By Sunshine Menefee
Gardeners will find a spot to grow anything and walls are no exception. Walls and fences are only seen as blank canvases.Vertical gardens are gaining popularity for their ease and ability to fit into tight spaces. Everything from pallets, frames, gutters, and ladders can be turned into growing space for flowers and edibles. Keep reading for some floral inspirations.
Gutters are an inexpensive and easy way to have a vertical garden. They attach quickly to fences or can be stacked and hung from ceilings. Make sure to drill drainage holes. These are mainly for lightweight plantings.
Pouch systems are pre-made bags that you can string together to make as long or as short as you need. They allow for water flow and when filled in, become almost invisible. They can hold a lot of weight but installation is key. Some systems are individual pouches while some are one long continuous pouch.
Terra Cotta planters
Ah. The beautiful terra-cotta. I love the patina old planters get and a grid system creates a show-stopping display.
Use threaded rods and washers to suspend pots from a ceiling.
A DIY pergola wall can add architectural interest to a backyard. Cover it with chicken wire and hang pots for a structured look. This would also make a good privacy fence once the plants filled out.
A pallet can be reused to display flower pots.
Check out this DIY project for a classy way to create an indoor garden.
While cinder blocks aren’t typical garden decor, they make for a graphic modern presentation of a planter wall.
Plain concrete blocks don’t have to be boring. Paint them fun colors to coordinate with your outdoor decor.
Pallet projects are hot right now and making a vertical garden out of one is relatively simple. This is a great way to squeeze in a few veggies or cascading flowers to add life to your patio.
Succulents are easy maintenance plants that require little water, which makes them great plants for a vertical garden. One of the most popular ways to display them is by framing them. They look great in mass plantings because of all the different colors and textures. Framing them brings attention to these little beauties.
A great way to reuse wooden crates is to make a garden. Line them with breathable garden mesh, stack them, and viola. Instant cool garden.
Wine crates come in handy.
Even vintage crates can be used to create a small garden.
This multi-tasking tool just got another job. Plant holder! Old ladders can be repainted and used to display mini gardens of colorful flowers.
Leaving the worn finish makes a weathered garden feature.
Topsy Turvy Planters
These whimsical planters are great for showcasing cascading blooms and fit in the smallest of spaces.
Air plants are easy care. They attach themselves to their surroundings and grow without dirt. With over 650 types, there are plenty of textures and colors to use to make a stunning garden, indoor or out.
Capture the mason jar craze with this unique planter idea. Line them up and grow fresh herbs for your kitchen or add cascading vines.
Reuse tin cans by turning them into planters. The graphic patterns make great displays or paint them to create a unified design.
Now there is no excuse for not having a garden. For more ideas, check out The Self Sufficient Living.com