Vertical gardening is very popular. It maximizes the space on an already existing structure. First consider the structure. Is it is sturdy enough to drill into and hang plants? If simple is what you want just plant at the base. Plants that climb will cover the wall adding a counterpoint to the brick and mortar. Consider the climate and maintenance you want to be involved in, getting up on a ladder may not be ideal for you. Hanging plants in baskets and planters attached to the wall also expands your options. Useful plants include Clemantis, Honeysuckle, Wisteria, and many more.
- Vertical gardening has increased in popularity due to a decrease in single family housing and the urge to do something outside of the norm
- Garden walls are excellent in helping to soften the image of barriers such as fences around a property
- There are many combinations of plants that can be used to create a vertical garden that can enhance the beauty of walls and fences
“Planting on walls is also the equivalent of a gardener’s “tag.””