In a word: Simplicity.
- The simple mass planting of one flower species creates a restful, yet intriguing, color-play of closely related hues reminiscent of the color field paintings of Mark Rothko.
- And they're edible! Any trailing trailing plant, but particularly annuals with a long flowering period and multi-colored blooms, would be suitable. Think Calibrachoa, Verbena, Petunia, etc.
- The simple, bookshelf-style frame is extremely well crafted, but is designed without frills to serve as a background to the planting.
- The deep shelving permits the use of common flower pots rather than specialty inserts, as with some of the new-fangled vertical gardening systems.
The downside? This baby would be extremely heavy, especially with wet soil.
A vertical garden can be a practical space saver and a work of art. Are you ready to include one in your landscape?