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Woolly Pockets

I’m back from San Francisco and inspired after my trip to Flora Grubb Gardens. I’ll share photos of the nursery and more detail in a future post. Today I want to highlight a versatile product they were selling that I am excited to experiment with in the new year.

Image courtesy Flora Grubb Gardens.

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The Latest Update on Vertical Gardening

verticalgarden1-paris-quai-granly-museum-resizedAs discussed in an earlier GGW post on Vertical Gardening, Patrick Blanc is the designer extraordinaire of this art form. An article published in The Guardian and written by Stuart Jeffries, So How Do You Water Them ? The Rise and Rise of Vertical Gardens offers more information on a subject that I can never get enough of. It’s definitely worth a read!

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Vertical Gardening, A Postscript: Plus Bits and Pieces of Industry News

vertical-garden-photo-resizedSince my post on Vertical Gardening a couple of weeks ago, I’ve discovered some sources that might prove helpful for those of you who want to try your hand at it on a small scale. Smith and Hawken  has a few new products: a Vertical Garden Planting Panel, a Large Vertical Garden and a Red Vine Trellis. Gardener’s Supply is now offering Indoor Living Wall Kits.  And Joost Baker, a well known Australian artist, has created his own ‘line’ of vertical gardens.

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Vertical Gardening

I’ve always been a big fan of vertical gardening, especially when it comes to covering fences that add no value to the landscape or when space is cramped. My article that appeared in USA Weekend Magazine months ago discusses this type of gardening in more detail.

I’ve been in Israel for over a week now. And although I’ve walked in this neighborhood several times before, on this visit my daughter showed me a private walkway that buttresses an elementary school and a small zoo. So, imagine my surprise when I heard the noises of children playing out in a courtyard and glanced over to rest my eyes on a vertical wall that was simple, lush, overwhelmingly beautiful and at the same time offered some real benefits! It gave the children privacy from pedestrians but also covered an eyesore, a chain linked fence.

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How Arbors Help To Create A Magnificent Vertical Element

As my garden developed into several  different levels in a variety of garden styles, it became obvious that I needed some vertical elements not only to add height to each of the gardens but also to offer this crazy, intense ‘patch work quilt’ of a garden some cohesiveness.

I began to contemplate the type of design that would work well in the garden. Because the style of my home is vanilla and architecturally cold and flat, I was determined to create a garden that had an ‘aged’ romantic/rustic look (if that’s even possible).  I had recently renovated the inside of my home and used wood beams throughout: it seemed natural to duplicate that element in the garden.

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