Five Easy Steps for Creating an Indoor/Outdoor Vertical Garden or Green Wall

November 29, 2011 by

You don’t have to be Patrick Blanc to create your own vertical garden. In even the smallest spaces, you can plant up instead of out with modular pocket planters like those from Woolly Pockets. Design your own green living wall virtually anywhere indoors or out–snip herbs right off a hanging herb garden in the kitchen, plant an ornamental wall in the living room, a vertical vegetable garden on your small balcony, patio fence, railing or…use your creativity!

Consider starting with a small pocket planter, like the Wally One, whose breathable soft-sided pockets are made in the good ‘ol USA from 100% recycled plastic water bottles. You can use one alone or add a few to create a variety of shapes to fit your particular space. As easy as hanging a picture, Wally comes with all the necessary hardware–everything you need except the soil and plants. Think mini urban farm or small tropical hanging garden. If you can think it up, your Wally will hang in there for you.

Five Easy Steps
1. Hang your pocket planter in a place that gets the right amount of sunlight for your selected plants.
2. Space the grommets 22” apart by measuring that distance on the wall, then mark where the grommet holes will be placed.
3. Drill the holes.
4. Slide fasteners into the holes.
5. Screw your pocket planter into the fasteners and start planting!

Like Building Blocks
You can creatively configure your vertical garden by hanging multiple Wallys.


Stack some Wally One’s to create a “green door” like the one above.

By horizontally overlapping the pockets’ grommets, spacing them 6.5” apart vertically (from grommet to grommet), you hide the grommets and ensure that the plants have enough space to thrive yet are still dense enough to create a lush living wall.

What Pocket Planters Drink
Planters like the Wally like filtered water best. One cup of water about once a week is usually sufficient for quenching your planter’s thirst. The Woollys have a “tongue”– a felt flap inside the pocket on top of their moisture barrier–that absorbs the water and carries it down to the plant roots. You just water the tongue directly and any excess water accumulates in the reservoir or evaporates through the pocket’s breathable sides, preventing overwatering and conserving water.

Moist Plants, Dry Floors
Don’t worry about your floors and carpets: the military grade built-in moisture barrier creates a reservoir that keeps walls and floors from getting wet.

Ready to go vertical? Buy your favorite Woolly Pocket here and save up to 30% now!

And please send us pictures of your finished walls and we’ll post them! xx

13 Comments »

  1. Jan @TWOwomenANDaHOE said:

    Love these ideas!!

    May all your gardens grow,
    Jan

    — November 29, 2011 @ 18:28

  2. Ray said:

    These would be great….if they actually worked. I work with a number of schools who have ordered wolly pockets only to be really disappointed.

    — November 29, 2011 @ 19:11

  3. Gardenpather said:

    Not sure what caused the failure but my experience with Woolley Pockets has been fantastic. That said, no garden is maintenance free. Sun, water, oxygen, nutrients, micro climate all play a part. For more info on maintaining vertical gardens, check http://verticalgardeningsystems.com

    — November 30, 2011 @ 01:36

  4. gardenglamour said:

    I love this post – Vertical Gardens are so overlooked. Thanks to you – and woolley pockets.

    — November 30, 2011 @ 10:32

  5. delphine said:

    I love it ! I found an another good idea on a french blog. Her wall planter is so cool : http://lejardindeclaire.blogs.marieclairemaison.com/archive/2011/11/25/des-plantes-vertes-en-tube.html

    — November 30, 2011 @ 12:09

  6. migue nelson said:

    hello ray. we have hundreds of successful school gardens thriving across america (just go to woollyschoolgarden.org and find out for yourself). i’m actually the owner and founder of woolly pocket. please let me know which schools are having issues with woolly pockets, and i will personally reach out to them and help solve any issues they are having.

    woolly yours,
    miguel nelson
    miguel@woollypocket.com

    — November 30, 2011 @ 17:31

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    Lovely solution for green fingers with limited space.Can I get that in Kenya?

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