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Your Walls and Roof Can Be Living Green (3 videos)

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We’ve shown you farms and vegetables gardens on the flat roofs of commercial buildings. Perhaps you’ve thought “if I ever build a new house I’ll look into it.”

You don’t have to wait that long. You can put plants all over an upright wall, this is known as a vertical living wall garden. One idea is below and a second is on page 2. You can use any wall that gets sun; even the wall of a balcony on the 9th floor of your apartment building.

If you feel more ambitious, the residential green roof on page 3 will make your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

Build a Very Simple Vertical Living Wall Garden

This video shows you a very simple way to construct a green wall. All you need is a plastic unit that you buy, into which you pop lightweight soil and plants. There are a number of different units on the market; check out your local plant store or search online.

Watch this video and see how easy it is. The video shows ornamental plants, but you can also grow vegetables on this vertical garden.

The living green wall on page 2 is more of a DIY project.

Photo credit: spaceamoeba

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9:00AM PST on Dec 13, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

1:29AM PDT on Apr 27, 2012

Thanks for the article.

7:54AM PST on Jan 15, 2011

Thanks for the info

2:54PM PST on Nov 19, 2010

interesting

9:14PM PST on Nov 18, 2010

nice thought, saved, shared, e-mailed. Thank You.

9:41AM PST on Nov 18, 2010

Wooohooo!! Yes!:-)

4:22AM PDT on Sep 6, 2010

thanks

4:43PM PDT on Sep 1, 2010

Cool !!
Thanks .

5:39AM PDT on Sep 1, 2010

beyyyioutiful

11:40PM PDT on Aug 26, 2010

wow - would love to try this!

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