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Roundup: 12 Vertical Garden Tutorials

by on Apr 12, 2012

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!

created at: 05/02/2011

Vertical doesn’t necessarily mean ‘up against the wall’. This tiered planter was created with three bowls found at the Dollar Store. 

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The next two use the same technique for construction, but have different looks and added functions. First is the natural Tipsy Tower planter.

A vertical potted plant hanger.

And here’s a colorful version that has an added bird bath.

 created at: 04/03/2012

Here’s a tiered offering that also functions as a house number sign.

Vertical garden idea stickers.

Renee used a wooden soda crate to fashion her succulent vertical garden. 


Mike at Shelterness shows us how to turn a wooden fence into a quick hanging garden using flower pot hangers.

 Garden techniques,  try vertically arranging the planters to give a different dimension.

Here’s an even easier idea using a pocket shoe organizer

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The pallet-as-vertical-garden certainly deserves a spot on our round up. 

created at: 04/18/2011

Usually, you don’t want vegetation growing in your gutters. In the case of this rain gutter vertical garden, you do!

created at: 04/12/2012

Whether you have a large wall to plant or a small one, this recycled PET vertical garden will do the trick. 

A wall covered in plastic bottle planters.

For our finale we have a back-breaker. Built of 12″ cinderblocks and liquid nails, this vertical wall isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

created at: 06/22/2011 







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