Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mini Living Wall

Mini Living Wall
For those who have been itching to have one of those 'living walls' in their garden, I offer up this quick and easy mini living wall.
It's actually just a wire basket planted with a staghorn fern and some succulents but it is living and growing against a wall.

Wire Basket - probably less than 5 bucks a nursery or home improvement store.
A small bag of moss - $ 3.50
Some succulent cuttings ( smooze a friend for cuttings ) and a one gallon size fern.

You could probably put the whole thing together for less than 20 bucks.

I've had this one growing for about 2 years.
The succulents need to be replaced about every 1.5 years , but the fern is always happy and just grows larger and heavier each year.

From Pina Colada

8 comments:

vuejardin said...

Very nice arrangement, if taking good care, looks like it will last 'til Christmas.

Kim said...

That's so pretty, great idea!

Callum said...

I'm envisoning a new project... an entire wall covered in these baskets and left to grow wild! Alternatively, full of tumbling tomatoes!

danger garden said...

And I thought I only had 3 projects for the long weekend! Make that 4...

Deviant Deziner said...

Hi there all !
Danger Garden, only 4 projects ! thank goodness it's a long weekend .

Callum, now that is what I call a grand vision. Cool.

Kim, thanks for stopping in and commenting.

Vuejardin, in my mild climate the basket will last
for years. It's the succulents that get 'tired out' within a year or two and have to be replanted.

Good gardening to all !

Rob said...

It's very effective, and works really well in your seating area. I wish I had a seating area like that! Hope you've decided on a solution to your lighting problem..

Donna said...

Lovely. Love all the textures and wildness of succulent arrangement.

fransorin said...

Michelle-
Breathtaking work! Also, congratulations on being the winner of the GGW Picture This Photo Contest. Please send me your mailing address to: fransorin@aol.com.
I'll send it onto Yellow Springs Farm. Your photo was stunning! Best-Fran