Jen Wang is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Los Angeles. She is the co-author of the graphic novel IN REAL LIFE with Cory Doctorow and is co-founder of the annual community arts festival Comic Arts Los Angeles.
Vertical gardens are an exciting outdoor project because they show off your flowers and plants beautifully and aren’t difficult or expensive to make. In fact, they can easily be made out of mostly recycled (and recyclable) materials. Vertical gardens are also especially well-suited to small outdoor spaces so no worries if you don’t have a whole yard or deck to work with. Below are the basic instructions for how to make a vertical garden planter using scrap wood and a pallet.