The Ultimate Guide to Growing a Vertical Garden

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The benefits of growing a Vertical Garden are plentiful. Getting this 12 month a year garden ready can be simplified in a few steps. Artisan Stone has featured an article outlining the main steps to getting your Vertical Garden set up. Take a look at the highlights of their article below.

Where you can grow your vertical garden

The beauty of a vertical garden is that it can be grown just about anywhere. The location will help determine growth time and plant selection, but providing you get the right plants for the right environment, your vertical garden will thrive, whether it’s on a garden wall, an indoor wall, an exterior wall, a balcony, a free-standing screen, a pool fence or rooftop. As long as you’ve got a blank space that needs beautifying, you can tend to edibles, annuals and perennials.

Choosing the right plants

The correct selection of plants plays a major role in achieving a vertical garden that thrives. A bit of homework into what’s right for your location will pay dividends. Plants you might consider are:

Growing vegetables and herbs

Not every vertical garden has to feature ornamental and ‘showy’ plants. Vertical gardens can also be practical with veggies and herbs. Given the chance, most people would admit to wanting to grow their own crisp vegetables and tasty herbs from home. It’s not so easy, however, when you have limited space. Luckily, veggies and herbs can thrive in vertical gardens just as well as the plants listed above.

To grow veggies and herbs in a vertical garden, you will need an area that sees at least six hours of direct sunlight a day. You’ll also need quality soil, so consider amending your soil with compost before you start planting. You should also have a good idea of what plant hardiness zone you live in, which will guide you towards the most suitable crops to grow. Lastly – consider what veggies and herbs you and your family like to eat.


Getting the right placement

In general, you want to try and mix plants with the same ‘habit’ and rate of growth. If you put a slow-growth plant next to a fast-growing plant, it doesn’t take a genius to know what’s going to happen.

As gravity pulls the water down, plants that don’t need much water are recommended for the top part of the garden, as this is the area that will dry out the quickest. Place the plants more suited for wetter conditions at the bottom of the system.

Establishing your garden

Ideally, you want to grow your vertical garden horizontally for a few weeks to let your plants, herbs and vegetables get established in their environment. If you are using a wooden pallet or a container with panels, lay them flat at first and plant vertically. This way, your plants still-delicate roots won’t have to compete with gravity pulling down your soil. Once plants are established, hang on the wall or your desired structure.

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3 Easy Ways to Add LivePicture To Your Home


Adding plants to your living space is an easy way to add beauty and character to your home. As explained by, aesthetics aren’t the only benefit of indoor gardening. Houseplants have the potential to make your home’s air healthier and also make you happier. No to mention, you can easily grow useful plants and herbs that work great for healthy cooking.

Even if you weren’t born with a green thumb or have a tiny space to work with, there are ways to go green with your decor. If you choose the right plants and get creative, your indoor garden will thrive.

Here are 3 ways to add more plant life to your home. 

Wall Art
Green up a plain wall with a LivePicture GO to display houseplants. You don’t need a ton of space for this idea, and it makes it easy to hang herbs inside any room. You can find this system in different sizes, and all come with mounting hardware included.

Kitchen Garden
A window in your kitchen is an excellent place to grow an indoor herb garden, however, that’s not an option for everyone. You can still make it happen by hanging the

LivePicture systems on your wall. Also, if you have the counter space, you can create a small garden for succulents underneath the LivePicture to help create a feature wall.

Feature Walls/ Plant Corner
Turn plants into pieces of living art by adding them to the LivePicture system. You can find tons of plant options both for indoor and outdoor applications. Plants and flowers nestled into different designs look great. Air plants are a great option for wall art because they are super easy to take care of.  If you have an empty corner that needs some attention, consider filling the wall space it with different sized LivePictures. Place them in line or staggered along the wall to create a plant corner.

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