The hanging garden is a perfect alternative for people who love plants, want to use them in decoration, but don’t have much space in their home or apartment. Also known as vertical gardens, this type of garden allows you to cultivate a beautiful green space even in places where, apparently, it was not possible to place plants.
Of course, making and maintaining a hanging garden requires a series of care to ensure that the plants placed in it will develop in the best possible way. Choosing the best location and the correct species are some of the important precautions to take when creating your hanging garden. We’ll talk more about them later in the text.
In this text, we’ll also tell you how to use this garden in your decoration and we’ll give you some tips on plants that adapt well to vertical gardens, in addition to showing some shapes and materials to make yours.
What to Know Before Making Your Hanging Garden
Some care is essential for you to be able to make a hanging garden and keep it always beautiful, with live and well-developed plants. The first step is to choose the place to install your garden.
The choice of location is essential and will determine many things, such as the shape it will have, the material that will be used and which plants you can put in your garden. It is essential that this chosen location is illuminated. Whether in the kitchen, living room or outdoors, it is important for the health of your plants that the place receives a good amount of light. We will also show in this text some ideas for a place for you to install your vertical garden.
Another point you should know before planning your hanging garden is which plants are most recommended for this use. You will need to find out which species adapt well to this shape, how much light they need and how they are watered, i.e. how often they should be watered. Having this information will help you know how to maintain this garden.
In addition to these two points, another important issue to be resolved is the choice of material that will be used to build this hanging garden. It can be made of a pet bottle, built on wire, on a pallet, among other materials.
Image 1: Beautiful shelf full of plants!
Where to install your hanging garden
As we said, choosing the location where your vertical garden will be installed is extremely important. For it to become another beautiful element in the decoration of your home or apartment, it is important that the flowers and plants are beautiful, well cared for and developed. For this, you should choose a well-lit place, where it is easier for most plant species to grow.
Hanging garden in the living room
The living room is always the highlight room in a house, where we receive visitors and meet with the family. A vertical garden can add extra charm to the environment, giving more life to the room. Even if the room is small, this type of garden fits very well in the decor, being ideal for smaller spaces, as it abuses places such as shelves, optimizing space.
Hanging garden in the kitchen
It is also very common to see vertical gardens in kitchens. It can be a perfect space for you to set up a vegetable garden, for example, and always have spices and fresh herbs close by. Just avoid placing the hanging garden in a very stuffy place, as this can hinder plant development.
Hanging garden in the bathroom
Image 2: Here the plants were hung on wooden stairs, bringing a rustic feel to the bathroom.
The bathroom can be the perfect environment to have a garden. This is usually a room with more humidity, which helps the plants to develop. Pay attention to the amount of light.
Outdoor suspended garden
Whether on a balcony or in a larger backyard, the hanging garden can be a good alternative to make your outdoor area even more beautiful and alive, optimizing space. A good tip is to put it on a wall next to a swimming pool!
Vertical garden in the bedroom
This is a great way for you to get your room full of plants. The decoration of a room can be even more beautiful and modern with such a garden. It can be installed with a wire mesh, on shelves or with pallets.
Materials for making a vertical garden
Your vertical garden can be built from the most diverse materials. Below are some that are very easy to use.
Wooden suspended garden
Image 3: In this reference, hanging plants such as philodendrons and pythons on wooden shelves were used.
Wood is beautiful when used in gardens and its color is perfect to contrast with the green of the plants. It doesn’t have to be a fine wood to be used for this purpose. You can use pallets and fair crates to build your hanging garden. Just use a base and nail the wood.
Pet bottle suspended garden
This is a practical, sustainable and inexpensive idea. You can reuse the pet bottles you already consume on a daily basis. Make a cutout in the middle of them to make room for the plants. Bottles can be secured with nylon string or wire. This material is best suited for outdoor environments.
Garden suspended in wire
Do you know those wire mesh that are often used to surround and protect environments? They can be very useful for your hanging garden. Simply attach them to a wooden stand and hang the vases on it with hooks. Perfect!
Garden suspended on concrete blocks
There are often materials left over from the construction of our houses. Concrete blocks are great materials for building a vertical garden. Just stack them in an interesting way and plant the seedlings in the holes they have in the middle.
Best plants for hanging garden
Image 4: In this example, we see that cut flowers hanging on a wooden ladder were used, bringing a romantic air to the environment.
After choosing the material you will use to make your vertical garden, it is time to choose the garden plants you will use. To help, we’ve separated five species for you to get inspired and start your garden.
Money in bunches
It has this name because its leaves have a rounded shape. It takes up little space and is a plant that can be used as a pendant. Its maintenance is also simple. Just keep your solid moist and don’t let it get in direct sunlight.
Pepperonis also have hanging foliage. There are several types of this plant, each with a shape and color. It’s also perfect for indoors as it doesn’t like direct sunlight.
This is a delicate and easily adaptable plant. It needs warmth, moisture and light to develop. However, direct sun is not indicated.
This is a very common plant in landscaping. She is a type of vine and has plants of different sizes and varied color. Unlike the others we talked about, it does well and develops without problems in sunny environments.
Now see over 55 examples of hanging garden and get inspired to create your own!
Image 5: Another beautiful example of hanging plants being used to form this suspended garden in a bathroom.
Image 6: A dry branch can be used to hang your plants, creating this distinctive look.
Image 7: Straw baskets and shelves were used to create this green environment in the bathroom.
Image 8: In this inspiration, we see another environment using a wooden ladder as a support for the hanging garden. If your bathroom is lit like this, a fern like the one in the photo is a great choice, as it loves light and humidity.
Image 9: Hanging garden composed of beautiful chokedamps compose a modern and green environment.
Image 10: Another beautiful example of chokedamps being used to compose a vertical garden.
Image 11: See how this modern shelf stood out with these beautiful plants.
Image 12: Wooden slats secured with sisal rope were used to support the plants in this vertical garden.
Image 13: Hanging plants, such as the boa constrictor and monster adenosine, and plants such as the pile and the mini Adam’s rib, were used to compose this vertical garden on wooden shelves
Image 14: Monochromatic wire mesh and vases were used to create this modern vertical garden.
Image 15: A simple boa constrictor vase was used to create this beautiful effect on the door.
Image 16: This time, the wire mesh was used as a support to create this green wall effect, using plants such as hanging asparagus, fern, philodendron, deer horn, maidenhair, among others.
Image 17: Hanging garden using the pearl necklace plant creates a differentiated effect.
Image 18: A wire mesh installed next to the stair rail gave this beautiful result.
Image 19: White shelf used as a support for plants.
Image 20: Structure of clothes rack and macramé were used to create this hanging garden.
Image 21: Pallet structure on the wall brings a rustic air to the suspended garden.
Image 22: Suspended garden with boa constrictor and wooden stairs, bringing charm to the environment.
Image 23: Macramé’s make up a Bohol style hanging garden and can be used in various places in the house.
Image 24: Steel ropes and wooden shelves make up this beautiful hanging garden.
Image 25: Brass support and earthenware vases in the kitchen can add more charm to the room.
Image 26: Black and white Macramé’s bring modernity and elegance to the environment.
Image 27: Beautiful wooden structure used as a vertical garden.
Image 28: With only a support attached to the ceiling, simple vases and ropes, it was possible to make this beautiful hanging garden.
Image 29: Pendant philodendrons attached to the wall were used to compose this vertical garden.
Image 30: In this example, we see a beautiful combination of brick and wood with the green of plants.
Image 31: See how the simple installation of these three pendant plants changed the whole environment.
Image 32: Beautiful and simple hanging garden.
Image 33: See how these beautiful crates look beautiful hanging with ropes and with plants inside.
Image 34: It is not only with hanging plants that we can make our vertical garden. This inspiration uses succulents in pots and white shelves to bring a modern feel to the room.
Image 35: Maranda’s and hanging plants were placed across the stairs.
Image 36: Hanging plants attached to the ceiling create an interesting effect on windows.
Image 37: Beautiful support full of plants and attached to the ceiling.
Image 38: Beautiful wooden support, combined with white macramé. Beautiful!
Image 39: Beautiful macramé with hanging plant giving this room a lot of charm.
Image 40: Beautiful wooden support, with plants of different species.
Image 41: Once again, wood proves to be the perfect material.
Image 42: See how beautiful this example of a garden, with several hanging plants.
Image 43: On this veranda, the hanging garden was installed on a wire panel, with hanging pots.
Image 44: Optimizing space and taking advantage of every place in the small room, this garden was made with macramé’s hanging from the ceiling.
Image 45: Another example of how to use a clothes rack to create a beautiful garden.
Picture 46: The wooden shelf with plants made all the difference in this simply and elegantly decorated room.
Image 47: Outdoor area with several hanging gardens, which make the environment even more beautiful!
Image 48: Another plant inspiration that can become a frame for the door.
Image 49: Simple garden, made with crates and placed on the wall.
Image 50: Beautiful contrast of the blue wall with the green of the plant and the metal of the wire, which supports the garden.
Image 51: To make this garden, wooden windows were used, which were used as support.
Image 52: See how this vertical garden brought even more beauty to this beautiful porch.
Picture 53: Only with clay pots and simple wooden shelves this beautiful garden was built.
Image 54: In this example, we see a more modern alternative: clay vases with a metal frame.
Image 55: Beautiful inspiration for people who prefer a more laid-back look!
Image 56: Look how beautiful this wall is all of greens.
Image 57: See how your room’s decor works very well.
Image 58: Simple garden, but still makes all the difference in the decoration.
Image 59: Simple and practical way to make your garden using a pallet.
Image 60: In this garden, the preference was for dark green plants. Very stylish!
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