Grow up with a new type of garden this year. Not every plant needs to be secured in the ground. In fact, there are multiple ways and … directions … that your blooms can sprout and thrive. Whether you’re working with the confines of a small backyard or even an apartment balcony, you can still commit to cultivate some of your own greens. Here are 12 vertical gardens to DIY this spring. Let us know which design is your favorite!
1. Small Herbs
With this project from Brit + Co, you’ll start by designing the foundation board and then build your garden from there. This is a wonderful tutorial for novice crafters and gardeners alike. And what’s great is you just don’t need too many materials to get it done.
2. Landscape Fabric
According to A Beautiful Mess, all you need are some pockets to create a vertical garden. This is perfect for those wanting to grow a bout fresh herbs or other smaller blooms. It really is a great way to gets your hands dirty in the gardening world when you don’t have the space to spare in the yard.
3. Succulent Fixture
What’s amazing about this succulent fixture is the fact that it acts as both artwork and decor as well as a garden in and of itself. It’s such a stunning accompaniment to this space we found over at Jen Woodhouse. If you want to make one too, there’s a detailed tutorial to follow after the jump!
4. Ammunition Cans
This may not be as obvious at first glance, but those old ammunition cans can be used to create a vertical garden as well. The Horticult gives us all the info on how to bring this project to fruition. If you’re a fan of farmhouse, vintage styling then this may be the innovative idea you’re looking for.
5. Vintage Dresser
Don’t throw away that older dresser, instead, turn it into its own version of a vertical garden. Just chekc out this awesome, unique design we found at GrizzlyBearModern. The drawers instantly become places to keep, cultivate, and display your greens.
6. Constrained Pallet
Now we have the constrained palette from Apartment Therapy that is truly perfect for some of our small apartment owners. It fits nicely on a small patio or deck area and there’s just 4 steps to follow to make it happen. This isn’t for the well-versed gardener, it’s for anyone who wants to try their hands at the chore this spring.
7. Farmhouse Style
Twelve on Main shows off their simplistic, farmhouse vertical garden hat we love. You’ll have to DIY the fixtures, which are made with some recycle wood pieces and terracotta pots. Then have some time placing your herbs or succulents into their new home.
8. Wood Trellis
We’re loving the look of this trellis display. It’s functional for growing your garden of succulents, herbs, or smaller blooms, but it also doubles as a piece of art inside the home. Of course, it will also secure nicely on the back porch. Check out all of the details by visiting Vintage Revivals.
9. Stacked Crates
Little Green Dot went with a stack of wooden crates to build their vertical garden. Again, this is a great idea for those who are trying to save space in their own yard. Build up instead of across! You can find these crates at a local flea markets for budget-friendly prices!
10. Mesh Wall
You may not want to stack, instead you may want to secure your smallest blooms inside pots on an easy-to-access wall such as this. We’re loving this contemporary, yet traditional, design from AKA Design. Once built, it will be such an easy feat to care for your plants.
11. Tin Cans
Another classic choice is to go with tin cans. Turning them into planters isn’t a new idea but that’s what makes it one of our favorites. Grab all the details behind securing this fixture to your fences by visiting Ciera Design.
12. Hanging Planters
And finally, you can even create an easy, vertical garden by gathering up your hanging planters in such a way. Just look at this gorgeous set-up from Paper + Stitch. It’s easier than you think and you can use what’s already in your house.