Recently I've become fascinated by vertical gardens. They're cropping up all over the place, whether it's in my neighborhood's newest hair salon or in San Diego as the beginnings of a new company. Vertical gardens have several cool advantages over horizontal ones:
- They use less water. According to Green Diary, Vertical Earth Gardens has created a system that uses 80% less water than traditional gardens via a hydroponics system.
- They can make previously undesirable areas look nice. Nicer, well-maintained areas have fewer instances of crime, graffiti, etc.
- They can take many different forms.
- You can add more variety at different heights. In London, the 8 foot spectacular vertical garden features over 260 plant species, each according to the climate needs at different altitudes.