Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Green Wall: Victoria gardens vertically

Driving by the store lately, you may have spotted Victoria high up on scaffolding in the front of the building. What is she doing up there?
Well, she has been planting Victoria Gardens’ very own greenwall around the door of the front porch. Wayne Wadell engineered the soil-filled panels that surround the entrance and the automatic drip-watering system hidden within. Once the panels were installed, cold-hardy sedums and sempervivums (Hens and Chicks) were planted into every other square on the grid. The tiny plants are already growing and quickly filling up the empty spaces.

This type of panel could also be free standing, like a fence panel and could be planted on both sides. This application would be particularly useful when hiding an air-conditioner unit, where airflow needs to be maintained. The planted panel will literally “breath.” We learned so much installing our own greenwall, and the possibilities of this application are endless. Once you’ve gardened every square inch of your yard, you could always garden vertically!
Stop by and see the wall for yourself!

We will be hosting an official unveiling party for the new green wall on Sunday, August 29th from 2pm to 5 pm.

We will have information available on our process and the varieties of plants we used. Cheryl Alloway, garden professional and Master Gardener, will be our guest speaker on the various aspects of vertical gardening from around the world.

We will serve refreshments and be available to answer all your questions.

And we will be giving out special party favors to the first 50 guests - walk away with a “piece” of the wall!

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