Living Walls for the Indoors

May 7, 2010 at 12:19 am Leave a comment

Want to grow plants indoors? Why not maximize indoor space and grow them vertically on a wall? In today’s New York Times, reporter Kristina Shevory writes about the increasing numbers of people who are installing “living walls” in their homes.

The original “green wall” – created by French botanist Patrick Blanc in 1988 – contained felt, not soil, to hold the plants in place. Blanc knew that plants could survive on water and fertilizer alone, without any soil at all. Today easier-to-install modular systems are available, but they require soil. The article features several New Yorkers who have indoor “vertical gardens,” including a horticulturalist who tried to replicate the rain forest in his Manhattan apartment.

It’s an interesting article, and the photos are great.

For a related post on edible walls, click here.

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