In Grow a Living Wall, you'll find clear, step-by-step information that explains everything you need to know to create your own vertical gardens. Choosing equipment and plants, making growing medium, planting and watering, and even hanging your creation are covered in full detail. Each featured garden has its own chapter filled with useful tips, stunning photography, and fascinating background stories that point out how much difference a small garden can make. Like Shawna herself, the gardens you'll find in Grow a Living Wall are positive, life-affirming, and sure to produce a smile or two.--COVER.
The biggest mistake gardeners make each season is starting out too big and then quickly realizing their large plot requires too much weeding, watering, and backbreaking labor. Vertical gardening guarantees a better outcome from the day the trowel hits the soil—by shrinking the amount of "floor" space needed and focusing on climbing plants that are less prone to insects, diseases, and animal pests. Notable author and gardener Derek Fell has tried and tested thousands of varieties of vegetables, flowers, and fruits and recommends the best plants for space-saving vertical gardening. His grow-up, grow-down system also shows which ground-level plants make good companions underneath and alongside climbing plants. Best of all, many of Fell's greatest climbers and mutually beneficial plants are available in seed packets in every local garden center. With a mix of DIY and commercially available string supports, trellises, pergolas, raised beds, skyscraper gardens, and topsy-turvy planters, the vertical garden system reduces work, increases yields, makes harvesting easier, and can be practiced in spaces as small as a container or a one-by-four-foot strip. Vertical Gardening features 100 color photos of the author's own vertical methods and showcases beautiful, troublefree perennials, shrubs, vegetables, annuals, and fruit perfect for this new, rewarding way to garden.
Do you have limited space but love the idea of a lush green garden on your balcony, your rooftop or your courtyard? Vertical Gardens is the ideal low maintenance, space-saving, water-smart solution! Vertical gardening is a fun, creative way to grow plants. All you need is a blank wall, a bare fence or an area that needs a green and flowering element to pretty it up and turn your bare spaces into gorgeous living walls. Follow the step by step instructions on how to create and customise your vertical garden to suit your own personal environment or need. Why not grow fresh herbs, or display annuals, even perennials, within your vertical garden. Vertical gardens are perfect for compact living spaces such as balcony gardens, rooftops, outdoor BBQ or dining areas, and courtyards. They also make great privacy screens in high density living environments, they're low to maintain, with water saving methods, Being practical, the leafy surrounds of the vertical garden can create a cooling and shade-enhancing effect to unsheltered balconies and help reduce heat in summer.
Vertical gardening is a viable gardening alternative for gardeners with small plots of land because plants grown vertically off the ground, thereby conserving space. This well-organized booklet is a mini course; walking readers through the essential elements of vertical gardening so that a novice gardener can quickly get up to speed and tend to his or her vertical garden like a pro. Greene's nine brief chapters are focused and narrow in scope so that a starting point is provided for further investigation. In each of this booklet's chapters, Greene starts off with a general concept and then provides a detailed breakdown of that concept in small snippets so that the material informs without overwhelming. Greene honestly discusses the benefits and limitations of vertical gardens in detail so that curious readers can wisely decide if a vertical garden is a good investment for their gardening space. Greene dispenses creative ways to grow fruits and vegetables in small spaces and elaborates on how to train plants to climb on common structures to maximize gardening space in the smallest lots and gardens. If you have ever been curious about vertical gardening, this is a great guide for nailing the basics of harvesting crops and cultivating natural beauty in small spaces.
A vertical garden can run the gamut from a simple arrangement of flowers in a large container on a deck to an elaborate display of strawberries and geraniums amid climbing peas and vines of small squash growing up a backyard fence. Any upright structure that can support vegetables, fruits, herbs, or flowers, whether these plants are in containers or in the ground, can be used in vertical gardening. Although vertical gardening is of particular interest to apartment dwellers and to city residents with limited yard space, it's also used by suburban and rural gardeners to grow vining plants up supports, so valuable space can be freed up for root crops. Gardening expert Jason Johns offers examples of many types of vertical gardens and gives suggestions for the most appropriate plants to grow vertically. He also gives tips for how to plan a vertical garden to take advantage of sunlight, allow for easy watering and care, and provide protection from wind and insect damage. Included are many photographs illustrating innovative and creative vertical gardening containers and arrangements.
Author: Patrick Blanc
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2008
A botanical tapestry artist for such sites as the Marithé & François Giraud boutique in Manhattan, the Siam Paragon mall in Bangkok, and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan explains how to cultivate more than one thousand plant varieties on vertical surfaces.
Author: Dean Simpson
Publisher: Usama Ahmed
Release Date: 2017-04-02
Learning the art of vertical gardening takes time and this is the ultimate gardening handbook for those wishing to get started. Dean Simpson has crafted a world-class vertical gardening book for you and your needs. Build a beautiful DIY vertical garden and know it is going to look wonderful from all angles. This is the only vertical gardening guide you will ever need!
In a full-color book for the space-limited gardener, or for someone who just wants to be hip to the latest gardening trend, the authors explain how to turn walls, trellises and other vertical elements into beautiful ornamental or edible gardens. Original.
Table of Contents Introduction Benefits of Green Walls Different Paneling Structures Loose Medium Coir Mat/Felt Mat Medium Polyurethane Sheet Medium Structural Mediums Hanging Containers Shoe Holder Racks How to Make a Trellis Using Moss and Coco fiber Best Plant Choices Self Watering Planters How to Make a Self Watering Planter – Subirrigation Planter Water Circulation in Green Walls Final Tips for Green Wall Planting Hydroponics Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction How many times have you gone into a neighbor’s garden and admired one of his walls, completely or even partially covered with lots and lots of greenery? Or you may have gone to a place to see some old buildings and their harsh, bleak and stony exterior may have been softened with lots of ivy. This book is going to tell you all about vertical gardening, where you are going to be using a wall as a support. A green wall is always going to need a way in which you can water the plants so that you have living green walls. These vertical gardens are going to be the focus of everybody’s envy. The next time they come visiting your home, just point them out to that green growth covering the sides of your stone or brick pride and joy. So what is the difference between a green wall and a green façade? A green façade is going to be many plants planted at the base of the wall, and covering the wall up with the help of a trellis or any other sort of support, like ropes. The plants are going to be rooted in this soil, which may be on the ground, or maybe in containers. Metal and wire supports, especially for climbing plants can provide creepers with a firm hold. But a complete green wall is going to have a number of necessary growing mediums like soil, which are placed on the wall’s face. So you can have these containers either hanging at intervals off the green wall, or have your plants growing from niches and cracks in the wall, – this is how plants grow naturally in the wilderness, especially when they are looking for any sort of space from which to grow, especially on stone walls. You can have a green wall inside your house or outside it, depending on the weather. You can either attach it to a solid wall, or you can have it, freestanding all alone on its own. In ancient times, it is said that one of the seven greater ancient wonders of the World, the Hanging Gardens of Nineveh – absolutely not Babylon, such a site never existed at all – were made of a number of plants hanging down walls in different stages on a pyramid like ziggurat structure. As this was totally plain and desert area, one would wonder where the water came from to water all those plants? According to historians, water systems brought water down from the mountains and channels were cut into rows, so the water could go straight into the plant beds. I would not be surprised if a number of these plants were grown in water, as in modern-day hydroponics. Because what goes around comes around, and I am certain that the gardeners would have looked at other mediums in which they could plant plants, apart from soil. We are so used to seeing flowerbeds, spreading all over the land, horizontally, that we have not bothered much about vertical gardening. That is because instinctively our minds are set to just one way of gardening, since childhood. Make a hole in the ground, place the plant in it, stamp the soil down until the plant is firm, moisturize the soil, and then keep caring for your plant until you get an excellent harvest.
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In the first book that combines aquaponic lawns, gardens, and vertical gardens, self-sufficiency expert Caleb Warnock provides everything you need to know to create and sustain your perfect aquaponic system."
A new edition of the classic gardening handbook details a simple yet highly effective gardening system, based on a grid of one-foot by one-foot squares, that produces big yields with less space and with less work than with conventional row gardens. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.
The spread of vertical gardens in recent years is a welcome addition to our visual environment with businesses, homeowners and public institutions alike incorporating green walls into their landscape design strategies. This book presents the ultimate guide for anyone interested in this burgeoning field. Through an in-depth interview with the renowned inventor, Patrick Leblanc, readers gain insight into his research in the field, noteworthy projects and the future of this exciting industry.