Do-it-yourself vertical gardening of a summer residence: design wisdom

Vertical gardening is one of the most popular trends in modern landscape design. In our climate, a sufficient number of weaving, climbing and ampelous plants is growing that can give both the garden and the house an unusual and attractive appearance, and the use of various designs and other devices allows you to do truly original things, easily landscaping any vertical surface.

Vertical gardening is a relatively new trend in landscape design in our country, but abroad this type of garden and home garden decor has long been popular, it is from there that new interesting ideas come to us that can be applied in your garden.

Methods of applying vertical gardening

Option # 1 - greening buildings

Vertical landscaping of houses is especially popular in the UK, where already cozy cottages become even more attractive when one of the walls, and often the whole house, is covered by a cascade of green ivy or wild grapes. These varieties of vines are most suitable for vertical landscaping of buildings in our climate. The advantage of this type of green home decor is that under the green you can hide the imperfections of the building.

Option # 2 - creating a microclimate

If you use vertical gardening on a large scale, and not just as a decorative element, it is really possible to regulate the microclimate on the site in the warm season with its help. Arches, galleries, gazebos, verandas, entwined with weaving plants, form shady corners where you can hide from the summer heat and the scorching sun. Thus, these are not only beautiful decorative elements, but also functional structures.

A decorative wall, on which a lot of ampoule petunias and fuchsia are located in the cache-pot, can become an element of garden zoning and a wonderful decorative element

A thick green veil also reduces noise, so it is so pleasant to be in its cozy shade. The soil sections under the vertical green structures are always more moistened, moisture with a covered shadow of the earth evaporates more slowly, as a result, the air in the summer heat will be more humid with less dust in the area.

And also, with weaving plants you can decorate the fence, read about it: ozelenenie / vyushhiesya-rasteniya-dlya-zabora.html

Option # 3 - Zoning

Vertical gardening can be successfully used to divide the garden into zones. For example, a recreation area can be separated from the economic plot by a picturesque hedge, which can have many appearances, if you show your imagination.

To help gardeners today there are designs of vertical landscaping, which are created specifically as decor elements for climbing plants. Metal and plastic nets, wood lattices, elegant pergolas, screens - using one or two elements in the garden, you can already create bright, expressive images. Such a picturesque wall of flowers and greenery will give a special beauty to the garden, and for the owners it will create coziness and comfortable conditions.

What devices can I use?

Arched structures

The arch is a familiar element in landscape design, but in the last few years the use of arches has become especially popular. If there is free space on the site, you can make not a gazebo, which you will not surprise anyone already, but a gallery of several arches. A beautiful gallery will come from climbing roses, you can also use honeysuckle, clematis, morning glory.

Several arches, arranged in a row one by one, visually expand the space. One of the best plants to decorate this design is climbing roses.

The gallery tunnel of rectangular structures gives the impression of a wild corner, where the colors of nature are rampant. In a small area, it will be enough to arrange 3-4 such arches to create a place for relaxation

Hanging boxes, flowerpots and containers

Now there are many interesting options for container gardening. Vertically located containers or drawers can become an original decoration of the wall of any building in the yard. Flowerpots are more suitable for decorating a terrace, patio. They look good flowering ampelous plants - petunia, pelargonium, begonia and others.

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An interesting idea for a small garden - plants are planted in a plastic pipe, cut in half. Such a device can be hung from the beams of the veranda or the branches of a large tree. Below you need to make holes for the outflow of moisture

Such improvisation with shelves will be interesting to look at the wall of a house or other building

Decorative pergolas

Pergola is a decorative lattice made of wood, designed specifically for decoration by green plants that look beautiful against its background. Pergola goes well with the arch, various designs, representing a combination of pergolas and arches, are widely used in landscaping of the garden.

You can learn more about how to build and effectively decorate a pergola from the material: postroiki / derevyannaya-pergola-svoimi-rukami.html

Rattan roses against the background of a wooden lattice have already become a classic composition. There is nothing complicated in its creation, and such a place to relax will be an adornment of any garden


This is a classic element of decor. A hedge can be an ordinary fence, if it is decorated with wild grapes, decorative beans, morning glory or other vines and climbing plants. The role of a hedge can also be played by trellis or a screen. These are lightweight beautiful constructions that transmit sun rays well. Screens and trellis have sufficient strength and are designed specifically to support climbing plants. A screen installed in a specific place in the garden will become an excellent decorative element, can be used for zoning, and create a shadow for relaxation.

The easiest way to create a hedge is to use a fence as a support for a climbing plant.

Vertical flower bed

We have vertical flower beds so far rare, so making this in your area, you will give the garden an original look, as vertical flower beds look quite unusual. They are also good because they take up very little space. To create a flower bed, you can use special garden containers for plants in several tiers (usually three).

Also, material on the rules for designing multi-tiered and raised beds will also be useful: ozelenenie / mnogoyarusnaya-klumba.html

This form for a vertical flowerbed can be purchased at the store, the ideal plant for it is an ampoule petunia with luxurious bright colors

For a vertical flower bed, you can use different plants: ampels, ferns, even vegetables, spicy herbs and herbs. In the latter case, you will get a vertical garden.

For vertical gardening of the wall, containers with soil were used, plants were planted in rows, forming interesting combinations of different shapes and colors

Also, you can make a flower bed tower using boxes of different sizes without a bottom. Below is the largest and widest drawer, a smaller drawer is placed on it, etc. Earth is poured into the boxes, and plants need to be planted in places free of boxes. It is not necessary to use ampels and climbing plants, asters, majors, dahlias, marigolds and many other wonderful flowers suitable for decorating a flower bed-tower.

But if there is little space for a garden in the country, you can grow greens and herbs in a pendant with pockets located directly on the wall of a house or other building. You can sew it or buy a shoe pendant in the store, it is suspended on a piece of pipe attached to the wall, or a cornice. The fabric should allow water to pass through; if water does not pass well through the fabric, make small holes in the bottom. Below you need to place a pan where moisture will drain after watering. We fill the pockets with compost, then seedlings are planted in them, and you can sow seeds.

The original solution for vertical gardening - the garden on the wall was created using shoe pendants

For vertical gardening with your own hands, special tools, efforts and knowledge are not required. And the occupation is very pleasant for those who like to mess around in the garden, in contact with nature.

You can arrange the site to your taste, choose the plants that you like, learn how to care for them and with your own efforts turn your garden into a pleasant, beautiful and original place to relax.


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