Vertical Garden, D.I.Y. Panel
Build your own vertical garden! Literally hundreds of people who've seen our vertical gardens (succulent walls) have asked how to get the same purpose-built panels that we use so they can build one for themselves. Well, not wanting to keep a good thing all to ourselves (for too long anyway), here at last is your opportunity to do-it-yourself! The 20″x20″ tray contains 45 slanted planting cells to support plants and soil once mounted on the wall.
The system is modular so you can build a vertical garden in any design based on 20″x20″ square panels. It is a system for planting on a vertical surface that is outdoors (for indoor vertical gardens consider the Pocket Garden [link to wally one detail page] system). The set-up requires free drainage and can be irrigated using a garden hose – applying water to the plants manually (as we do it here in the Flora Grubb garden) – or the system is designed to accommodate a built-in irrigation line for automatic watering.
Our succulent walls were installed using panels planted with small 2″ succulent plants. These panels were grown flat for a few months to allow the roots to develop and grow in to the cells. Make sure you understand the conditions needed to support your plant selections – especially in terms of light and temperature. Typically we finish the installation with a simple wooden frame to create a ‘picture on the wall' look. The panels can be attached directly to the wall or to a wooden backing.
We're sure that creative folks will come up with their own plant combinations, designs, and framing. Perhaps a vertical meadow?