It’s Friday so I’m Fumbling With Being Green again. My video assistant is at school for lunch today, so there’s no vlog. Just as well, this way I don’t have to worry about changing out of my sweatshirt and yoga pants.
I’ve been festering all week trying to figure out how to build a vertical garden. I think it would just be a fantastic use of space – and I’m all about efficient (except when my procrastination gets in the way – I know, I’m an enigma). Until I started doing a bit of research, I didn’t realize how popular this idea was – especially in the urban farming community. There are hundreds of ideas out there on how to create a vertical garden.
I want a vertical vegetable garden, so I skipped over the living walls and living art posts. They’re alright, but in my house plants belong in a pot. I have 3 kids and 2 dogs – there are safety concerns (I’m concerned about my carpet mostly) I have been drooling over Wooly Pockets and other ‘just assemble’ kits you can buy online, but they’re not my idea of affordable (ie/ mostly free).
A quick twitter chat with fellow blogger Shawna Coronoda at The Casual Gardener opened my eyes. A vertical garden upcycling pallets? How cool is that? Plus, I’m totally envious of her fairy garden – that looks like a lot of fun.
So, I did a bit of digging (pun intended) and this is what I found. Anyone interested in taking up the vertical garden challenge with me? Bonus points if you can include some kind of fairy element to it
Fun ways to upcycle old things for a vertical garden. Really creative stuff here.
How to turn a pallet into a Garden by Life on the Balcony
Here’s HGTV’s version of the danmade vertical garden – Not sold on this design myself.
Here’s Patrick Blanc – lots of inspiration ideas here. The creator of the vertical garden/living wall. This is solidly in the way-too-big-not-for-me category – but the pics are fabulous.
The Garden Girl has a bit of a different take on it. Fun video below. Go big or go home.
Will you be planting a garden this summer? Would you consider vertical gardening?