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The Best Plants for Vertical Gardens

You can grow many varieties of plants with a vertical garden plan. Flowers, greenery, vegetables and fruit can all do well with vertical gardening techniques – and most of the time, yield more than a traditional, horizontal garden space.

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Growing vegetables is especially easy with a growing-up garden because the veggies are off the ground and away from soil-borne diseases and pests. For those of us who love having a garden but have difficult bending and kneeling, a vertical garden is great for harvesting while standing.

 

Some vegetables that grow especially well in vertical gardens are cucumbers, tomatoes, peas and squash. You’ll need to be sure you’ve chosen the correct structure to support these plants as the weight of some vegetables can topple the vines.

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Weeding your garden is practically non-existent and you’ll need very few supplies to keep your vertical garden green and yielding. You’ll also enjoy the fact that air circulation is better for the plants when growing upright and that watering is required less frequently.

 

If your preference is for cascading greenery or flowers, there are many varieties that do very well growing upright. Lantana, creeping phlox, trailing Impatiens and verbena make beautiful green and flowering walls.

 

You’ll need to consider the type of garden you’re planting (vegetable, flowers or greenery) and how much they’ll be exposed to the elements that exist in your garden. For example, will they be growing in full sun, on a trellis, arbor or shaded wall or fence?

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If you’re growing plants against a brick wall, take into consideration the amount of heat that will be generated and what impact that will have on your chosen plants. Also, consider whether your garden will be perennial, evergreen or annual. Annuals such as some flowering vines grow fast, but your garden will be without foliage during certain times of the year.

 

Plants such as clematis, grapes and hedges may need pruning during the year and some trees may require trimming to keep true to the desired shapes. Vines are popular for vertical gardens, but be cautious about the media they’re using to climb. Some can damage paint and wood while others might require twine or wire in order to have something to cling to.

 

Be sure that whatever you choose as a growing structure is secure, especially if you’re growing heavy fruit and vegetables such as squash, pumpkins and melons. There are ways to give the plants more support, such as “slings” or wire cages.

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Besides being able to grow and harvest beautiful flowers, fruit and vegetables, you’ll enjoy the beauty and decorative splash that vertical gardens add to a structure. Blank garage walls can take on a whole new meaning with cascading wisteria and an unattractive brick wall can become elegant with evergreen vines.

 

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Loving the vertical garden

Vertical gardens’ aren’t a new concept, in fact most are aware they have been around for some time now.

Having a vertical garden is great when you have little to no room to work with, if you’re living in an apartment for example or a terraced home that has only a some patio.

The idea of having a vertical garden inside should imply the concept that they can be incorporated into a kitchen for use with herbs for cooking or fresh vegetables for easy access.

We love the combinations that anyone can make with a vertical garden.

You really make the room come alive with a vertical garden, it doubles as a piece of active art. Great for ‘country’ feel kitchens’ and decor ideas that are hoping to bring the ‘outside in’.

The benefits are vast for having an inside vertical garden, there’s really no point in listing them all, as this concept online has been exhausted.

We will say however, that the vertical garden may have downsides too, not replenishing the herbs and fresh vegetables could leave your vertical garden looking bare and neglected.

Perhaps you could create your own vertical garden for a decorative piece for your front door? Like this wreath here:

Like this living vertical garden that thrives with little care at all and will suprise and delight you in every season.

Or if you want to simply have a bunch of little pockets decorating the hallways or the entry ways, you could opt to use these awesome airy mesh pouches in your home. You can again transform the area using a succulent, which isn’t hard to maintain and will only really require a couple of light sprays of water every week or two.

These features will transform the space, and definitely give your interior a more ‘country’ feel.

Even if you had these pouches hanging in the bathroom area, you wouldn’t have to worry about the watering of them, as the steam from the hot shower would sustain them and keep the succulents happy, all year around.

There’s truly nothing more inviting, then a vertical garden in your home.

You are going to love the talking piece they create with your guests, and love the convenience of having your favorite herbs and spices fresh from your own kitchen daily. No mess, no fuss. Once they are created, grown and in place, you will never have a regrets about your vertical garden space.

Because we love succulents a lot here at Come See My Garden, we’ve outsourced a rather unique couple of interior garden ideas. The one below is coupled with driftwood, that just naturally survived all the weather conditions. A rustic piece, but rather effective in a space that was otherwise, bare and boring, don’t you think?
Coupled with this wall hanging piece is the other driftwood pieces that we found, that could be placed on the bathroom vanity perhaps? Where you can enjoy the array of colors and rustic nature of the indoor garden every day.
We like to decorate our interior spaces with such items, as they give us an appreciation of the outdoors inside.

Don’t you agree that the use of garden inside transforms that space and gives it more depth, and more character?
We truly believe this to be true.
Tending to stay right away from the ‘artificial’ gardens that many homeowners prefer.
We actually think that not having a ‘live’ garden inside and using ‘artificial’ gardens is simply a course for more housework. Why? Due to the very nature of these artificial pieces.

What do they do exactly other then, ‘gather dust’.
How often is it that you need to dust, and clean and artificial garden? Is it likely the same as spraying a real or live interior garden every couple of weeks? Think about it…
Enjoy our page? Why not click on some of our vertical garden links and create that space for yourselves?