Houston-based blogger Valerie, the green-thumbed gal behind the blog Vertical Garden, never lets small spaces get her down.
The urban gardening maven lives by one simple rule: garden upwards, not outwards. And we could all learn a thing or two from her resourcefulness, no matter how much space we have at our disposal.
To liven up a bland and boring fence on her urban patio, the crafty blogger looked to something every gardener has plenty of - terra cotta pots.
Using a bit of know-how and some affordable hanging hardware, Valerie created a lovely vertical garden setup in mere minutes from ceramic pots she already had on hand.
Take a page from her book and plant decorative flowers, or use your new hanging garden to grow herbs for the kitchen.
This versatile setup can also be used to add a touch of green to tree trunks, deck support poles and even brick. So, get creative and customize your space the eco-friendly way.
Ready to give it a try? Get step-by-step instructions on how to make it yourself at Vertical Garden.
For another easy garden fix, check out how to make a no-drip watering can from plastic recyclables.
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