|If you can’t grow OUT, grow UP|
|You might not think you have room to grow a garden – but a vertical garden can solve that problem.
Oftentimes, even a small area has room to grow UP when we can’t grow OUT. A garden grown on a wall can grow a crop of farm-fresh produce, a bouquet of flowers or a chef’s collection of tasty herbs.
Even on a tiny loft patio with minimal floor space, there’s room to grow a variety of herbs, veggies and flowers because the growing is done up the side of a wall. In small spaces, the garden can become an artful backdrop to the outdoor living area on a patio or balcony. In larger outdoor areas, it can be a more sustainable use of space and focal point.
Vertical gardens can be planted in specially made canvas “pockets” designed to be hung on walls or other containers with mounting hardware. Check with your local garden center for these supplies.
Vertical gardening is similar to any other type of gardening. The plants have to match the exposure, so sun-loving plants need to grow on sun-bathed walls and shade-loving plants need to be on shaded walls.
Here are the basics for vertical gardening:
Great plants for a sunny vertical garden include:
If you have a small outdoor space – or want to make a larger one even more productive – consider growing up as much as out.
If you would like help with your verticle garden, please contact Designscapes Colorado at 303-721-9003 or firstname.lastname@example.org