Tips To Add Drama To Your Walls
Too small a yard? Not enough space to grow lots of plants? Tired of looking at a dull wall? Vertical gardening might be the right solution for you. Here are a few examples. Learn from designers and follow our design tips!
★ Transform a boring wall into a sunny, colorful attraction
★ Design a striking living wall with succulents or perennials such as hostas, phlox, iberis, ferns, weigela. Easy to realize, you will need a living wall planter, which consists of a polymer unit lined with a moisture mat, and all your imagination. Simply populate the planting cells within each unit with your favorite plants and hang it! Watering, which will occur through the top watering chamber and spread evenly across the moisture mat, can be either manual or through a built-in drip line system.
★ Hide a wall or create "rooms" within your small yard with an eclectic mix of plants
★ Add a combination of harmonious wall ornaments as if they were picture frames on your living wall. They will draw the viewer's attention and add a third dimension to your landscape. The Terra-cotta potteries used here give a Mediterranean look to this wall.
★ Elegantly dress your walls with trellises. These decorative trellises add instant architecture to your exterior space and there is no need to wait for years for growth to occur. They exist in a variety of wood materials (cedar, iroko, meranti, oak….) or metals (iron or aluminum). Accents of France offers a rich collection to choose from.
★ Break the monotony of a dull wall with alternating of panels and vertical growing trees. Here, Old Hamii Bamboo and Liquid Iron & Instant Rust panels have been selected to create this stunning modern look.
★ Adding an informal window overlooking your garden with a built-in fountain is an amazing idea, adding depth to the landscape as well as beautiful, soothing sounds of flowing water.
★ Isn't this garden stone wall fascinating with its windows and colorful shutters? An amazing backdrop for this garden.
When you think about, it is truly amazing what you can do with a wall and a bit of imagination!
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.