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ImageAnnaZ
May 12, 2012 9:55 AM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
I made a vertical planter...............I won't be able to hang it till about Memorial Day, but so far it's looking pretty good. I started with a 4x4 foot wooden pallet. This is what it looks like now.

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ImageAnnaZ
May 12, 2012 9:57 AM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
I found a smaller pallet down in the "stash" the Spousal Unit has.......hmmmm...........thinking of having him cut it in half and making a succulents out of it. The pallets are hardwood, so they will last forever. Big Grin
LorettaNJ
May 22, 2012 5:54 AM CST
What a great idea! I would love to know how this goes for you.
ImageAnnaZ
May 23, 2012 5:24 AM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Haven't done the succulents one............need to find someone that has a bajillion hens and chicks I can pilfer for the project. LOL

I hope to be able to hang this one over the weekend. The plants are looking really nice in it; it's been over 2 weeks since I planted it.
LorettaNJ
May 23, 2012 6:27 AM CST
I have been toying with the idea of making a vertical garden compost heap with pallets and / or lattice since I have a piece hanging around. Can't seem to get to it.
Imageshirley
Oct 10, 2012 8:29 AM CST
Name: shirleyt thompson
Pearl River, Louisiana
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That looks like a very cool idea ... do you have any updated pics.
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ImageAnnaZ
Oct 10, 2012 4:36 PM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Ummm, no I don't..............I am rather ashamed of it. I need to redo some things next year.
Imageshirley
Oct 12, 2012 5:19 PM CST
Name: shirleyt thompson
Pearl River, Louisiana
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No worries after all there is still next year and it is a great idea....
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ImageAnnaZ
Oct 13, 2012 7:39 PM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Of course, I suppose I could post a pic.............of "what not to do"........... Big Grin Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagegardenersdetective
Oct 15, 2012 11:50 AM CST
Name: Susan
Zone 5
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So Anna would you say...not as easy as one might think?
ImageAnnaZ
Oct 15, 2012 3:26 PM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Hmmm......well, it probably isn't has hard as I made it, but I can never do anything in a small way. I mean, I HAD to start with a 4x4 FOOT one. LOL I think it would have been ok had I had some kind of watering system in it. Couldn't really water it decent when it was "vertical"......the soil would come out of the holes. So I gave up and laid it back down flat and it did well. LOL
Imagewoofie
Oct 16, 2012 11:22 AM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
I was wondering about the watering part. I've only tried vertical systems a couple of times, and that was always the difficulty. The stuff on the bottom tried to come out or got soaked, and the stuff on the top dried out.
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
Imageshirley
Oct 16, 2012 2:57 PM CST
Name: shirleyt thompson
Pearl River, Louisiana
Beginners At Art
Watering is what stops me too. I have a concrete basketball court that I would like to mask with a living wall from both sides. Thus creating a backdrop for the court and a court yard between the wall and the house. I decided, I may could do a 24 ft span like that. I was thinking plastic grow bags through the spaces. Where that might work with the dirt and the plants. I cannot figure out the watering problem. I think it would be way more work than I want to do. lol. But I am going to research and see if I can come up with something. If you can solve the problem let me know. thank you.
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Imagewoofie
Oct 16, 2012 3:23 PM CST
Name: woofie
NE WA zone 5a
I know that there are some hideously expensive system that might work, but they are waaaaaaay beyond my budget reserves!
Confidence is that feeling you have right before you do something really stupid.
LorettaNJ
Oct 19, 2012 11:45 PM CST
If I were to try something like that, I would perforate lengths of pvc pipe every foot or so and fill them with water and let it trickle through. I would try a vertical pattern vs a horizontal one and see which works best. But really, I don't see me spending time actually doing it.
ImageAnnaZ
Oct 20, 2012 7:22 AM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
After I made mine, I saw the Home Depot deal and that is what they had. Live and learn, I guess.
LorettaNJ
Oct 21, 2012 12:59 AM CST
Home Depot has vertical gardens? Never saw it by me.
ImageLaVonne
Oct 21, 2012 1:12 AM CST
Name: Dorothy (LaVonne) Mitchell
Somerset, KY

try a flexible drip line.....woven throughout the verticle planter.
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ImageAnnaZ
Oct 21, 2012 8:09 AM CST
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Kits. They had lots of TV ads this spring showing a lady planting one. Of course they gave her an easy one. Should have seen her slapping those plants down into that lattice. Wouldn't have done it on the lattice I had............
LorettaNJ
Jan 21, 2013 10:40 AM CST
I think you will appreciate these rain gutter planters on the Houzz website.

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/5776774/list?utm_source=Houzz...

Aren't they great? I wonder how much the copper gutters cost. Could spray paint the cheap stuff.

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