Adding Plant on Walls: A Quick Guide
Plant walls have become all the rage. This may be because of a decline of single-family housing, a desire to make something different, or an attempt at whimsy and the unexpected.
What vertical gardening does is maximize space and exploit areas that are not traditional planting spaces, increasing the growing square footage. Planting on walls indoors is only one way to garden upward, but it is a good use of an already prevailing structure, and there are tons of ways to make it pop. We have some great ideas on how to create vertical gardening systems and give the eyes plenty of beautiful dimensions upon which to rest.
Using Walls in the Garden
Vertical gardening systems may be adapted to be more than just a barrier but also to accent the Garden and soften or improve these privacy structures. Vertical garden plants create a conduit between the human-made structure and the Garden that they protect. They may also form a symbiotic relationship with the wall since it supports them and provides them with a foothold. Planting on walls is also the equivalent of a gardener’s “tag.” It gives you a chance to express your uniqueness and the way you view life.
The first thing to consider is the kind of wall or structure you have in the landscape. Is it sturdy? Does it have anything from which to hang plants on walls indoors?
Can you drill into it or attach support supports, containers, hooks, and other items in any other way? You can ignore this if you have temporary or moveable support against the wall. The easiest way to utilize a wall is to plant at its base.
Vertical garden plants that climb can clamber effortlessly over the wall, dazzling the eye and adding a counterpoint to brick and mortar. You may have to use some string or other support at the onset to assist the plant up. While considering plant approaches and effects, your zone, site conditions, and the amount of maintenance you wish to do are all new things to deliberate. Next, decide if you want evergreen or deciduous, climbing or hanging, flowering or foliage and add these options into your theme.
If you choose climbing plants, ensure you have enough height for the maximum size at maturity the plant will become. Besides, if you intend to prune the plant, the wall’s height may be an issue unless you want to get up on a ladder annually. Plants on the wall indoors may be in baskets, planter boxes affixed to the wall, pots tucked into cracks and niches, or artfully and discretely planted on the top of the wall. Hooks that fit over the top of the wall can hold a container camouflaged by the plants, and some moss tucked around them to hide the supports. When growing plants on walls, evade climbing plants that affix themselves to the wall with sticky pads. These scar masonry and can rip up mortar if damaged or if they require to be pulled away.
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