Sunday, 21 September 2014

1000 Flowers for the Planet - #304 Install a Living Wall

1000 Flowers for the Planet - #304 Install a Living Wall

Plants provide many benefits to us in the natural environment. Sadly they are lacking in our urban environment, particularly in inner city suburbs. Planting on a vertical plane is a possibility and it comes with many benefits. Systems have been invented that allow us to plant whole walls, either in a courtyard garden, inside a multi-storeyed foyer in an office building or even schools and restaurants. Many different plant types can be utilised, creating habitats for microorganisms, attracting wildlife to an urban environment, and helping reduce pollutants in the air, which creates a better human environment. They also make you feel good just by looking at them. Nature is good for the soul.
So if you have a tiny urban spot and don’t think you can have a garden, think again and check out the possibility of installing a living wall at your place.

1 comment:

Susan Rowland said...

We've been planning to install a vertical garden just outside my sewing room window to screen the unsightly storage area next to my hubby's shed. Will also give a cool, green environment just outside the window, instead of a plain, hot, plank wall. Love the idea of vertical gardens!