Plant walls have been a growing trend ever since French botanist Patrick Blanc started covering building and store walls with living plants.
A living wall is a great way to turn a small backyard, balcony or patio into a retreat. It’s relatively easy to create and if you do your homework properly, it can be inexpensive too.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
1. Hang it
Pot your succulents, ferns or herbs in these plant pockets and give any wall a green makeover! Simply hang a single pouch on a lonely-looking wall or create a plant mural with a set. (R129 each from www.citymob.co.za)
2. Bottle it
Why not save the environment while you’re at it! Transform plastic bottles into wall art: cut a gap into one side of the bottle, make a hole on each side of the gap, push strong wires through the holes and hang the bottles on a garden wall.
3. Box it
Transform an old wooden crate into a vertical herb or succulent garden. Click here to see the step-by-step instructions.