Added by on 2016-07-30

Vertical gardens are an alternative for gardeners who don’t have a lot of horizontal space, want to cover an unattractive wall, or just want something different. 1 Choose a Wall For vertical garden-building advice, we talked to Philip Yates of the Singer Hill Café in Oregon City, Ore., founder of website The Vertical Garden Institute. Yates says he learned through a lot of trial and error, and also used the book The Vertical Garden by Patrick Blanc, a botanist considered the inventor of vertical gardens, as a guide. Start by choosing a wall. “If you’ve got a wall that’s ugly, that’s the one you’re going to want to do,” Yates says. The good news is that almost any wall will do, and unless you want to build a very large vertical garden or plant trees, you don’t need to worry about weight load. What plants you should choose will depend upon the wall you pick and how much sunlight it receives. However, if you’d like to try particular plants, then choose a wall that will provide the best growing conditions for them. 2 Build a Frame The basic structure of a vertical garden wall is a three-layer sandwich made of frame, plastic sheeting, and fabric. Build the whole setup before hanging it. While you can actually attach it directly to a wall, Yates says, building a frame to hang on the wall means taking it down will be much easier. Yates uses 3/4-inch PVC pipe, elbows, and four-way joints to build a frame. He advises against using metal (because of the additional weight and expense) and wood (it requires pressure-treating to protect against moisture rot—you don’t want water trapped between a wood wall and the frame’s plastic). 3 Attach Plastic Sheeting Attach a sheet of plastic to the frame. The […]

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  • Keli Hornberger 1 year ago

    I bought instructions from woodprix and I builded it very very cheap.

  • Catalin Oancea 1 year ago

    beautiful garden!