Sooner or later, most gardeners have to grow up. That doesn’t mean we stop enjoying what we do; it just means we’ve run out of room in our gardens. When we’ve filled up every bed and border and pot, it’s time to reach for the sky and literally grow up by planting a vertical garden.
Vertical gardens are great space-savers for porches, decks, and patios. Plant them with herbs and keep them near an outdoor grill or in your kitchen. Use them to screen a view, add color to to a bare wall, or to keep houseplants near a sunny window. They’re easy to assemble. Just add imagination, and the sky’s the limit. Need tips for planting and maintaining your vertical garden? Click here. Then explore more vertical garden ideas.
Step 1 Lean the trellis against a wall at about a 10- to 15-degree angle.
Step 2 Add potting soil to the pots, filling them each about halfway.
Step 3 Transfer your plants to the pots, and fill the edges with additional potting soil. Leave about 1/2″ of space from the top. Water the plants thoroughly.
Step 4 Set two S-hooks onto the trellis for each planter as shown. Place each pot onto the S-hooks, with two of the hooks holding each of the pots.
Step 5 Enjoy your new vertical garden!
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