Guide to Planting a Vertical Garden

 

Take a look around your home or office. Do you see blank walls? Every blank or unappealing vertical surface you see is an opportunity for you to beautify by building a container garden or some other type of vertical garden. Vertical gardens are amazing because they require very little space and they can transform a boring wall into one that is bursting with color.  Below we review the different ways to plant your vertical garden.  

 

1.  Container Garden.  How They Work: Container gardens consist of small, rectangular, plastic trays that are divided into planting cells. These cells have holes in the bottom for drainage. You attach the trays to a wall using included brackets.

Ideal For Planting: Succulents are ideal for container gardens. If planting small annuals, perennials or edibles consider a larger cell size.  .

 

2.  Pocket Garden..  How They Work. Pocket gardens consist of  felt panels of pockets that can be hung on the wall. You can put the plants in potting soil in these pockets, or wrap the plants’ roots in felt and feed them with an automatic tube.

Plant Them With: Anything you'd typically put in a pot.

 

 

Wolly Pocket Living Wall Planter

 

Geo Pot Hanging Garden

3.  Garden Pot Hangers. How They Work:: Garden Pot hangers feature a breathable fabric which allows air root pruning, aeration, drainage, and temperature control. Any gardener with pocket garden ideas is thiking from the perspective of a plant because plants love the fact that their roots are not trapped and can breath through the porus pockets. 

Ideal For Planting:   Most annuals, small edibles and perennials. Use 15" x 24" sized pockets.