Marqueyssac Hanging Gardens- Vezac, France by Ryan Alexander

Last fall my girlfriend and her father brought me to a hanging garden in the south of France. At the Chateaux Marqueyssac you can find over 150,000 hand carved boxwoods, peacocks, and a dinosaur skeleton all overlooking the Dordogne river . Originally built for a the “Sun King” Louis XIV in the 17th century, this magnificent garden inspires curiosity and wonder. Being French natives, they both grew up with these types of gardens all around their country.


The garden includes a beautify hike to the summit passing streams of water that lead to water fall, statues of little faces popping out of the ground, and a jungle gym of netting suspended among the trees.

After only a year after coming into ownership, Kleber Rossillon was able to restore this garden to its highest quality, landing it on the list of France’s most remarkable gardens

If you ever find yourself in the south of France go here. You won’t regret it.

False Bottom containers by Ryan Alexander

Sometimes clients need taller boxes to block pedestrian vision for privacy, to block unsightly house components like gas meters, or to block pathways for security. Taller planters means more weight. More weight on a roofdeck, or hanging from a railing can compromise the integrity your home.

To solve the issue of too much weight on your rooftop or deck, we manufacture plant containers with an empty cavity and a false bottom. These containers will give the plants just the right amount of root space, while also reducing the weight of the large container.

With the CNC machine you can quickly create what is called “dado” joinery, allowing you to install ribs vertical ribs that will support the false bottom. This way the false bottom lays flat and level on the ribs, and the weight of the plant material is supported. Installing rib is a practice we use when creating planters of a greater width and height to give the planter greater

Once the plant space of the container is irrigated, the water will drip through the false bottom, into the cavity and out the bottom of the planter.