August 23, 2012 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
I spotted the the new Living Wall vertical planter from Woolly Pockets unveiled yesterday at The Independent Garden Center show–one the many new vertical systems on exhibit at the show and evidence of the steady increase in popularity of vertical gardens and green walls. Woolly’s new planter will be available for purchase beginning October 1.
Known for its breathable felt-like modular pocket systems made from recycled plastic bottles (PET), this new Woolly Pockets system is different from its original pocket planters–and I believe it’s their best design. It’s made from a rigid 100% BPA-free food grade polypropylene plastic which some people will prefer to the felt planter material. Available in several colors, the dark ones are 100% recycled while the lighter colors are 50% recycled.
Like its felt planter siblings which have a built-in moisture barrier intended to keep walls and floors dry, the Living Wall Planter should be good indoors or out as it’s also purported to keep moisture from its adjacent surfaces.
It’s breathable and doesn’t drainage holes, self-aerating the plants through thin slits in the front of the planter. You can water the plants manually through two holes at the top of the planter, or go pretty maintenance-free by running a drip line to irrigate the planter on its own.
I’ll be posting shortly about the other vertical planter products I saw at the show, so stay tuned!