Ever since we moved we've been dying to plant a vertical garden on our bathroom wall. It's large, needs some pattern (or something) and gets bathed in light every afternoon for hours. Now that spring is in full effect we're ready to move forward and just need to choose between a couple of techniques.
1. Flora Grubb announced on her blog today that vertical gardening panels are available for order through their website. The system is modular so you can make it as large or small as you'd like and then you can frame it out to hide the black sides. This is easy because you just need to pick your plants and fill it up, the watering and irrigation paths are built in so you just need to assemble correctly, plant and enjoy. And for more info on planting a vertical garden check out Michelle Kaufman's Tutorial on using panels.
2. If you want to go a more dramatic route, you can look into Woolly Pockets which have larger pockets for planting bigger plants like ferns and begonias (Image #3). They're made of fabric that breathes so you won't get mold or mildew building up in the pockets or on your walls. PLus you can hang them as a partition in a large space like a loft!
3. The DIY route via Sunset Magazine's vertical succulent garden seems easy enough if you have the time to put into it. Plus you can decide exactly how big or small you want to go from the start.
4. If you're looking for something really large scale, check out Sunset's post on outdoor vertical gardens.
It's important to remember if you're planting a garden indoors to match the plants you're using to the light where you're putting them. Don't plant a vertical succulent garden and put it in the darkest corner of the house! Here are 9 inspiring Vertical Gardens.
Has anyone built an indoor Vertical Garden? Share pics and links in the comments!
Images: 1-3 Flora Grubb, 4 Thomas J Story for Sunset Magazine)