dlowan
 
Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2008 04:39 am
I just saw a piece on Patrick Blanc, who designs wonderful vertical gardens and was enchanted:

http://www.verticalgardenpatrickblanc.com/

http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/01/15/vertical-gardens-by-patrick-blanc/

http://echostudiochicago.com/learn/patrick-blancs-vertical-gardens
Vertical veggies:

http://www.no-dig-vegetablegarden.com/vertical-gardens.html

http://www.abc.net.au/gardening/stories/s2058317.htm


http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/uploads/leblancmurvegetal1.jpg


http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/uploads/leblancmurvegetal2.jpg

http://echostudiochicago.com/learn/images/patrick-blanc-c.jpg

http://www.greenpacks.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/caixaforum-vertical-garden-madrid.jpg


They can happen inside, as well....

http://echostudiochicago.com/learn/images/patrick-blanc-a.jpg

http://www.psfk.com/wp-content/uploads/s19031.gridserver.com/wp-content/uploads/psfk.com/_postimages_article_5734_largearticlephoto-tm.jpg


As I looked around, I discovered that this is available for apartment dwellers and folk with small gardens (or big ones)..and there are already people advertising them:

http://www.fytogreen.com.au/products/verticalgarden/index.html

http://www.ozoux.com/eclectic/archive/2006/10/30/images/greenwall.jpg


I suppose lots of you have known about this for years, but I hadn't, and I think the concept enchanting as well as possibly environmentally useful.

What do you think?

Is this something you'd like to do in your place?











 
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2008 04:59 am
@dlowan,
I like them. Some interesting phtos (and ifos, but all in French only) are on the "greenwall website":
http://www.greenwall.fr/index.html

Btw: there are even some indoors:

http://i34.tinypic.com/15y7jv9.jpg (in Alsace)


Quite a lot are in Paris, some of those on the official Paris website: http://www.paris.fr/portail/viewmultimediadocument?multimediadocument-id=25373
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2008 05:10 am
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:
I suppose lots of you have known about this for years, but I hadn't, and I think the concept enchanting as well as possibly environmentally useful.

What do you think?

Is this something you'd like to do in your place?


When we were in Paris (and France) lasr week, we actually saw such ... but as said: used to it, I didn't take photos (just looked through discs).

In Paris, btw, they more often create gardens (sic!) on those smaaaall but loooong balconies ...


Living and having lived always with gardens (and parks) around me, I actually wouldn't want them. Here, and now, that is.

But if ....
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littlek
 
  2  
Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2008 08:45 am
@dlowan,
Wow, how do they do that!?
sozobe
 
  3  
Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2008 08:55 am
@littlek,
Yeah?!

How do you water them, for example?

I wonder about that, environmentally-speaking. Seems like they'd require a lot more watering than horizontal gardens...?
littlek
 
  1  
Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2008 09:00 am
@sozobe,
My guess is that there's a recycling system for water, especially for the indoor ones. You know those water-walls? Like that. My other guess is that while some plants do grow on vertical surfaces naturally, others may be in pockets of earth - sort of terraced-like.
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dlowan
 
  3  
Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2008 09:01 am
@sozobe,
Erm...if'n you go to the links... ; )

They be hydroponic...planted in some kind of felt, and there is a reservoir below the installation with water with nutrients...it is pumped up to the top and trickles down, and gets recirculated.
littlek
 
  2  
Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2008 09:04 am
@dlowan,
Aha! I was right about the water.
dlowan
 
  2  
Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2008 09:06 am
@littlek,
That's cos you be smart.









and bootiful.



Do you like the hamster avatar I ahave changed into?


I would love one of those walls for my balcony!
littlek
 
  2  
Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2008 09:07 am
@dlowan,
true true
dlowan
 
  2  
Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2008 09:08 am
@littlek,
AND very agreeable!
sozobe
 
  2  
Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2008 09:10 am
@dlowan,
Links? You're making me CLICK on LINKS and READ them?!!

Oh. OK.

Cool.
dlowan
 
  1  
Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2008 09:14 am
@sozobe,
Sure...you know how to follow a link, don't you?


Just pucker your middle finger and apply pressure....
dlowan
 
  1  
Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2008 09:19 am
@dlowan,
This is completely off topic, but I was just about to report a bug to the help desk.

I forgot this was my thread and thumbed it up....then was immediately surprised because it "took"

So I tried it again....it "took" again.

I was just filling out a bug ticket, when I thought to check on the index page....heehee...we appear to be able to vote for ourselves, and it looks as though it registers, but it doesn't.

Great way of keeping naughty thumbs busy!
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littlek
 
  2  
Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2008 10:04 am
@dlowan,
What hampster? Sorry, a little distracted at chez nous.
dlowan
 
  2  
Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2008 10:10 am
@littlek,
You have the old (and doubtless soon to be again) avatar in your browser cache...at present I am a hamster gargoyle.

http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/d2b63e28bc34f2a3c2e0aa9c24bd68dc?r=R&d=identicon&s=60
littlek
 
  1  
Reply Sat 30 Aug, 2008 01:42 pm
@dlowan,
brow...ser......cash?
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