Vertical Garden Design Another three vertical gardens at the fairs. View project Three green walls at Malmö University. View project Indoor vertical garden in Replay’s flagship store in Barcelona. View project Outdoor vertical garden in a small patio. View project REFRACTIONS | Experiment with Nature - StumbleUpon Definition: Refraction : re·frac·tion – [ri-frak-shuhn] The change of direction of a ray of light in passing obliquely from one medium into another in which its wave velocity is different Markus Reugels of Deutschland uses the properties of refraction to create beautiful miniature worlds inside drops of water. Check out more of his work at: flickr.com/photos/maianer All images courtesy of Markus Reugels Moon Earth Mars Jupiter Venus Psychedelic Chess Camera Setup photography, refractions, water drops
Five reasons for vertical gardening Plants have certain requirements of their own such as sunlight, nutrients and support. So, while planting pots and plants, all this have to be taken care of. Vertical gardening is a kind of trend that first started up in large cities where yard space is very little. The idea behind vertical gardening is that one doesnât need to have large spaces to produce exclusive gardens or good harvest. 1. The factors involved in vertical gardening is that it uses limited space and grow more. 2. Like, if you donât have your own pets, it may happen that neighborhood pets destroy your vertical garden as for them itâs just a litter. 3. Normally, the plants diseases are spread when they are in direct contact with the soil which is not so in case of vertical gardening or in case of hanging planters. 4. As people have the habit of grabbing fruits which just bend towards the ground due to weight so one should plan the wall size while implementing the vertical gardening technique. 5.
Groenten verbouwen in de woestijn - Technisch Weekblad is hét weekblad voor technici die op de hoogte wil blijven van ontwikkelingen in techniek en innovatie. Eind februari tekenden verschillende partijen een samenwerkingsovereenkomst voor de bouw van een pilotinstallatie in Qatar. Deze installatie moet in totaal één hectare woestijngrond veranderen in vruchtbare grond. Het belangrijkste onderdeel van de pilotinstallatie is een thermische-zonne-energiecentrale (concentrated solar power plant, CSP-centrale) die stoom opwekt waarmee zeewater wordt verdampt. De installatie krijgt tevens fotovoltaïsche zonnepanelen om energie op te wekken en daarnaast een moderne testfaciliteit voor de kweek van zeealgen. De benodigde 5,3 miljoen dollar voor de pilotinstallatie is inmiddels binnengehaald. www.saharaforestproject.com
Create your own Vertical Garden Vertical gardening is a fun, creative way to grow plants in urban spaces! Below is just a sample of what you can create with ready-to-go planters and kits. The first few images are of GroVert Vertical Gardening Systems by Bright Green. The last images are of living walls made from felt pockets. If you’re looking to build one yourself, you can visit Urban Zeal Planters (uzplanters.com) to see all your options. Tentsile Treehouse Tents Provide a Safe Haven in the Treetops! Tentsile is a portable habitation unit that can be suspended amidst trees to provide accommodation for three people. With three anchor points and the use of tension instead of poles, the Tentsile is part tent and part hammock. The structure is made from a collapsable frame of webbing straps with fire retardant, UV PU and water resistant polyester fabric infill panels. The three points serve as sleeping chambers and the middle is held in suspension and serves as a vestibule and gathering space. Access is gained via a rope ladder in the middle. It comes in a wide variety of colors and each tent is made by hand and there is also an option to hang the tent with a stand if no trees are available. The UK tent maker touts this tent for a wide variety of travel styles, for backpacking in the woods, and even as disaster relief shelters. + Tentsile
Vertical Gardens Permaculture Courses by Frank Gapinski Making use of vertical wall space located in a sunny spot is a great way to grow your garden. In fact you don’t need pumps or complicated equipment to start growing your own vegetable garden. As long as you have a consistent amount of sunshine of around 6 hours per day and a collection of plastic drink containers and some ingenuity you can create a mini vegetable garden and have it self-water the system. Consider this novel approach to harnessing gravity to feed your garden. Easy Vertical Bottle Garden All you need is a small amount of vertical space around a balcony or an open window which can hang or store a vertical array of drink bottles that can grow all your herbs and lettuce easily. Drill a hole through each screw-on bottle top lid so that water can drip from one bottle down to the next. Cut the base of the second bottle so the neck of the first bottle can funnel into the second bottle.
Raamtuin: urban window farmingRaamtuin: Urban Window Farming | Over het maken en onderhouden van een raamtuin. Ruimtebesparend en praktisch! 12 Vertical Garden Tutorials There's a saying in the construction biz. It goes something like this: If you can't build out, build up. It's also the fuel that started the vertical gardening craze. When we think of vertical gardens, we might first picture the work of Patrick Blanc. Everyone has room for these DIY Terrarium Magnets. Vertical doesn't necessarily mean 'up against the wall'. The next two use the same technique for construction, but have different looks and added functions. And here's a colorful version that has an added bird bath. Here's a tiered offering that also functions as a house number sign. Mike at Shelterness shows us how to turn a wooden fence into a quick hanging garden using flower pot hangers. Here's an even easier idea using a pocket shoe organizer. The pallet-as-vertical-garden certainly deserves a spot on our round up. Usually, you don't want vegetation growing in your gutters. Whether you have a large wall to plant or a small one, this recycled PET vertical garden will do the trick.
Lia Leendertz on sedum roofs and tiny gardens My summerhouse is strong enough for a sedum roof, and I thought of using mushroom boxes to sow the sedum into - but where can I find a light growing medium? How else can I stop plants drifting downwards? You'll need to build a wooden containment frame all the way around the edge (make plenty of holes so water can drain out into the gutters), and an inner grid to hold the mats in place. For the growing medium, I'd use a thin layer of topsoil mixed with vermiculite, to lighten things up. But you could make your life easier and buy the whole get-up from McLaw Living Roofs (mclawlivingroofs.co.uk). Its ready-planted sedum mats cost £22 a square metre, and McLaw can also supply the waterproof membrane and retention strip, helping you avoid all that troublesome carpentry. Our new house is a DIY nightmare and money pit, so we long to make the garden an oasis from it. Blimey, give yourself a break. Our Photinia 'Red Robin' has black spots on the green leaves, as does some holly.
DIY Vertical Garden A DIY Vertical Garden Example Ever since coming across Patrick Blanc’s vertical garden I’ve been interested to observe how this technology might transform the home gardening scene. I mean, it’s only a matter of time before we begin running out room for gardens to grow on a horizontal plane. For most home gardeners the concept isn’t a new one. The reason: Whereas all our other vertical gardening exploits centred around plants being grounded in the soil, the vertical garden has absolutely no dependency on the ground. But for most home gardeners, Patrick Blanc and his artworks are far beyond the comprehension and resources available to them. However, as we have already experienced with increasing gas prices our conservative views of the world may need to change. So, here’s a challenge for us all – myself included. A few helpful links to get your DIY Vertical Garden started The basics of a DIY Vertical Garden The frame is basically the support for the vertical garden. Conclusion