Vertical Gardening: How to Wall-Mount Plants and Make Every Room Better!

Vertical garden
Photo: Rachel Jacks

What do you do when you run out of horizontal space for houseplants? Go up! A vertical garden made of wall-mounted plants is easier to put together than you might think, and we have a step-by-step tutorial to show you how to make your own.                     
 

It seems like every other week a new study comes out showing ways that plants are good for human health. But if your plants are a danger to the health of your furry friends, another advantage to a vertical garden is that it can keep plants safely away from cats or dogs who fancy a nibble. Continue Reading

How To: Make a Vertical Garden from Reclaimed Wood

created at: 07/18/2012
This project combines the idea behind paint can planters and garden walls pretty perfectly, don’t you think?    
While Rachel from Smile and Wave used pallets as the support for her vertical garden, you could easily use scrap wood from other sources if you’re concerned about the safety of pallets. One element I really love is the colorful patches of weathered paint throughout! Check out how to build one of these vertical garden walls over on A Beautiful Mess.

Make It: DIY Hanging Planter Garden

created at: 07/04/2012

Make use of all that vertical space on your porch, deck, or balcony with an easy, make-it-in-a-single-afternoon DIY hanging planter garden!    

This idea is great for homes where outdoor space is at a premium (or even where it isn’t!). Grab a few rectangular baskets, available just about anywhere — try thrift stores, garage sales, and the like to get them for super cheap, then head over to A Beautiful Mess to see what other materials you’ll need. Continue Reading

DIY Terrarium Magnets: Make Your Own Tiny Vertical Garden!

created at: 05/02/2011

Oh my goodness.  This may be one of the coolest DIY terrarium / vertical garden / house plant projects I’ve ever seen.  I don’t know about you, but the thought of making my own tiny magnetic vertical garden is enough to make me want to cover every surface in my house in a magnetic material (or, at the very least, have one giant magnetic wall)!    

These mini garden tins were created by the clever folks at Ruffled for use as wedding favors.   Continue Reading