Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Vertical Gardens… I’m Obsessed


I have a huge garden at my year round home and of late have become overwhelmed with maintaining the whole space. I have a very small area at my lake home where I can garden so  I am currently fascinated with gardening in small spaces.  It seems you get so much bang for your buck. I am fascinated with the idea of a vertical garden.  Here are some of my favorites

via country living
Love the use of color and texture here…

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…AND HERE…


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Patrick Blanc is the master of creating vertical gardens.  You can find more of his work here http://www.verticalgardenpatrickblanc.com/realisations

Patrick Blanc
I love the interest that the red background creates here

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A Single Species can become a work of art

What do you think?  Look like fun? I am thinking about trying one of these kits from Loews here http://www.outdoorlivingshowroom.com/products/view.aspx?sku=9937501&af=1529&cse=1529&gclid=CPqftJuumLcCFStyQgodWT4ABw
If you would like to construct your own Country Living has some helpful hints and resources here http://www.countryliving.com/outdoor/how-to-plant-a-vertical-garden#slide-1
Sunset has a great article about creating a vertical succulent garden here http://www.sunset.com/garden/backyard-projects/diy-vertical-succulent-garden-project-00400000063442/


12 comments:

  1. I love it too. Can you imagine the time and love going into these pieces? I may be the only person on Earth who would actually attempt one of these at home. A misting I will go....

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    1. I can't wait to see what you come up with Marcia!!

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  2. These are amazing examples. I haven't been so fond of them since I've seen some crude ones on pallets, but these are stellar! I love these,especially the last one. Brilliant!.
    xo Nancy
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    1. They have come a long way haven't they Nancy?!!

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  3. I have never liked vertical gardening before...too rustic for me. I think of bags nailed to a wall and filled with plants. Your examples are in another realm. The first three are my favorites. The first is painterly, the second tropical lush and the third shows how you can use vertical planting in a classical style, my style. Lovely.
    XO, Victoria

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  4. Or tomato bags hanging from the rafters!!!They have evolved I agree!

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  5. Very interesting...I have never noticed vertical gardens...I will now!

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  6. Those are fabulous! Esp the one planted around the litle wall fountain. Beautiful colors.

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  7. These are beautiful samples of vertical gardens. I'm not into them personally but I like how creative people can get.

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  8. Me Too!!! I always love your picks Cindy!
    xx

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  9. I think these are so cool! I can't even keep something alive when it's "horizontal" so I wouldn't dare attempt it, but that makes me admire them even more. :) Gorgeous, unique post!

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  10. Hi Cindy. Vertical gardens are popping up all over the place in London now and I love them. Of all your choices I am drawn to the first with that beautiful aqua and rose colour combination and the oriental inspired piece. Gorgeous!
    Paul

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