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Gardening: Get out of your horizontal trench, plant a vertical garden
By LYNN JACKSON KIRK
Plant walls, 3-D gardens, micro gardens. Whatever you call them, vertical gardens are all these and more. Unlike traditional in-ground garden beds that typically follow horizontal planes, vertical gardens grow to new heights — and new lows — by reaching up, cascading down or layering plants.
Scotty Guinn Dilworth, a Richmond horticulturist and owner of SG Designs, became intrigued with vertical gardens 12 years ago while living in California. Now, Dilworth considers this art form her niche for making an impact in central Virginia gardens.
“A vertical garden is living art that enhances small spaces,” making them ideal for intimate and enclosed areas, Dilworth said. “Richmond has a lot of interesting neighborhoods like the Fan and Carytown that don’t have a lot of green space, so vertical gardening is one way to have plants without multiple containers that take up a footprint.”
Read the full article: Richmond Times-Dispatch