Need more room to do all the things you want to outside. But want a flower filled arbor as well. Create your dream and grow up. Vertical gardening has always been used to define boundaries and create a style.
Today such gardening has taken on new dimensions.
Probably in the forefront globally is Singapore. The Singaporeans are very aware of the fact their country is up there in terms of urban density and that there is not much left for the environment. Add to that a real concern about the impact of urban development on global warming. So, there seems to be a three pronged attack on the problem.
The first is very local and is focused on each home. Singaporeans love to have plants in and around their homes, however small. And this was reflected in some of the government initiated displays in the Singaporean Garden Festival held in July this year.
The Exhibition Displays included a balcony section. Tiny spaces filled with tropical plants and oceans of orchids and tropical plants. Delicious morsels.
The key to mist of this planing is that it occurs on the walls or is trained to grow on screens and poles.
This way there is room left for activity in the tiny balcony spaces.
The trick here is to use plants as art. And some of the vertical garden art pieces I’ve seen are stunning.
Some of the best ideas for artwork of this kind comes from the florists displays in the Melbourne International Garden and Flower Show held in March this year. These ideas were put together using cut flowers in the main. However I think they really could be put together using growing plants.
So, whether you decide to go traditional, contemporary or something totally eclectic, make your outdoor spaces bigger by going up. Some of the loveliest from th big floral displays in Singapore.
Darkness in Flames
I can Fly
Fountain of Light