Vertical Gardens Are Here!

You heard it here first when we called this trend coming to the States! A Cup of Jo spotted San Francisco florist Flora Grubb’s vertical DIY panels.
Here’s what they say:
You can buy 20″x20″ trays that contains 45 slanted planting cells to support plants and soil once mounted on the wall. The system is modular so you can build a vertical garden in any design based on 20″x20″ square panels.
The set-up requires free drainage and can be irrigated using a garden hose – applying water to the plants manually – or the system is designed to accommodate a built-in irrigation line for automatic watering.

The succulent walls were installed using panels planted with small 2″ succulent plants. These panels were grown flat for a few months to allow the roots to develop and grow in to the cells.
Make sure you understand the conditions needed to support your plant selections – especially in terms of light and temperature.
Typically they finish the installation with a simple wooden frame to create a ‘picture on the wall’ look. The panels can be attached directly to the wall or to a wooden backing.
So fabulous! What do you think about vertical gardens? Maybe I can hang one outside my apartment window…
Photo: Flora Grubb

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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