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ImagePerennialgirl
Mar 1, 2011 12:10 PM CST
Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
Ouch! That is expensive!
AlohaHoya
Mar 2, 2011 7:49 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Hetty...that is really lovely!!! I have seen walls done with any epiphytes: anthuriums, hoyas, dischidias, orchids, tillandsias would be cool!!! Your brommies look neat!!!!
Leap. The net will appear.
ImageKatg
Mar 2, 2011 10:02 PM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
When is the Tropicana Sale? I know Marianne listed a bunch, but it has to be coming up pretty soon. They sell a lot of tillandsias...that would be so low maintenance. Like Carol, I still thing the Broms look fantastic!
ImageDutchlady1
Mar 4, 2011 5:23 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
Saw a gorgeous orchid wall yesterday, will post a picture as soon as my camera and computer get together again...
Imageardesia
Mar 6, 2011 3:32 PM CST
Name: Ali
SC
You did a terrific job on your yard sale find. Check out the price of this tray alone.
http://www.floragrubb.com/shop/detailWrapper.php?id=17&type=...
ImageDutchlady1
Mar 6, 2011 3:49 PM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
Good grief!! That is a ridiculous price for a piece of plastic....

Here as promised the orchid wall. It had just been planted. 'Tree fern bark' was used for the panels which had all been individually attached.

Thumb of 2011-03-06/Dutchlady1/6b34fc
Imagetaters55
Mar 7, 2011 12:14 PM CST
Name: Linda Cartwright
Del Rio, Texas
Wow, that is very pretty! Nice job!
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ImageKatg
Mar 11, 2011 12:04 AM CST
Name: Kathy Guagliano
Port Charlotte Florida
OMG Hetty...That is beautiful! How are you watering it?
ImageDutchlady1
Mar 11, 2011 5:09 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
At the moment it is still lying down, until the plants get a little better rooted. The heavens have been taking care of watering it so far Hilarious!
I plan to hang it on the wall by my front door with a little spacer behind it so it won't rot the siding, but then I think I can just put the hose on it from time to time.
ImageAguane
Mar 12, 2011 11:19 PM CST
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ
Reallyloveyouridea, Hetty! Great thinking. Your post has actually helped me work out another problem I have regarding some concrete work!!!! Thanks!
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --Albert Einstein
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sanandreyas70
May 30, 2011 12:21 PM CST
Name: Sandra Holloway
Texas
Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing !
Sandra :)
AlohaHoya
May 30, 2011 3:06 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
There is another similar concept...using a wooden pallet: cover the back with weed cloth. Fill inbetween the slats with soil, plant whatever and then put it upright....vertical wall of plants. I don't know.... Confused
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagegemini_sage
May 31, 2011 6:28 AM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY
Carol, that's a cool idea!

Hetty, how are the plants doing? Have you got it hung yet? Looking forward to a pictorial update!
ImageDutchlady1
May 31, 2011 7:24 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
I may have to rethink it a bit, the bromeliads don't hold the water enough at that angle so some of them are not exactly thriving.
dmac
May 6, 2012 5:09 PM CST
Name: Donna
NC
I just stumbled across the vertical garden planted in a shipping pallet idea while googling this weekend. Here's a link:

http://www.designsponge.com/2011/09/diy-project-recycled-pal...

It seems fairly easy and I have access to half size wood pallets where I work. I really like how that one looks. Mine will not be completely vertical as I can't attach to a wall (renting) but leaning slightly back against the wall. It was mentioned not to plant edibles in this type of pallet as they're usually chemically treated to prevent insect damage. Another guy did plant but he used triple thick pockets made from landscapers fabric between the slat levels. If I get to use the narrower pallet which is about 2ft x 4 1/2 ft I could set the base of it in a long trough planter or one of those long troughs used to wet wallpaper in so a little more water can be drawn up from the bottom. Guess the fun will be in the experiment:lol: Anyhow, if I ever get this up and running I'll be sure to take photos and post them here.

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