Spring Garden Tips
Green Wall - Vertical Wall Gardens

Vertical wall gardens are all the rage. They green up otherwise unplantable spaces and can even help conserve energy.

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vertical wall gardenYou can make your own or buy one of the vertical planting systems now on the market.

Flexible hanging containers like wooly pockets are designed to mount on walls. Some are designed specifically for indoor use and have built in water barriers to prevent damage to furnishings.

Simply fill the bottom of the pocket with a well-drained potting mix. Place transplants inside the planter with roots touching the watering wick. Cover the roots with potting mix and water.

Or create a true green wall with a vertical or wall container. Some like grovert wall planters have a watering mat to insure every section is evenly watered. I like to use a variety of drought tolerant, low growing hens and chicks and other succulents for low maintenance. Plus, the variety of color and textures makes a great display.

A bit more information: You can make your own vertical planter. Use 2 x 4’s for the frame. Back the planting areas with plywood if it will be placed against a wall. Use landscape fabric under lattice or chicken wire to hold soil and plants in place.

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