How To Plant a Living Wall

Sunset

We always admire living walls and living roofs. They're beautiful, and they're a way to incorporate more green into a small outdoor space. They're even a little trendy. But we've never thought of planting or designing our own living wall ... until we saw this how-to over at Sunset magazine.

We still probably won't plant our own living wall anytime soon (we don't have the skills or the space); however, we're filing this article away for the future.

According to Sunset, you can plant a living wall in 3 steps. Of course, those three steps seem a little complicated to us (we don't really have green thumbs, unfortunately). And the price tag is a steep one. For the materials and the watering system, the wall pictured cost about $4,825 to create.

All in all, the effect is gorgeous. We're imagining the wall recreated on a smaller scale—it seems more doable and affordable that way.

What do you think?

Via: Sunset. Image: Jennifer Cheung

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