Vertical GardensMidcentury Garden, Brisbane
Photo by Vanita Snell
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Challenge 4: Difficult installationSolution: Buy an easy-to-use productThere are a multitude of ways to create a green wall, and some are certainly easier than others. Johanna MacMinn of My Verandah uses a product by Woolly Pocket. “The pockets, made from recycled PET bottles, are really affordable and user friendly,” says MacMinn.
Climb the wallsVertical gardens can be used both inside and out, but work exceptionally well on small balconies where there is often a drab wall begging for a bit of greenery. Space may be tight but easy-to-install vertical gardens like these Woolly Pockets (living wall planters) don’t take up much room and can be planted with almost anything. Succulents are good options for a sunny spot, like the block wall pictured. A stunning result can also be accomplished with the use of a simple climbing plant such as star jasmine (trachelospermum jasminoides), which can be grown in a pot and trained to climb the wall using a support such as wires.TIP: Make sure you install the garden on the wall you see the most from, say, the kitchen or your sofa, so you can enjoy the greenery from multiple angles, inside and out. How to create a vertical garden