Green Wall for Vertical Appeal

Updated: 06/17/2014 4:19 PM
Created: 06/17/2014 4:11 PM

Green walls are all the rage. They green up otherwise unplantable spaces and can even help conserve energy.

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

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

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.

This vertical garden has a watering mat to insure every section is evenly watered. Partially fill each section with a well-drained potting mix and plant. I am using drought tolerant, low growing hens and chicks for low maintenance and a pretty display. Water in the plants and mount your planter on a wall.

A bit more information:

Build your own vertical garden with 1 x 4’s, plywood, hardware cloth or weed barrier, and a well-drained potting mix. Create a frame from the 1 x 4’s and back with plywood. Fill with potting mix and cover with weed barrier, hardware cloth, or lattice to hold the potting mix and plants in place.

Flexible hanging container
Flexible hanging container

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