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Do it Yourself - Living Walls and Vertical Gardens

Do it Yourself - Living Walls and Vertical Gardens
Lately, the idea of green walls has become very fashionable. Either part of a building or free standing, this sustainable innovation is healthy and great to look at. Also known as living walls, these vertical gardens are packed with flora that benefits everything from our lungs to our ears! Let’s have a detailed look into the benefits of green walls and then find out how to install your very own green wall at home… buy tramadol online no prescription Improved Air Quality ultram online pharmacy It has been scientifically proven that foliage can improve air quality. ambien online without prescription Excellent Aesthetics buy ultram online No one who has seen a green wall close up can say that they’re not impressive, especially the larger-scale ones such as Patrick Blanc’s Parisian creation. adipex for sale Reduced Energy Costs valium online no prescription In the Western world, and America in particular, we love air conditioning. ambien online no prescription Reduced Noise Levels valium for sale

Cinderfella’s Vertical Garden Planter July 15, 2011 by Robin Plaskoff Horton Zac Benson’s got a bad succulent collecting habit. The San Diego-based photographer says his girlfriend, who shares his love of these “fat plants,” would for Valentine’s Day “way rather have nice a Kalanchoe Beharensis a.k.a. Felt Plant” than a dozen roses. A Home for Succulents To find a way to show off the ever growing collection of succulents taking over his front and backyard, Benson built a cinder block planter wall to contain them. Since he’d seen cinder blocks used as planters, he thought with a little glue (block adhesive) he’d go vertical to house as many succulent as possible.

Top 10 Best Do-It-Yourself Green Projects This is why, as soon as I came across the winners of the Green Living and Technology Challenge, organized by the user ‘Danger is my middle name’, I had to tell you about it. The top 10 green projects that can make even the biggest non-green lovers think twice, are truly fascinating and should all be paid the needed respect by at least being checked out (if not made in our back yard). There is no particular order, they are all winners. 1. Solar kiln. Dandelions by Anita Sanchez Whether you love them or hate them, dandelions are among the most familiar plants in the world. They're one species that just about anyone can identify at a glance, as familiar to humans as the dog. Dandelions are, quite possibly, the most successful plants that exist, masters of survival worldwide. Nowadays, they're also the most unpopular plant in the neighborhood – but it wasn't always that way.

Mini Vertical Garden for Balcony, Patio, or Kitchen May 27, 2011 by Robin Plaskoff Horton Looking for a living wall or vertical garden system to screen your balcony while you grow veggies, fresh aromatic herbs, or flowers either indoors or out? The modular system is great for creating a small green wall or larger vertical garden on the terrace or in the kitchen. Minigarden’s contemporary design is a fresh take on vertical gardening for for patios, decks, rooftops, and even for surrounding windows or covering an unsightly fence. And let’s talk about eco-friendly. Minigarden conserves water as its unique design reduces evaporation keeping compost moist. Vertical Gardens Increasing yields from tiny gardens? How? Vertical gardens. It makes wonderful sense if your garden is 'space challenged' to grow up and over trellises and support beams.

Creative Future Green Home Designs and Plans What does a 21st century home look like? We recently gave a rundown of some of the features we can expect in the next wave of amazing, green houses (in 21 Ways To Build A 21st Century Home). But since we’re already in the 21st Century, you’d expect to see some of these innovations put into practice already. And you’d be right. Urbanarbolismo Unveils Gorgeous Vertical Garden Set Within a Sweeping Ceramic Facade We all know Ibiza is well known for its night life, but it may also become known for it's vertical gardens -- Spanish landscape experts Urbanarbolismo just completed a gorgeous living wall in the courtyard of the Ushuaia Ibiza Hotel. The vertical garden serves as a sound barrier for the outdoor club while creating a colorful, living addition to the crisp white hotel and bright blue skies. The wall also features an innovative low-tech, low-maintenance watering system developed with the help of Alijardín and Forest Alicante. The vertical garden was designed to create a sound barrier between the club’s outdoor central courtyard and nearby apartments. As the plants grow to maturity, they will help absorb more sound and create a more intimate space within the courtyard. An undulating terra-cotta-colored wall surrounds the courtyard, and a smaller living wall serves as the entrance on the outside.

The Vertical Farm Project - Agriculture for the 21st Century and Beyond The Problem By the year 2050, nearly 80% of the earth's population will reside in urban centers. Applying the most conservative estimates to current demographic trends, the human population will increase by about 3 billion people during the interim. An estimated 109 hectares of new land (about 20% more land than is represented by the country of Brazil) will be needed to grow enough food to feed them, if traditional farming practices continue as they are practiced today. At present, throughout the world, over 80% of the land that is suitable for raising crops is in use (sources: FAO and NASA).