The Upside to Vertical Gardens

With spring nearly here and the generous rainy season we’ve experienced throughout much of California, now is the perfect time to plant a garden. Even if you don’t exactly have a sprawling space in your backyard for growing, don’t worry. All you need to do is simply go vertical.


Vertical gardening allows green-thumbed adventurers to grow up all sorts of fragrant beauty, without requiring a large patch of earth. Clay pots and planters filled with flowering plants and blooms can be strung along patio covers and balconies for a green and breezy look that will liven up any outdoor space.


Have a wall that could use some color? Of course you do. Crafty, vertically hung planters are the perfect way to spruce up a space, especially with perennials or tiny sprigs of herbs and smell-good spices that are easily tended to.

Succulents make a pretty picture in a rectangular plastic tray that can be arranged and then bordered with a wood frame for wall mounting. And don’t forget that trellises that can be strung with beautiful, climbing plants like ivy or bougainvillea for a dramatic look that says sunny California.


Want to grow your garden inside your home? That’s possible with vertical gardening, too! There are plenty of creative wall planters that you can assemble on your own and then fill with your favorite plant variety.


Indoor trellises and hanging terrariums are a fun way to display your hearty plants and don’t be afraid to pull out and freshen up some old household items to help with display. Ladders and old stackable wood crates can serve as beautiful planter options.  Enjoy!

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