April 11, 2011

living wall.

i am obsessed with the idea of living walls and i have been since my "planning for sustainability" courses in college.

after trying to find a semi-coherent DIY project for lamens, i stumbled upon woolly pockets, or more specifically wally pockets.

they are wall bags made from recycled plastic that can hold up to 20lbs in soil and plant. you simply arrange the plants (succulents in our case), hang the bags with dry wall screws, and then re- arrange the plants in the bag on the wall. could it be easier to get a vertical garden? no. i did the research and it could not.

they also have some fancy "tongue" that acts as a little irrigation system so the water doesnt gather at the bottom of the hanging bag. and the fact that they are made out of plastic makes them a lot more breathable... i am not a scientist... but all of this translates into: your plants will require very little water and it will be very hard to kill them. cheers.

i purchased two of the "wally three" pouches. i splurged on two day shipping because i am so excited.

we are simply going to hang them from the wooden fence in our backyard. it will add greenery and a sense of landscape to the backyard without taking up square footage. we will see!

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