Space can sometimes be extremely limited, especially in urban settings. Those who still want to garden have the option of placing their plants on a wall and using that vertical space to create a living barrier. For your wall plants to thrive, you’ll need to make sure that they’re placed in a location that gets plenty of sunlight.
Some plants on walls are placed in frames. The appearance of the frame itself serves a role for improving the beauty of the area. For example, some frames have decorations or are made out of materials such as marble that are attractive on their own. These frames are usually in the shape of rectangles, though they can be in any shape, according to Plants on Walls. This wall garden must have a location where the water can drain when the plants are watered.
Some wall plants are designed to look like rocks or like the wall that the wall plants are hung on so that the plants look like they are growing out of the wall or out of the rocks. Since space is limited, usually the plants need to be very resistant to dryness, according to Plants on Walls.
Another kind of wall plant is the geometric pocket. This is an pocket that the plants are placed in that has a unique geometric shape, such as a trapezoid, according to Plants on Walls.
Hydroponic wall plant gardens are somewhat like wall fountains. Water trickles down from the top of the wall, hydrating the plants, according to Plants on Walls. The water reaches a basin at the bottom where much of the water is recycled and directed back to the top of the fountain. This garden must be refilled from time to time.
Many wall gardens do not require any special materials other than the plant itself. Many vines and species of moss will grow on a wall, according to Turning Earth. While these plants can give the home a very natural look, they can grow uncontrollably and can reach sizes that are difficult to prune.
The most simplistic option for a wall garden is to buy wooly bags and fill them with potting soil. Then, simply plant seeds in the soil and watch them grow. These bags can be placed anywhere in a home, according to Trend Central. Only a few nails or adhesives are needed to keep the bags hanging. Bags can be chosen that match the décor of the home.