There are a number of options available for vertical gardens and a range of technology and aesthetic choices as well. The garden might be as small as a simple vertical plant picture, a store front wall or panel, or as large as a multi-story building facade. In all instances plants graciously add texture and color, and the same time they detoxifying the air and restoring our good health with the beauty of green visual stimuli.
Designing a vertical plant picture does take careful consideration. Plants selections include factoring their scale, the rooting needs, how fast and large they will grow, the textures, colors, maintenance and lighting needs. Changing scale and color will add more interest a plant picture. Succulents are often a favored plant material because they grow slowly and require less water.
One of our favorite systems uses specially designed modular interlocking trays with a drip line woven throughout. With this system we can create a design first, on paper or using design software, and reproduce it as a plant picture or a plantscape wall.
In this situation the plants will be started as small seedlings grown on the ground in their modular containers and nurtured to a point where their roots will be strong enough to hold once the picture is raised off its growing ground and given a vertical home. The process takes approximately 4-6 weeks to establish a strong plant design. This approach is particularly appropriate for commercial applications. Take a look below.
Here are some sample pictures of beautiful vertical plantscapes.