One of the most exciting new developments in gardening has to be the vertical garden. It allows us to free up floorspace, obstruct views of our man-made environment and create the feeling of being immersed in nature again. It softens the hard edges of our architecture, absorbs noise and filters the air, all whist creating an green oasis within any environment.
Initially I think vertical gardens were a little messy in their design, but as people play around with the concept more we are seeing some beautiful creations coming to life (literally!!) I especially love the idea of shaping your garden into a decorative form either by use of framework, or through application, as with moss graffiti. There is so much potential and so many different avenues that you can explore when creating your very own piece of living art. This really has to be the most inventive way to green your home, wouldn’t you agree?
I have always loved the idea of an edible garden, so this vertical herb garden below is now on my projects list for my home, fingers crossed I can keep it looking as healthy and happy as this one!
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