Applying the Biophilia Hypothesis to Your Workplace

The term Biophilia literally translates to “a love of life or living systems.” It’s a term that was popularized by biologist Edward O. Wilson through his 1984 work Biophilia. The basic idea is that human beings are hardwired to be relaxed and invigorated by exposure to our natural environment. This theory accounts for the unique sense of… Read more »

Most Popular Plant for Interior Designers

Once considered a throw back to the Seventies, the Ficus Lyrata aka “Fiddle Leaf Fig” has seen a resurgence in popularity.  I would wager you can find a Lyrata in any current decor magazine, Interior Designer’s Instagram feed or Pinterest page.  They are everywhere!  For commercial use, Ficus Lyrata aren’t quite as popular.  They have… Read more »

Rare and Endangered Plants

Each year new flora and fauna are added to endangered species lists and recently three plants found throughout the United States have made the cut. These plants are the Gladecress, Short’s Bladderpod, and the Whorled Sunflower. Currently these plants can be found in several states including Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama. The US Fish and Wildlife… Read more »

Gene Discovered for 24 Hour Photosynthesis

It was only a matter of time before scientists uncovered and unraveled the genome of a plant. In fact, they had done so to a number of plants recently, and the biggest gene discovery of them all is the one that controls the shutdown of a plant growing when it is not light out. This… Read more »

Creating a Green and Living Space

All over the country, the idea of greener living indoors is taking huge steps forward. Here at Foliage Design Systems North Carolina, we’re always impressed to hear about those who make the effort to make interior landscaping design look easy. We’re especially encouraged to learn about those who try to help others experience the cleaner… Read more »