Vertical gardens are perfect for home and garden areas with limited space. Use a fence, wall, or build your own to create a unique, space saving and attractive visual. Here are a few guidelines and tips that will help ensure successful vertical gardening.
- Vines are an old-fashioned way to vertical garden. When using vines, be sure to place a trellis along your wall or fence for your vine to follow. Use wires and twine to support climbing plants along any wall.
- A unique and clever way to capture the essence of vertical gardening is by planting trailing plants in hanging baskets. This way the plants will fall over the edge and extend outside the container. This not only provides a beautiful and interesting arrangement, but it can also provide shade.
- Vertical Gardening doesn’t have to be just about the plant. Hook flowerpots to a wooden pallet attached to an outside wall. Paint the pallet to add more color. This is a creative way to garden with lots of flowers and little space.
- Another creative approach is growing in vertical boxes. Build a garden box that is freestanding or can hang on a wall. Once plants are in the box, give them a few weeks for the roots to take hold, and then hang.
- It is important to provide plenty of water to vertical gardens. For best results, use a potting soil with moisture crystals. This technology absorbs water, then slowly releases as the plant needs moisture.
- Place your vertical gardens in areas that do not receive sunlight all day long or where the plant tag recommends. This will keep the plants from becoming dry and damaged.
- When choosing plants for your garden, keep growth patterns and sun / water requirements in mind. Also consider heights, colors, textures, and scents when planning the overall look and feel of your beautiful vertical garden.