Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Vertical Succulent Garden

I've always loved the idea of a vertical or hanging garden.  I thought they were pretty clever!  They're a great alternative for someone who doesn't have a lot of gardening space.  There are plenty of tutorials online if you'd like to make your own.

 
I considered it, but found a cheaper solution at Ross.

When I spotted it, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.

I lined the bottom of the form with a coconut basket, that I cut to fit.  I planted succulents and waited a few months to see how well they did in the shade before I added more.

   
These spoon markers are the perfect accessory.



Most cacti or succulents are drought tolerant and do not require much care.  Since I was planting in the shade I chose plants that were part sun.


The plants are filling in nicely.

Even with all the dirt and plants it's not heavy.  I attached it to the house with 2 screws.



I am worried about the winter though.  I may have to bring it indoors.
  

  
But for now I'm going to sit back and enjoy my little garden.



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58 comments:

  1. I think this is just the most fab idea! I'm not the best at keeping plants alive because unlike my kids they don't whine to be fed--so I forget. I love the look of the succulents!

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  2. I have seen these gardens before, but never one so pretty as yours. You did a beautiful job.

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  3. It will be just as pretty on the inside! Love it!

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  4. Love it! And there are so many different varieties too.

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  5. Your version is absolutely a darling Brandi!!! Love it a lot!!!

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  6. LOVE it!! Succulents are great and your created the cutest wall garden!!

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  7. You've done it again Brandi!! Gorgeous! I don't do succulents..but I have to say, I really REALLY like the way you've mixed and displayed them.

    Have a great day.

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  8. I love this and the variety is nice. This makes a nice conversation piece on decor when people come to your house. I would ask all types of questions.

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  9. Oh my! That is beautiful and something I would have never thought of making!

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  10. If I wasn't a succulent killer I would totally have a vertical garden. So cute!

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  11. I love this Brandi. Such a fun addition to the outdoors. I hate winter. Definitely no good to the plants!!

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  12. I've seen a lot of vertical gardens lately, but none as awesome as yours. Great job Brandi!

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  13. I absolutely love this idea! I have mad love for succulent plants and would love to do this for our outside wall in the back that needs a little attention! Gorgeous Brandi!

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  14. Oh my gosh, Brandi!
    I love your vertical planter! I'm not a succulent kind of gal, but your planter makes me want to grow some :0) You did a great job! Love it!!!!
    Thanks for the beautiful idea!
    You're inspiring sweet Lady,
    Suzanne

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  15. The succulents you chose are the real show stoppers here. Well done.

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  16. That looks great Brandi, vertical gardens are such a good idea. It'll look nice inside too. Love this!

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  17. This looks so pretty! It's such a great space saver too. I remember the first time I saw a vertical garden was on The Today Show, and I always thought they were so unique. :)

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  18. This is so adorable! I love it!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  19. I have been admiring hanging gardens for a while now and your garden looks stunning. And those spoons! I just love the character they add... fabulous... :)

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  20. Wow that is very cute! I saw a whole wall done at a Longwood Gardens and they call it a living wall! That's what you've got now a living wall! Good choice too since they probably won't need too much watering.

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  21. Brandi,
    I love your decor style. I really don't think you can put anything together I won't simply love!

    Susie

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  22. Hi Brandi, love this little vertical garden. What a grand idea and to find this piece perfect for your wall at Ross, is wonderful.
    Even if you have to bring it inside for the colder months it should do well.
    Thanks for sharing.
    XOXO

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  23. Like this very much! This year I had a vertical herb garden. It sort of worked but I also learned some things that didn't work. The succulents look like a better idea than the herbs.

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  24. So cute! I was just thinking about how I need a vertical garden in my life. Love the succulents.

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  25. Get OUTTA here!!! Seriously, Brandi...you did a FANTASTIC job with this project! It looks like something in a sales circular! I am just floored!!!

    Amazing job! And yes...you'll probably want to bring it in for the winter, but I'm guessing it will do just fine and can go right back up when the weather turns nice again. Enjoy it! You really created a masterpiece!!!

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  26. Dear Brandi, What a great idea~~
    I think this is perfect and I would love to do something like that with herbs for the winter.
    I hope you enjoy every moment of watching your lovely garden grow.
    Blessings dear, Catherine

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  27. Love your succulent garden. You really have a green thumb Brandi! And also quite the eye for beautiful landscaping! :)

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  28. Love this idea Brandi for a vertical garden and yours looks great!

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  29. I love this! You definitely have a green thumb. I didn't know succulents could do well in shade either (not that I'd really researched it). Very cool.

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  30. I love succulents! Especially here in Southern California...very drought tolerant :)

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  31. Love, love, love. You come up with the neatest projects. I can imagine how peaceful it is to sit by this succulent garden and sip on some tea or coffee. Enjoy!

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  32. This is so cute and simple :) Love it!

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  33. Good Afternoon Brandi, This is such a fabulous idea. I remember seeing something similar at the Chelsea Flower Show and loved the idea. Thank you for sharing how you made your succulent garden.
    Because the winters are very severe here in the north of England, I will have to keep my little succulent garden indoors.... yes,you have inspired me, I am going to make one of my own.
    Best wishes
    Daphne

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  34. That looks so fab!!! I love vertical gardens too and that has to be one of my favourite so far

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  35. Brandi, it looks amazing!
    Good idea! I'm sharing!

    Kisses

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  36. OK, this is serious perfection! Love it so much.

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  37. GREAT idea, Brandi!!! I've often thought of tackling my own vertical garden but, I like the way you approached it oh so much better. The way I figure it, after a while, if I really really like it and the plants stay alive, lol...I can always elaborate!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing...I'm thinking you may have to bring it in eventually though:)

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  38. That turned out wonderfully. I have thought of putting succulents on our front porch wall but always feared it would be too shady. I'll have to try it next year, seeing your success.

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  39. Brandi, such a wonderful project. I am impressed with your vertical garden. Gotta love Ross. have a great weekend.

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  40. Brandi this is absolutely beautiful! Soon as this post opened I gasped! I've never seen one of these before, such a perfect idea and gift giving idea for my mom as well. I love it!

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  41. the spoons are the perfect added touch!

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  42. That is so cute! I wonder if that would work for fresh herbs!

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  43. Awe, what a pretty garden. I have a very brown thumb...sad but true. I have some mums right now...and I am wishing to see them in full bloom. Ross always has some nice things.

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  44. Very clever, Brandi - I love it! Hope you have a great weekend!
    Alissa xoxo

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  45. Ooooh Brandi I LOVE this! I've always wanted one of those plant walls! Yours looks amazing! Bring it inside, they purify the air, (and it is GORGEOUS!!!)
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  46. What a great idea! I wonder if it will work with herbs.

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  47. Hi Brandi - this is so pretty and so creative! I love it! xo Karen

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  48. Hello Brandi, how are you?

    Your vertical garden looks so lovely Brandi, I wish I could find sth like this to have my own.

    ps.: I love the spoons :)

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  49. Wow, so nice, I like the idea of "vertical". It saves lots of ground space for chairs and the grill! It's great for apartment balcony!

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  50. What a great idea! And I think it will look so nice inside the house, too! Love the green, always will!
    xo
    Ozana

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  51. I love your garden! It's so pretty and inspires me to do something similar indoors!

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  52. Brandi I love this!! The succulents and little cacti are so cute and SO green and vibrant. I have to pin and try something similar next summer on my deck. I wonder how herbs would do in a vertical garden. I actually bought a book on vertical gardening but never found a moment in the summer to read it. Maybe that should be my winter reading so I'll be all fired up come spring. Thanks for sharing this awesome project on Best of the Nest and Happy Halloween :)

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  53. Hi Brandi,those are lovely succulents.They look very fresh and healthy.That's a good idea to put them all together and saving space for those with small gardens don't you think?Thanks again for visiting my blog.God bless.

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  54. Wow! Absolutely stunning! What's nice is that you can always move it to a different location if they need more light or even during the changing of the seasons. Thanks for sharing :)

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