Vertical Gardening Ideas: Tube Planters - Gardening Gone Wild
I was transformed into a lover and student of vertical gardening after seeing Patrick Blanc’s vertical wall designs years ago in a magazine. I’ve written about vertical gardening on GGW over the past few years. Since then, the field has continued to grow at a quick pace. In he 1980s, Pat McWhinney noticed that many rock and waterfall type projects were lacking plant life around the rock formations. Tube planters are made of an industrial cloth: Patrick has them sown up by a seamstress into circular tubes and lengths of varying dimensions. Five tube planters secured to a latticed screen, ready to be planted. An example of a single tube (on the production table) planted with a lush variety of succulents Succulent framed walls in a variety of sizes Close up of an intricate tapestry of color and shapes Fewer varieties of plant material can still make for an outstanding living wall Vertical and horizontal succulent tube planters on latticed wall Agapanthus in 4 inch tube planter in full bloom.