Inspiration: Vertical Gardens

Inspired by the tillandsia wall garden at the Bardessono Hotel that we featured recently on Apartment Therapy, we have been trying to figure out how we could do something similar on our balcony. The small square footage sets a limit on how many plants we can have. We tried to grow a few vines but with little success. A vertical garden would be a perfect solution. Flora Grubb Gardens, the San Francisco shop behind the tillandsia wall garden, has created vertical succulent gardens before. The one at their shop (pictured above) is amazing. More photos after the jump...

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The idea behind vertical succulent gardens isn't new. We have posted about a few of them in the past. We love the one featured in Metropolitan Home with a stunning selection of succulents in different colors, shapes, and textures. Vertical gardens by Patrick Blanc are also very inspiring. The composition of the plants in his installation at a Melbourne Central shopping centre is stunning.

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Flora Grubb Gardens
created another vertical garden for an outdoor courtyard adjacent to a small cottage. The beautiful succulent installation is perfectly balanced by Myers asparagus and echeveria directly below. We are also envious of the outside concrete soaking tub from Concreteworks.

If you are interested in creating your own vertical gardens, you can learn about the supplies that you will need here.
Also if you have never been to Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco, you should definitely visit to get inspired.

Photos: Flora Grubb Gardens