Vertical gardens, or living walls, are a really cool trend that can be achieved on a small or very large scale. They can be easy to adapt for a focal piece in your yard, or they could cover your whole home.
Woolly Pockets (suitable for inside or outside planting) may be the most well-known brand for small vertical gardening.
image from Sunset
Vertical succulent gardens, contained within a frame, are also really pretty, and the one below is possibly in the perfect location…watering probably won’t even be needed with the humidity from the bath:
image from Flora Grubb
Vertical gardens come big, too, like the one that covers the building below with gorgeous, natural patterns:
image from The Grow Spot
Below is a house covered in rows of channels filled with plants to achieve a sense of privacy:
images from Dornob
The building below has thousands of vases attached to it with the same plants (we call these Mother-in-Law’s Tongues) coming out of each. This makes a really beautiful and dramatic exterior.
image from Studio G
There’s also a lot of talk out there about vertical farming, which is essentially the same concept, but with the idea of providing produce for city centers. Below is Toronto’s proposed Sky Farm:
image from TreeHugger
I’ll probably play with vertical gardening on our fence or the side of the studio. I wonder about the plants getting overly dry while hanging up, but it’s too pretty not to give it a shot.