Yo, Nebuchadnezzar dude.
If old King Nabu of Babylon was here today I wonder what he would think of our modern 21st century hanging gardens ? I heard that his garden was one of the 7 wonders of the world back in the day.
It seems that vertical walls of plants are all the current rage.
There's no doubt that they can brighten up a boring wall and add an insulating factor to a building.
While on a recent trip abroad I saw some interesting construction techniques used in the making of vertical gardens, I thought I would share a few with you.
detail shot of the installation method
Inside a massive greenhouse a giant hypertufa wall was made with planting pockets
Large independent standing walls of plants divided a street and the entrance to a botanical garden
a detail shot of the growing / construction method
A simple but creative idea of using bromeliads against an otherwise blahhhh concrete wall
In the Singapore Orchid garden they wrapped large tubes with coconut coir and wired orchids to the armature:
Here they made a series of arches covered with orchids
This house used a hydroponic system - nice pad !
Detail of a similar growing unit used for the house above
I've tinkered with making a few vertical gardens , mostly I use bromeliads, ferns and succulents .
Have you attempted a vertical garden , and if so, what kind of construction method did you use?