made of recycled tire. The landscaping has massive vegetation with low maintenance and perennial plants. White amaryllis, pentas and honeysuckles stand out in the midst of abundant green.

Environment 02 – Biojardim by Rogerio Bernardes, Gustaaf H. M. Winters and Martina T.E. Winters

Highlights include the biopool (natural pool), the Ozone Spa, the ornamental lake and the bioconstruction on the wall. The biopool uses natural filtration systems and the purification is done by a biological filter, filtering, submerged and floating aquatic plants and roots that retain leftover fish food. All of this guarantees the natural life of the pink lambaris. The Spa is suitable for ozone therapy, which treats skin, hair and even some diseases. The pumps and filters are “supplied” with photovoltaic energy.

The bioconstruction wall, from stick to stick, merges with another technique, the “Cordwood”: A wall made of wood logs, recycled glass and iron, linked with the clay. The vertical garden is irrigated and fertilized with “waste” from the biopool and lake filtration. This filtration and irrigation cycle is automated with pre-programmed times. On the walls, geotint was used – made with space earth, water, glue and lime.

Environment 3 – Tropical Backwater by Paula Brito

An easily maintained tropical garden with plants that require little water. The four types of palm trees and different varieties of bromeliads show the possibility of combining them in the same garden. The floor is draining.

The fountain, inspired by European fountains, shows the flexibility of interaction from the tropical garden to other styles. At this junction, the vases in the shape of Italian bowls bear the very Brazilian bromeliads.

The furniture was made with hardware and other materials discarded in junkyards. The benches, the sculptures in the form of panels, the floor fire and the lamps have the signature of the artist Simone de Oliveira, from Minas Gerais.

Environment 4 – Bees Garden by Marcia January

The garden was thought in terms of preserving the environment.The 52 different species of plants are a draw to bees, responsible for pollination – a process necessary for the emergence of new plants and food. We have sunflowers, roses, pentas, geraniums, petunias and others. The houses, called meliponary, are shelter for stingless bees, allowing the production of honey and the reproduction of bees.

One wall has been transformed into a vertical garden with herbs and PANC (unconventional food plants).

Ambiente 5 – Garden Party Roberta Cicivizzo Lazarov and Rose Faria
In the environment, the gastrobar brings the antiquity of the counter demolition wood, the kokedamas – a potless planting technique and much reuse of building materials, decoration objects and ornamentation utilities.
Ambiente 6 – Orchid Garden by Daniela Vieira and José Maria da Silva
Composed basically of recycled wood and tropical plants. The pallets form a winding walkway that leads the visitor into the garden and upwards, with hanging orchid gardens and green walls. Pallets have gained new uses and unexpected shapes in this environment with a creative installation with low investment and zero waste, since the 113 pallets used here will be reused after the Show.
Environment 7 – Gourmet Space – Luciano Marangoni Simões, Lucas de Castro Frigo and Marcos Caberlin
In the room there is a pergola covered with bamboo fillets, table, chairs, cupboard and bistro table in demolition wood and on the dark brown background, drawings of the artist Chris Quaglio that print the wall over the raffia flowerbed. In landscaping, there is the simplicity of the grass with small flower beds of alpine, moray eel, guaimbê, imperial bromeliad and phalaenopsis.
Environment 08 – Peace Square by Luciano Marangoni Simões and Lucas de Castro Frigo

A small square, inspired by the small Portuguese squares, brings the charming aged iron gate supported by brick pillars in sight. The sconces are the sentries. Reused wood benches. The draining floor helps maintain the humidity of the beds, just as the brick fountain and concrete waterfall contribute to maintaining freshness. The square has an olive tree, a cherry tree and an orange tree, besides moray eels, kaizukas, lavender, podocarpos, thumbergias and a lent tree.

Setting 9 – Sunset Garden by Mauro Contesini

Two united canvases form a Greek-inspired image, characterizing the beach environment. They stand out on the “Rio das Ostras” wall that contrasts with the pink flowers, beacons and chairs.

The furniture has aluminum structure. The chairs are made of polyethylene, fibers and synthetic fabrics, with aluminum legs imitating wood. The side tables are concrete, the shelves demolition wood.

Aluminating with LED lamps favors low power consumption and allows for night contemplation. Small plants in polyethylene pots create small islands of vegetation, facilitating care and watering. The floor is draining.

Ambiente 10 – Color and Art by Karina Taccola and Tania Gine

Thought of as an installation, allows the visitor to interact with the environment and leverage ideas to compose a temporary scenario. In the center, a large colored panel of “color rays” draws the visitor to many selfies. Under a panel, massive raffias. On the sides there are zamioculcas and the delicate and resistant angelonias – a novelty that comes to the market this year. On the sides, pergolas with yellow, pink and blue fabric strips provide shade for the sunflowers beds.

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