Fence Planters, Green Wall, Vertical Gardening
Fence Planters: Vertical Gardening
Gardening is fun but depending on your living arrangements space or lack of it can be an issue. This lens will give you ideas to make best use of the space you do have - vertical space. Imagine building an actual vertical garden in which you can grow plants.
Fence planters of various sources can not only make vertical gardening practical but it can also create an interesting and beautiful outdoor design that is an art form. Just look at the ideas below.
HGTV Atlanta, GA Backyard Make Over
"If I can eat it, I don't want to water it"
Watch this video as Jamie creates an Atlanta-inspired Outdoor Room, "I want it to be like they're walking through their kitchen." Jamie takes inspiration from Atlanta Botanical Gardens Edible Vertical Wall Garden (photo credit)
A family-owned company in Austin, Texas, Exaco prides itself on its relationship with a workshop that provides jobs for people with mental disabilities. With over 17 years experience as a vendor to major home center chains, Exaco specializes in houseware items like these bright, versatile indoor and outdoor planters.
Seeing these delightful fence planters were the inspiration for this blog - especially since it helps a wonderful company like Exaco! Like what you see? Buy one or ten of these to help Exaco as they provide opportunities for people with mental disabilities.
Maximize Your Space
Every square foot of gardening space comes with 6 cubic feet or more of valuable growing space above it.
Indoors or Outdoors
According to Wikipedia "a green wall is a wall, either free-standing or part of a building, that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and, in some cases, soil or an inorganic growing medium. The concept of the green wall dates back to 600 BC with the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. More recently, the larger green walls concept has been utilized with innovative hydroponics technology. The vegetation for a green faÃ§ade is always attached on outside walls; with living walls this is also usually the case, although some living walls can also be green walls for interior use. For living walls there are many methods including attaching to the air return of the building to help with air filtration. They are also referred to as living walls, biowalls, vertical gardens." (graphic credit by Wooly Pocket)
Green walls can be created indoors or outdoors. When creating a green wall outdoors, the fence is a natural structure to plant on. There are various products that can purchased as fence planters to hold the greenery.
Plastic Bottles Garden - Herb Garden Outside Your Backdoor
I love this photo that I saw over at Recyclart.org This was created by Brazilian design studio Rosenbaum and TV show Caldeirao do Huck. In this Brazilian reality TV show, Lar Dolce Lar (Home Sweet Home) the host and designer help poor families to redecorate their homes and improve their surroundings.
It looks like these bottles are hanging by string or twine. I can't tell for sure, but if that's the case I can imagine this vertical garden on a kitchen wall in an apartment where there is no space outside. If the wall gets plenty of sunlight the plants should do fine. One could have fresh herbs growing right on the wall in the kitchen or dining room. I kinda like this idea. What do you think?
As if making the most out of our space and getting good garden fresh produce in the smallest of living spaces isn't enough I want you to consider all of the other wonderful benefits that you might not have thought about. There are those reading this lens who might be oxygen deprived because of lack of plants in their living or work space!
- Aesthetics - Create living works of art!
- Building & Structure Protection - Shield from sun, rain and thermal fluctuations
- Increase your Property Value - Marketable green feature
- Indoor Air Quality - Purify your air
- Energy Savings - Cut electricity Bills up to 20%
- Acoustics - Dampen noise pollution
- Health & Wellness - Reduce stress and increase sense of well being
- Sustainability - Make your world a greener place to live
Green Wall in Every Kitchen - Instead of a Water Fall, How about an Herb Fall?
I'm very captivated by having an herb garden in my kitchen. I like using fresh herbs when I cook. I've been looking for a good design for bringing my herb garden inside. Here's an idea for a framed herb garden. Totally love this idea designed by Irene Turner, Designer.
The Urban Gardener - Vertical Gardening
No Digging, No Bending, No weeding! Clutter free container gardening. No more tripping over pots. So simple...Hang on your fence, patio, balcony or any other vertical structure to create a beautiful living wall.
Eco-friendly fabric made from 100% post consumer recycled plastic bottles. Perfect for herbs, vegetables, strawberrys and flowers.
More Urban Gardener - Fence Planters
Teapot Flowers - "I'm a little teapot, short and stout"
I've been collecting teapots from thrift stores not knowing exactly what I will do with them...Now I know! Saw this photo over at Recyclart.org
Rules to Grow By
Your garden crops really only need 3 things:* Sunlight * Water * Soil. Now just raise your sights and plant on your fence!
Fire Escape Gardening
Fence Planting New York Style
What if you live in NYC or in some other densely populated area in a high rise with now yard, and no fence? Don't worry, good change you have other options - such as a fire escape. Plenty of planting space there if you're creative. Photo credit with lots of good ideas!
Grass is Always Greener
Where it's watered
Keep your fence planters hydrated and moist with self watering containers. It's simple enough to create one or many for your vertical garden. Photo credit and DIY instructions for creating your own self watering container.