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My Little balcony vertical garden

#1 User is offline   davwong 

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 08:23 PM

Being inspired by Patrick Blanc the master of vertical garden wall (www.verticalgardenpatrickblanc.com) and attend the workshop by Albert Quek at Hort Park recently, so here is my version. Concept same as Albert by using bamboo for framing and it is 2M high x 1M wide panel which consist of about 90 plus pots of plants.

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q296/davwong/Vertical%20Garden/IMG_4292.jpg

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q296/davwong/Vertical%20Garden/IMG_4287.jpg

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q296/davwong/Vertical%20Garden/IMG_4290.jpg

Closeup view.
http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q296/davwong/Vertical%20Garden/IMG_4289.jpg


Thanks for viewing.

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 08:25 PM

WOW!!
*speechless*
:wub:/> :wub:/> :wub:/>
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#3 User is offline   shamrock 

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 08:49 PM

that is just so amazing, davwong. incredible ... what more can i say? love the effect!

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 08:54 PM

WOW!!! Nicely done!!! :notworthy:/>
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 09:03 PM

Beautiful! How did you get this done? Bamboo as frame and add pots in between? Or you plant the plants into the bamboo frame?
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 09:44 PM

View PostDnn, on May 4 2009, 09:03 PM, said:

Beautiful! How did you get this done? Bamboo as frame and add pots in between? Or you plant the plants into the bamboo frame?
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Wow .... very nice! I am curious too how it's done. Any chance of seeing the step by step progression of your vertical garden? I didn't get a chance to attend the talk.
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 10:25 PM

View PostDnn, on May 4 2009, 09:03 PM, said:

Beautiful! How did you get this done? Bamboo as frame and add pots in between? Or you plant the plants into the bamboo frame?
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The pots are added between the bamboo frames.

View PostChawanmushi, on May 4 2009, 09:44 PM, said:

Wow .... very nice! I am curious too how it's done. Any chance of seeing the step by step progression of your vertical garden? I didn't get a chance to attend the talk.

Did not take any step by step photos but will try and find loose shots that I had taken and upload later.


Thanks all for the compliment.
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 10:27 PM

very very nice
very pro looking

how long does it take for you to put up the whole thing?
maybe you can share with us the "do" & "don't" in this setup

very nice :notworthy:/>
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 10:32 PM

:o/>

Jaw drop....
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#10 User is offline   davwong 

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 10:47 PM

View Postcrazyjellie, on May 4 2009, 10:27 PM, said:

very very nice
very pro looking

how long does it take for you to put up the whole thing?
maybe you can share with us the "do" & "don't" in this setup

very nice :notworthy:/>


Hi crazyjellie it quite simple, it took me less than half a day to do up the bamboo frame and fix it onto the wall, it's only the plants that need abit more time about 2 weeks to source for the 90 plus pot of plants.
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 11:00 PM

View Postdavwong, on May 4 2009, 10:47 PM, said:

Hi crazyjellie it quite simple, it took me less than half a day to do up the bamboo frame and fix it onto the wall, it's only the plants that need abit more time about 2 weeks to source for the 90 plus pot of plants.


half a day, you must be a super fast worker
does that wall of yours get much sunlight?

now i'm keen on attending the talk by Albert Lim
not that i have a wall to play with, just curious how the whole thing is done
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 11:13 PM

View Postcrazyjellie, on May 4 2009, 11:00 PM, said:

half a day, you must be a super fast worker
does that wall of yours get much sunlight?

now i'm keen on attending the talk by Albert Lim
not that i have a wall to play with, just curious how the whole thing is done


That wall of my receive only bright light or only a certain time of the year that a little of drirct sun, that is why I am looking into LED grow light. As for the bamboo frame, just image it a shoe rack mounted on the wall with pot of plant place at 45 dregee angle. I will try a post a photo of the framing tomorrow.
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 11:14 PM

well done....really beautiful scaping u got there:D
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Posted 04 May 2009 - 11:21 PM

I have a wall at my balcony and I dont know what to do with it ... yours is so nicely done ... whoh, I am so impressed :notworthy:/>
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 09:47 AM

:notworthy:/> :notworthy:/> wow! absolutely gorgeous and definitely a great piece of work! do share with us the do's and don'ts of making ur vertical garden :)/> does this mean that world farm will soon be running out of episcias, ferns, and the like? :P/>
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 10:21 AM

that is a good one.
love it.
tks for sharing.
do you use the hose to water the plants?
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 01:42 PM

great job dav! Will be waiting eagerly for the pics :notworthy:/>
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 03:00 PM

Here is the bamboo framing which is fixed to the wall with metal brackets before the plants goes in. The in between racks should be set at around 45 degrees so that the plants will be facing foward. the bamboo frame are fasten with plastic cable ties.

http://i139.photobucket.com/albums/q296/davwong/Vertical%20Garden/IMG_4221.jpg
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 03:34 PM

you say you new to gardening? WOW people here getting more and more modest. It looks great!!!!! Well done Dav.
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 05:39 PM

So do u get rid of the soil in the pots or leave them be?
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