Vertical gardens

Vertical Gardens

Zinc wall planter (left) – Oak wall garden (right)

Vertical gardens have become very trendy, but I think they’re more than just a passing fad!

For people with small spaces, tiny balconies etc., a wall garden is a terrific way to garden within under-utilized spaces! As long as you have a bare wall or fence that needs beautifying, you can grow edibles, annuals, and even perennials vertically.

Felt wall pocket garden

I think the best reason to have a vertical garden is because they just look so darned pretty!

My taste leans toward indoor, mossy, tropical, and succulent wall gardens, though I do grow herbs in them, too.

I’m lucky to have enough room on our property to grow food, perennials and such.

As it’s such a long winter here in Ontario, like many people I am prone to (SAD).   The benefits of having plants growing alongside me all year long are immense.

Studies have shown that having plants around is good for your health. Offices and businesses can benefit too. Employees are more productive in a green environment, than not.

If you haven’t heard the word ‘Biophilia‘  before, it’s all about connecting with nature to improve our health and well-being. In a nutshell, nature makes us happier, healthier and more creative!

In light of this, I can’t think of a better reason to buy plants and have them growing on the walls. 🙂