If you have a small garden or if you are looking for a different approach to planting flowers then why not look at installing a vertical garden planter in your outdoor garden space.
Vertical garden planters can add height to your space as well as adding a little bit of privacy if you utilise the vertical garden properly. Vertical gardening also maximises the space as you grow plants upwards as opposed to across a flower bed. There are many different types of houseplants, annuals, perennials, and shrubs that will work well in vertical spaces, therefore you’re not limited on the type of plants you can use.
The best thing about vertical garden planters is that you can DIY and upcycle an array of planters with a few inexpensive craft or salvaged items to create your own unique vertical growing space. The beauty of vertical gardening is that you are able to grow both indoors and outdoors.
We are going to share our favourite top three tips for maximising your vertical garden planter both indoors and outdoors so that you can be proud to show off your florals, herbs and shrubs.
Upcycle and reuse
Instead of throwing out used plastic pots which can’t always be fully recycled, upcycle them with a bit of paint to save them from going to landfill and create a stunning piece in your vertical garden planter.
Why not mix baking powder and paint together to create a textured look and feel to the upcycled plant pot. TikTok and Instagram Reels are awash with tips on how to create this in vogue, chic DIY look. And they look really luxurious too!
Use your tin cans to create small rustic looking planters once you’ve emptied them, why not use some spray paint to give your cans a new lease of life before planting herbs or flowers in them. Try attaching them to your fence for a taste of Italy.
If you’ve got some pallets leftover and you decide pallet seating isn’t for you, you can always make a vertical planter from the pallet. Either leave it how it is and attach your upcycled pots or cans to it or alternatively break it down and create a smaller, more compact looking planter.
Think outside of the box
Instead of traditional wooden planters, why not think outside of the box and use different textures and materials such as landscape fabric to create minimalistic looking pockets for your plants.
Throwing away an old chest of drawers? Again save it from landfill by creating a bespoke planter. Pull the drawers out further than the one before it to create a staircase look and then fill with plants of your choice.
If you’re going to opt for the minimalistic approach for your vertical garden planter then stacked boxes make for an aesthetically pleasing look.
Try using cedar and other treated wood slats to create a really exclusive and luxurious look to enhance the minimalistic theme. Use simple neutral floral colours and opt for straight lines or shapes to really impact the look.
Vertical garden planters are here to stay and with the versatility of being able to create both indoors and out, they are great for all homes looking to spread a little bit of plant love.
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