Concrete Block Succulent Garden

April 28, 2012 by Rickb

 

 

Steps to build your own

 

More fun things to do with your collection of Succulents.


Classic Living Walls ®

September 11, 2011 by Rickb

Many Florida Home Depot Garden Centers will be carrying these Vertical Gardening planters.

Classic Living Walls c Riverview Flower Farm

At $14.98 you will find these are a value that will get you hooked on adding green to your outdoor gallery. Beautiful and versatile Succulents are the perfect low water use, easy care plants to make this investment a success.

Classic Living Walls 1 c Riverview Flower Farm

Each tray has 2 built in legs with holes for hanging the Classic Living Walls ®

Classic Living Walls 2 c Riverview Flower Farm

3.5 inch deck screws give you more than enough length for easy hanging and rehanging for times you want to take them down to water, fertilize or rearrange.

Classic Living Walls 3 c Riverview Flower Farm

It’s nice to have a drill and the right drive head for the screws you use.

At The Home Depot you will see the Classic Living Walls® displayed in picture frames with simple turn tabs to hold them in place. Check back for a diagram and parts list for making these or something similar for yourself.

Vertical Gardening is touted as the next Mega-trend in gardening by those who tout such things.

Patrick Blanc has led the way with his installations around the world and images and he has inspired lots of folks to Garden Up.

Got some hang-ups? Or do you need some ideas? Check out what Delphine has found to help you get ideas to cover your walls.


Vertical Garden for Home Vegetable and Flowers

July 13, 2011 by Rickb

Really cool and easy way to garden vertically and avoid weeds and soil pests.

If you are a small farmer or a home gardener that wants a proven system to grow crops and flowers you will appreciate this one.

Vertical Vegetable Garden U of F Design

4 tiers of painted cola bottles on a 4 x 4 post.

Vertical Vegetable Garden U of F Design 1

Drip irrigation and a timer make this a real water saving system too. You have to find someone who drinks lots of high fructose corn sugar AND is willing to donate their bottles for recycling.

Vertical Vegetable Garden U of F Design 4

The other components can be purchased at Home Depot and the parts list and instructions are online to print here for this system. Have fun!