MAKING A VERTICAL GARDEN
you don’t need a huge patch of land to cultivate a couple of plants. like the levins, you can make the most of any empty vertical space at home. Vertical gardening is ideal for condo dwellers as it allows them to spruce up an empty wall while enjoying the benefits of a mini-garden. here are a few tips.
choose plants that are suitable for growing vertically. if you want to cover up a wall, try placing peace lilies or wedding vines to add privacy. for easy-growing vines, use devil’s Vine (also called bell-Johns), or creeping fig. you may also work with succulents! plant them in small groups in a shallow wooden box and carefully hang them on the wall.
whether you’re planning to use wire or wood for your vertical garden, you need to be sure that your frame can support the plants and withstand heat and rain. plastic can become brittle over time and may also damage your garden. for an instant frame, you can buy the metal tool hanger frames from hardware stores and attach pots to them.
pick a space where your plants can enjoy an adequate amount of sunlight. if you have plants that need shade, place them inside the house and then air them out once every few weeks. don’t stuff plants into cramped spaces—let the plants breathe; and make sure to group your plants with similar species that would thrive well together.