There's a saying in the construction biz. It goes something like this: If you can't build out, build up. It's also the fuel that started the vertical gardening craze. But for those of us with the space to put in horizontal gardens, the vertical still beacon. Why? Ease of care, charm, esthetics? Probably all of that and more.
When we think of vertical gardens, we might first picture the work of Patrick Blanc. His installations are gorgeous, to be sure, but they aren't practical for the average DIYer. Luckily there are fans of the upright garden that have found ways to channel their inner Patrick Blanc's and have shared their tutorials so we may do the same.
Everyone has room for these DIY Terrarium Magnets. They might be small, but they're most certainly vertical!
Vertical doesn't necessarily mean 'up against the wall'. This tiered planter was created with three bowls found at the Dollar Store.
The next two use the same technique for construction, but have different looks and added functions. First is the natural Tipsy Tower planter.
And here's a colorful version that has an added bird bath.
Here's a tiered offering that also functions as a house number sign.
Mike at Shelterness shows us how to turn a wooden fence into a quick hanging garden using flower pot hangers.
Here's an even easier idea using a pocket shoe organizer.
The pallet-as-vertical-garden certainly deserves a spot on our round up.
Usually, you don't want vegetation growing in your gutters. In the case of this rain gutter vertical garden, you do!
Whether you have a large wall to plant or a small one, this recycled PET vertical garden will do the trick.
For our finale we have a back-breaker. Built of 12" cinderblocks and liquid nails, this vertical wall isn't going anywhere anytime soon.