September 28, 2010

Green Your Walls With a Vertical Garden

I love the trend of living walls, which can be used to cover vertical spaces with gorgeous green plants. In addition to their beauty, these gardens can also help filter the air and lower building temperature. Some people even grow edible herbs and vegetables on their walls!

Whether you live in a studio apartment with room for one panel or a large house where you can launch a full-scale project, there are several great solutions available. Many of them are modular so you can configure them according to your particular space.

Pictured at the top of this post is a vertical garden DIY panel from Flora Grubb. Designed to be used outdoors, it has 45 square panels for endless design possibilities.

Wooly Pocket is a modular system that also has moisture barriers so you can use it inside or out and make a garden of any size. Another cool feature is that the planter pockets are made from felt derived from recycled plastic bottles.

Galerie Flowerbox makes a range of modern wall planters that can be hung alone or in groups.

ELT Easy Green also sells vertical wall kits and products.

For a vertical succulent garden, here’s a kit from Succulent Gardens. Or check out Sunset‘s instructions for making your own frame.

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