The rooftop garden on this round clubhouse, surrounded by high-rise apartments in Bangalore, India, needed to provide a spectacular view for both clubhouse guests inside and apartment residents outside. Joly John of Shibanee & Kamal Architects created a hanging garden that provides a living focal point.
For an indoor hanging garden, Gabriela Eisenhart and Holly Conlan with WAKE + LOOM Design used succulents because they don't require a lot of water and are long-lasting. An extra touch is a mirror that reflects the sculptural plants in the living room. The hanging wood planters are from Anthropologie.
A hanging garden creates a wall of green along a walkway, hiding the community clubhouse behind it and giving pedestrians an escape from the bustle of Bangalore, India. The "Windmills of Your Mind" project by Joly John of Shibanee & Kamal Architects was an Association of Professional Landscape Designers 2015 winner.
Hanging gardens come in all sizes. For maximum impact, this massive wall at Avalon, a mixed-use development in metro Atlanta, features a wide variety of plantings. People living in the apartments above shops can view this oversized vertical garden.
Repurposed cartouche boxes, found at military supply stores and online, make perfect planters for a hanging garden. A concealed drip irrigation system waters all 10 planters for one minute each day, says designer Ryan Benoit. Draining water cascades down to the planter below.
Lush landscaping surrounds a pristine pool outside of a community clubhouse, creating a perfect gathering spot. Long green plantings drape over the clubhouse roof, giving the building a strong connection to its outdoor environment. The "Windmills of Your Mind" project by Joly John of Shibanee & Kamal Architects in Bangalore, India won a 2015 Association of Professional Landscape Designers award.
Bright green pots complement natural green herbs in a hanging garden, providing a colorful punch to this back deck. Eileen Beaver, who blogs at A Creative Day, created this hanging herb planter for the Home Depot Patio Style Challenge.
This tiny alleyway didn't have much room for a garden. Designer Seth Boor made use of the space off of the bedroom by designing a custom succulent garden wall hanging. The garden wall adds an unexpected touch over a bed of asparagus fern.
This hanging basket of sedums, dunce caps and those rubbery roses known as sempervivums can take the cold all winter long and the heat all summer long. Suspend it from your porch so you see color when you look out at the winter grays. RECIPE: Variegated Creeping Blue Sedum (Sedum sieboldii variegatum, Zones 6-8), 2 plants; Chinese Dunce Cap (Orostachys iwarenge, Zones 5-10), 2 plants; Dunce’s Cap (Orostachys malacophyllus, Zones 5-10); ‘Royanum’ (Sempervivum tectorum ‘Royanum’, Zones 5-10), 2 plants; ‘Quintessence’ (Sempervivum ‘Quintessence’, Zones 4-10), 2 plants; Blue Boy’ (Sempervivum ‘Blue Boy’, Zones 5-10), 2 plants; ‘Blue Spruce’ (Sedum reflexum ‘Blue Spruce’, Zones 4-10), 2 plants
These aren’t your grandmother’s garden mums! Dress your outdoor spaces with the newest in garden mums: trailing Skyfall garden mums (Chrysanthemum morifolium). The flowers open to reveal petite daisy-like blossoms that beckon late season pollinators. Create your own autumn fest by hanging baskets of mixed Skyfall garden mum varieties, including yellow, white and pink. Purchase baskets that are fully budded and just starting to open flowers to make sure you get the color you want. Then sit back and enjoy the floral fireworks as buds burst.
Ryan Benoit and Chantal Aida Gordon of The Horticult threaded stainless steel rods through terra-cotta pots and suspended them from horizontal surfaces. These striking vertical gardens can punch up the smallest balconies and patios.
An unused area in the yard was used to create a large raised bed garden. The grass in the area wasn't growing properly due to poor soil; but it received sun all day. Varying heights were used to accommodate root systems of different kind of plants, and to create visual interest.
Kate Richards of Drinking With Chickens holds her plants in a natural canvas shoe organizer. Fill the pockets directly with soil or place small plastic pots in each pocket. It’s a cheap solution and stores a large number of herbs.