Gardening has been a pastime of humanity for many thousands of years, both for necessity and pleasure, and this ancient hobby is no less popular in our modern time. Unfortunately, the rolling fields and endless hills experienced by people in days long past have now been replaced with cramped quarters and limited space in many cases, forcing us to be innovative in our gardening approach, both inside the home and outdoors.
Whether your home sports a huge backyard and you simply want to grow in unique style, or you’re working with limited indoor space that requires you to garden in an upward direction, here are five awesome vertical garden ideas to decorate your home:
1. Recessed Brick Garden
This beautiful garden display would look particularly good along an otherwise bare driveway or even in the outer wall of your house itself, providing a useful and attractive recessed area for greenery within an existing brick wall.
Working with an outdoor brick wall is typically a breeze compared to other hard surfaces, requiring only that you chip away at mortar in order to remove the bricks necessary to fit your display inside. A tough task, but nothing that you can’t get through in an otherwise quiet weekend!
2. The Living Wall
By incorporating plants like colorful mosses and climbing vines, designing and helping in the growth of a so-called “iving wall” is an easy and astounding way to spice up your backyard, whether you have a hot tub to accent or not! The plants that you use will depend on your local climate, so start by looking into appropriate mosses and vines that will thrive in your area, then apply the necessary seeds to the prepared wall.
With just a bit of tending and care for your new plants, you’ll have a great looking new garden area to show off within just a few weeks.
3. Office Wall Garden
Requiring nothing more than an old paper tray or two and some available wall space, this handy wall-mounted potter is a great way to spice up the indoors, especially in an office. This example was installed by vertically attaching two paper trays to the wall, then lining them and filling them with soil before they began playing host to a series of common tropical plants.
4. Recessed Wall Garden
You don’t likely have a pre-made hole in your wall to accommodate it, but the amount of work needed to build a recessed wall garden yourself isn’t as daunting as you may think, especially once you’ve seen the results. This simple yet compelling design will require making a careful hole in your drywall and then a solid platform within it to hold onto a hidden, low-top plant tray. You’ll want to take the time to add any desired effects, such as framing the hole or painting in or around in, then proceed to get things fastened in place.
Once installed, just add soil and then integrate a bushy plant that will “fall” out of the hole and create the desired effect.
5. Indoor Vertically Mounted Garden & Dresser Garden
Care to take the art of vertical gardens indoors with you? This beautiful set-up not only adorns an inside wall, but it incorporates an aquarium in order to provide a very natural area of indoor greenery.
On one side, simple shelving hooks are used here to give climbing plants something to grip and hanging plants something to hang from; no heavy duty damage to your walls is required! On the other, a unused chest of drawers has been dressed up in order to serve as a shelf for the fish tank and a platform for varying types of lush green growth surrounding it.
An excellent use of old household items and an even better use for an otherwise blank and boring wall!