Containers are available in more shapes and sizes than ever before, but they can take up a lot of floor space on your deck or patio. Now there is a Wall Garden that attaches to a wall to create a waterfall-like garden effect. You can make your own hanging gardens of Babylon on your back balcony without taking over the sitting area.
The Wall Garden containers are only 10 inches thick, so they are easy to secure to a wall. They have "pots" embedded in the front side where up to 30 plants can be grown, and the top can be planted as well. Made from terra cotta-colored, UV-resistant polyethylene, they can be left outdoors all season without cracking or fading. The containers come in two sizes: 2 feet tall by 2 feet wide, and 2 feet tall by 3-1/3 feet wide; but they can be stacked to create an even larger wall planting.
For more information on these space-saving wall containers, go to: Lee Valley.
Article published on April 11, 2006.