Vertical gardening – the sky is the limit (Google Alert / Bugdugle)

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Vertical gardening – the sky is the limit

2007-Jul-26 .. Posted in Other Gardening Topics


Ever seen a really nice fence? Me neither. So why not put up a ‘vertical garden’? Sounds weird huh? I know, but it can be done.

Vertical gardens are great for people who have ugly fences or limited space. Vertical gardens consist of hanging planters whether on porches, fence posts, or hanging from balconies. Wherever you live you can have vertical gardens. You can use a trellis, string, fishing line or a mesh fabric. The trellis can be wood or iron. The theory behind the vertical gardens is, if you provide a way for the vines to attach themselves to, you will have a wall of beauty.

Climbing roses are a favorite for these kinds of gardens, as is the Clematis. Other plants people love to see climb are morning glories, honeysuckle, ivy and in some areas grape vines. When you think about the different colors and varieties of these plant versions, you could add so much color to your outside area that will look elegant with color.

You can also add hanging basket plants such as carnations, petunias, dailies and geraniums to name a few. Making a hanging basket is easy and it gives you the opportunity to have a beautiful array of color anywhere.

Another type of vertical garden is the stacked box vertical gardens. These gardens are square boxes stacked on top up each other in a vertical direction. You then plant your plants inside with the flowers pointing out. This makes a box garden that can be use indoors or outdoors. Follow the link if you wanne know more about vertical gardening

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.

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