Create a Vertical Garden – The New Dimension in Gardening
Create a vertical garden in your home. Often space is restricted, especially in an urban environment surrounded by concrete and brick. The temptation is to fall back on hanging baskets, windowboxes and ground level containers. The real challenge in garden design is to make the most of a new dimension – the vertical space – to create something simple but stunning.
You may have a flight of stairs where you could grow climbers around vertical support railings and place a planted pot on each step. Clematis looks great weaving and turning from the bottom to the top of the stairs.
On side walls trellis fixed using spacers will allow you to add a Spanish feel in your Mediterranean patio garden design. Shade loving plants in brightly painted pots will create a real point of interest.
A key feature in patio garden design is to reflect the passing year in your choice of plants. Ferns and evergreens in shaded areas protected from winter winds will be constant companions for all seasons.
Spring and summer bedding inject vibrant but short lived visitors bringing fire-red geraniums and perpetual colour of petunias in all the colours of the rainbow along with the begonias.
The picture shows a patio garden in Cordoba decorated with Long Tom pots. They are used for tomatoes and provide a very deep root base for plants. It means you can put a large pot inside a 6″ or 7″ wall ring. The pot will simply sit higher or lower in the Ring depending of the v-shape flair of the pot.. You can see what a beautiful picutre you could create too. Remember to leave space at the top of the pot for watering – not too much compost, allow water to penetrate to the roots.