Are your backyard walls looking a little drab? Want to brighten up the side of your house? If you don’t have a lot of room to garden, think outside of the box, or rather, towards the sky! As with all small spaces, thinking vertically is a great way to repurpose your space. A new and upcoming trend is vertical succulent gardens. In the last blog Instant Jungle talked about these special arid plants that are not only hardy but also come in a spectrum of different beautiful colors, shapes, sizes and textures. Though you can landscape using succulents, another way to creatively utilize these plants is to create a vertical hanging wall.
What is a succulent wall? It is exactly what it sounds like—a garden of a variety of different succulent plants that collectively create a vertical mirage. Think of it as sort of like vine plants that climb up the side of walls, except succulent gardens are more contained and can be customized to different shapes and colors utilizing different succulent species. Because succulents have short roots, they can thrive with virtually no soil, and thus can hang freely from a wall without much maintenance effort. And, because succulents are arid desert plants, they require a very minimal amount of water to survive.
Instant Jungle is a big fan of vertical succulent gardens, and in fact one of our recent big projects involves installing and setting up a beautiful succulent wall for a prestigious Hollywood hotel client. Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks when we unveil more details about this exciting project!
Succulent gardens make wonderful art pieces and even whole-wall gardens. For more information about how to turn a wall into a living piece of art, give Instant Jungle a call at (800) 447-4007, visit one of our three locations in Southern California or visit our website at instantjungle.com.