Thursday, September 6, 2007

Vertical Gardening


I came upon this interesting solution created for vertical gardening and I myself think it's not a bad one; what do you think!? Of course, it has some disadvantages, but you can't say that it doesn't have some advantages too.


It's for sure a great solution for those indoor gardeners that don't have a lot of space in their apartments and hassle everyday to find some for their
loving plants. On the other hand, I can easily imagine something like that incorporated on my balcony, like a little herb tower garden. I can even imagine it like a solution for greening the city, for example vertical garden fences, bus stations maybe!? Vertical gardens in your apartments, offices, in restaurants...ha, ha, ha!! Why not use them for outdoor gardens!? Maybe I overdid it, but I'll be sure to install something like that in my home garden next year. I'm thinking it would be great on my balcony in the hot days and again a great solution for growing herbs in the kitchen, especially in cold winter days. There are some disadvantages, obviously you need enough light, whether artificial or natural. The size of plants you grow in this kind of vertical garden might be also a problem, as the size of your container may be limited, so choose your plants carefully. And what about air circulation, hmm!?

Well, all in all I think if the right choices(regarding the plants you grow) and conditions are made(regarding sufficient light and air) this could be a great solution for a vertical garden, indoors or outdoors.

9 comments:

funtimehappygardenexplosion said...

if only we all had frank lloyd wright windows with the window shelves! then we would all be happy.

I wonder if you've ever seen those vertical beds with peat moss? I think they use chicken wire or something, but it's amazing. I'll see if I can find some pictures for you. I stumbled across a nice succulent wreath at decanso gardens in pasedena,CA. I wonder what you could do with a vertical kitchen garden?

Italman said...

Hey,
thanks for stopping by and I'd appreciate a photo or two of these vertical beds you're talking about. And regarding the idea of a vertical kitchen garden, I see it as a herb garden packed with herbs I usually use in my kitchen.
Cheers

Sell Art said...

Nice vertical gardening.....

Anonymous said...

check out these vertical garden systems made from recycled plastic plus they allow the roots to breath...thereby preventing the plants from becoming root bound.... http://www.gardenbeet.com/vertical-garden.html

for an alternative

eco-friendly wall art said...

I love vertical gardens.. but if you look around, there's a bunch of designs out there that are better than this

Virginia said...

I have some info. about vertical gardening on my website, so I was interested in clicking on your link to see what "this interesting solution" is--but the link wouldn't work for me. :( I like your solution--is this your design? Pretty cool! Found you via Blotanical!

Virginia

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