Vertical gardens, nature in perspective
When space at home is reduced, but creativity is not, solutions are as unique as vertical gardens. In these spaces, plants defy gravity and create very welcoming and functional environments.
Both indoors and outdoors, these gardens, which are developed vertically, are an excellent option to maximize space and make it at the same time more lively and inviting.
There are however some aspects to consider before building a vertical garden:
- Nature of the wall or support where the garden will grow;
- Solar exposition;
- Existence of a watering and drainage point;
- Support resistance to the weight of plants, soil / sand, plus the weight of vegetation growth and irrigation water.
For this type of gardens plants of perennial species and short roots are recommended. However, it all depends on the use you want to give to your vertical garden. You can choose to decorate a garden wall, a porch, build a small garden or, create an indoor herb garden.
Exterior vertical gardens
In outdoor gardens one of the biggest concerns should be exposure to adverse weather and wind conditions. Plants for this type of garden should therefore be more resistant. Jaburan lily, ivy, the string of pearls and ferns are some of the most used plants in these spaces.
Succulents are also a wise choice for an outdoor vertical garden. They require little care and are very resistant. In addition, there is an immensity of varieties that you will enjoy discovering.
You can also choose to have a vertical vegetable garden. In this case it is important to choose an outdoor location that receives at least 6 hours of sunshine a day. Vegetables such as tomatoes, lettuces, arugula, chilli peppers and even pumpkins are just a few suggestions. For fruit, we suggest a strawberry plant.
As far as flowers are concerned, almost all of them can be planted in an exterior vertical garden. We suggest hyacinths, freesia, gerberas, orchids and begonias to color your garden.
Interior vertical gardens
In interior vertical gardens the biggest concern is the sun exposure. Look for a place with good sunshine during the day. In these spaces, you can choose plants that need more moisture, because they are protected from winds. The ideal is to choose hardy perennial plants, like anthuriums, the bridal veil or the lance leaf copper plant, for the sake of convenience.
If you choose to plant herbs, you will have to plant them again every year. Depending on your taste, you can choose herbs such as parsley, thyme, oregano, basil and mint. The natural aroma of the space where you plant them and the access to fresh seasonings for your cooking, whenever you wish, are the great advantages in having a vertical herb.