Thursday, March 17, 2011

VERTICAL GARDEN INSTALLATION

When I met and heard that Rebecca Sweet and Susan Morrison were writing a book about vertical gardening called Garden Up I was excited that finally someone was taking the concept to print. That got me to thinking about what it takes to install such a garden, so I contacted Scott Hutcheon Owner of Seasons Landscaping and asked if I could video tape one of his vertical garden installs. Thankfully he said yes and now I have the pleasure of sharing that video with you. Vertical gardens are great for those of you that don't have a lot of land to garden in or for those that want to dress up an otherwise bland wall.

Bare in mind that not all plants will work in vertical gardening as the amount of room that some plants need is more than what is available in this vertical system. But for the most part you may be able to use any low growing shrub or succulent and you could even get creative with texture and color.



As you can see in the video the blank white wall has been transformed into something pretty that anyone can appreciate looking at. I personally have a blank boring wall in my front porch and I plan to turn into something similar (stay tuned).

3 comments:

Rebecca Sweet said...

Wow - what a helpful video! For anyone who asks how these living walls are created, this is definitely where I'll send them so they can see for themselves! Thanks for sharing!

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Thanks Rebecca

Diana said...

That's so cool! I wonder if I could put those mounting plates on a block wall...hhmmm Thanks Rama!