Still unpopular to many, vertical gardens started becoming a trend over the last few years. Every month, more and more apartment owners talk to both landscapers and architects about making these gardens a part of their atmosphere and surroundings. Since the trend began in 2013, vertical gardens have become common - both as artwork inside of an apartment or home and as part of the outdoor scenery. Inside, they can replace common houseplants and even regular paintings. They are being used in every room, including bedrooms, kitchens, hallways, and even the bathroom, an area that is normally kept dark.
The majority of requests are for the living room area where somewhat normal plants are kept. These living walls convey a positive mood, especially during the long, cold, and dreary winter months. Vertical gardens can be mounted on several surface types such as metal, concrete, masonry, wood, and even fences or railings. Proving a space for ample growth is the only goal.
This outdoor vertical garden was created out of a stair frame that was no longer being used. This is a great idea for an elevated flower arrangement, capable of holding a variety of plants and flowers.
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This old shutter and glassless window frame were perfect for a rustic look. They can easily be attached to almost any surface. If the rustic look is not what you are aiming for, a simple coat of paint will make this brighten up any atmosphere.
Wood slats provide the perfect background for plants and flowers of every color. With a simple stain, they can match any surroundings either inside or outdoors.
Pottery of all shapes, sizes, and colors are becoming a statement again. What was once used as a boring or plain plant container can now be built into vertical artwork. They work great either mounted to a surface or arranged with a stake.
This vertical garden full of flowers and herbs will tickle both the eyes and nose in any kitchen. This one adds color to a wall that was previously just taking space.
This hanging garden is used to cover up a bland space of wall, created a feeling of depth and adding to the character and identity inside the home.
This poolside vertical garden adds to the feel of paradise. It contains a variety of colors that blend together perfectly.
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The garden pictured here is used to consume space and add color and accent. It generates the feeling that the wall supporting it seems to be longer than it is and establishes depth to its stone surrounding. Indoor lighting adds brightness, creating a perfect picture for the room.
This garden freshens up the storage area and gardening table. It adds color to the surroundings and fragrance to the area, making it a perfect fit.
These old coffee cans make for perfect hanging flowerpots. They hold water and are simple to attach to an otherwise boring section of fence or wall.
If you have limited space, a discarded skip makes for a great flower or plant arrangement. The individual sections make it ideal for using different types and colors of flowers to create your own original flower art.
Although they may require a little more work in order to attach than other projects, glass jars can become unique flowerpots. Either Ball or Mason jars are the ideal size for individual plants.
These upside-down plastic bottles are the perfect size to hold smaller plants. This arrangement also makes watering simple, draining from one bottle down to the next.
Use either a coach coat or hanging fabric shoe rack to add identity, style, and flare to any section of fence or wall. The pockets are a perfect fit for flowers and allow you to arrange a variety of colors to any area.
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Empty pop or water bottles are used again, this time in a hanging arrangement, allowing the garden to climb any wall inside or outside the house. This arrangement is also perfect for creating a vertical garden full of lettuce or a wide assortment of different garden herbs.
Other everyday, ordinary items such as this instrument make an unusual hanging flower pot. You could consider a favorite hobby or activity and employ unused items to add some of your own unique style and personality to your garden art.
Fencing can also create a wall wherever needed. This not only adds color and fragrance to the area, it can create some extra privacy wherever you place it.
This wooden box arrangement has personalized a section of fencing. Make sure to take into consideration whether or not you will need to use treated lumber for a project like the one pictured here.
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