Those who are living in a comparatively smaller area or apartments and wish to have a green space in your home, then you are looking in a wrong dimension. Yes, we have one more dimension which can be occupied for the purpose. The concept of vertical gardening is greatly helpful for such plant lovers.
Vertical gardens can also cover an unattractive wall. Vertical gardens also called as green walls. They are not just useful for small spaces but are highly appreciable for beautification of indoors. Having lush green walls with live growing beautiful plants are best home decor.
What are vertical gardens?
Structurally vertical garden is a series of containers arranged vertically to fill a vertical space. If you want to make it a low budget then you can use a variety of materials available easily in our households like, old plastic bottles, canvas shoe organizers, old pallets or clay pots make good containers You can also buy vertical garden kits from the market or improvise with just about anything. Now you need to decide the place vertical garden has to be installed. A strong support system is required to save the vertical garden from falling.
What Can You Grow In A Vertical Garden?
Surprisingly variety of plants can be grown in a vertical garden. The vertical gardening can be done for different kinds of Flowers, vegetables, herbs and ferns. Different variety of plants can be grown to make your vertical garden look more colorful.
Climbers are another good category can be used for vertical gardening or green walls. Climbers can be ideal for spaces where you want to create shade because your support can extent vertically and as a canopy above your head. One of the ways to have your support is buying a garden arch. You can also seek guidance from the nursery or the gardener to have a best type of support system. Some gardens grow best on a trellis whereas other gardens may need mesh, a chicken wire or a “ladder” to climb.
Growing an Indoor Vertical Garden
Before planning an indoor vertical garden your two major concerns are proper sunlight and drainage. Plants can be easily grown in artificial lights but that would need extra care as plants will require light up to 16 hours a day for growing.
A vertical garden should not always be against a wall. There should be a water-catchment area or some other source to have water. There are many ways of having vertical garden. A homeowner can have a garden on a coffee table. One can also apply the idea for having a separate personal area from living area. Vertical garden is a beautiful divider or privacy screen. Hanging terrariums are easily available at Nurseries and garden shops. These can be perfect for small plants. Or you can make or buy colorful macramé hangers for clay pots of various sizes.
A green wall or vertical garden with lush foliage can mesmerize anyone. But for proper growth and installation of such foliage you will have to buy a vertical garden kit especially designed for indoor use. These kits consist of a framework and containers. The kits are available in various sizes and styles you can choose as per your requirements. Homeowners can also create a good wall of plants or can make a vertical garden by building a crate “pyramid.”
Benefits of vertical gardens or green walls
Vertical gardens are just not beneficial but adding to all reimbursement which you get from plants many additional profits or bonus you get from vertical gardens like: firstly it is different from the regular style of growing plants. You are working in a new dimension of the available space.
Secondly ample amount of green area could be developed indoors even at places like apartments and small houses. It will freshen up the air around you and releases fresh air too.
They are the best home decor material; people always love to be surrounded by fresh green plants and colorful flowers. Plants give a fresh feel that to in indoors is an awesome experience for one coming home after a long working day.
Such benefits from vertical gardens are countless, but many other benefits which are unique of this style of gardening should also be noted like green walls are found most often in urban areas they are not just for beauty but logically they are placed there to reduce overall temperatures of the buildings. The plant surfaces however, due to the process of transpiration keep the temperature of the building low.
Living walls are particularly suitable for homes in cities, as they allow good use of available vertical surface areas. They are good in arid areas too, reason is water evaporation is lesser than the horizontal garden.
If you would think about vertical garden then you would realize that you can create your own ways for vertical gardens.