In Full Bloom: Growing a Vertical Garden

Watering garden flowers

There’s a reason vertical gardens are popular these days. Whether it’s inside or outside your home, it instantly makes the space a feast for the eyes, not to mention, its eco-friendliness.

In states like Utah, where carbon dioxide pollution level is high, vertical gardens, which filter pollutants and improve air quality, are a welcome solution.

If you’re thinking about adding vertical gardens to your home, consider these tips to get you started:

Choose Your Spot(s)

Before you go drilling into walls or fences, it’s important to pick the area wisely, where you’ll station plants. See if the corner you’re eyeing has direct, indirect, or harsh sunlight so you can determine which plants are suited for each area.

For example, in corners that have little daylight, it’s better to have non-flowering plants. But for high-climbing vines, such as wisteria, make sure it gets a lot of sunlight. It will likely grow in partial shade, but it won’t flower.

Wisteria looks very lovely when they’re hanging from pergolas you can have built by Layton design experts can help you choose which pergola styles match your vertical garden.

Think outside the Box

The wonderful thing about vertical gardens is you’re not boxed in traditional plant boxes. You can up-cycle used materials in your home. For example, bottles of soft drinks or mineral water can be plant containers. Hang them in your pergolas, and instantly, you have many greeneries in your space.

Another idea is to recycle old shoe organizers (whether it be the cabinet type or just the one you hang), ladders, and old dressers. These can also be holders.

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Make the Wall Alive

You may also grow edibles and flowers in wooden wall planters that have panels. But you may also choose to have chains dangling down the walls and hang the pots from there. Flowers would make your walls visually appealing as it brings out pops of color into the space.

If you plant edibles, the wall can serve as a food source, too.

Vertical gardening is a good addition to your outdoor space. Try it and see the difference it would make.