24th February 2014
Office Landscapes were contacted to improve the look of a restaurant for this year's Chinese New Year celebrations on the 31st January. In Chinese culture certain colours are considered to be lucky, with this in mind Red plant containers were chosen. You will see Red everywhere during Chinese New Year as it symbolizes good fortune and joy. Plant displays are a popular choice for Restaurant owners as they improve the look and ambience of the restaurant and make the business more noticeable to passers by.
Chinese culture also considers plants to be an important part of any office or business premises as they allow the vibrant chi, or energy to flow into your business space. In general all kinds of plants emit a positive energy and because they cleanse air, they contribute to the positive flow of chi throughout a building. Encouraging the flow of Chi in interior spaces is considered very important as Chi is the central life force, an essential part of life. The plants were supplied on rental with full ongoing maintenance, which includes regular maintenance visits by us, with any unhealthy plants replaced free of charge. The ongoing maintenance is important as the plants must be kept healthy and in good condition to maintain good chi.
Outside the CafÃ© we used artificial triple Buxus ball topiary displays planted into tall Cubico planters. Anchor points were drilled into the wall so the plants can be padlocked to the wall during the daytime and unlocked and brought inside when the Restaurant is closed. Inside we used Kentia Plams and Dracaena Gold Coast plants either side of the door. The Dracaena plant variety we used looks similar to the Chinese lucky bamboo plants.