26 Creative Ways to Plant a Vertical Garden

As long as you’ve got a blank wall or a bare fence, you can tend edibles, annuals, even perennials with these vertical gardening ideas.

As long as you've got a blank wall or a bare fence, you can tend edibles, annuals, even perennials with these vertical gardening ideas.

1. Clay Pot Vertical Garden

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If you’ve been looking to spruce up an apartment balcony, this clay pot vertical garden is a great way to add greenery without taking up too much space.

2. Succulent Tray Vertical Garden

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Similar to nursery flats, these rectangular, plastic trays are divided into planting cells, all slanted at a 30-degree angle with bottom holes that promote drainage and aeration. Each tray comes with a bracket for mounting, though you’ll need to add a wood frame to achieve the “wall art” look above. Plant them with succulents which have shallow root systems, are well-suited for trays with 2″ x 2″ cells. Opt for the larger 4″ x 4″ cells when planting small annuals, perennials, and edibles (such as lettuce).

3. Stand-Alone Wall

As long as you've got a blank wall or a bare fence, you can tend edibles, annuals, even perennials with these vertical gardening ideas.

This vertical garden—built by affixing hex wire netting to a cedar frame—can accommodate up to 35 small terra-cotta pots (that’s a lot of growing potential!).

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