If you’d like to create a beautiful garden but are limited for space, don’t fret. You can grow your garden upward. The demand for gardens in heavily populated towns has led seed manufactures and garden centers to create kits that allow people to grow their gardens vertically. Vertical gardens add architectural detail to spaces and transform rooms into artistic inspirations.
Here are some vertical garden ideas to help you create the perfect garden.
If you are a newbie, start with small pocket planters. Pockets are made of breathable, recycled material that looks similar to felt. You can start with one and add a few later to create different shapes. The planters come with all the important hardware except for the plants and soil. They can create lovely mini-farms or hanging tropical gardens. Most of them can accommodate annuals, small perennials, and edibles.
Trays look like nursery flats. They are divided into planting cells slanted at 30-degree angles. They have holes at the bottom which promote aeration and drainage. The planters come with brackets for mounting but you may have to add wood frames to get a ‘wall art’ look. Plants you can grow in trays include succulents with shallow root systems, perennials, annuals, and edibles. When planting small perennials, annuals, and edibles, choose a tray with large cells.
Pot hangers provide an easy way to create vertical gardens. You can buy ready-made ones or make your own. The pots have clamps on their backs which enable them to be fastened to walls. They are designed to endure different weather conditions and can carry as much as 100 pounds. You can grow different plants in pot hangers including kitchen herbs, pansies, and annuals; basically anything you’d grow in traditional pots.
Vertical gardens are a great alternative to traditional gardens. They are fun to create and are perfect for people who don’t have a lot of space or those who want something out of the ordinary. Follow the above vertical garden ideas and you’ll be able to create living walls of annual, perennial, and edible plants that are pleasing to the eye.
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