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#1 User is offline   damnit 

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 01:58 PM

Hi all,

I moved into my new place not too long ago and suddenly had a big balcony to play with. Been planning this for a while, and finally manage to get the vertical garden up.

After some hard work drilling and setting the whole thing up, this is what it looks like. The whole system is on a water drip system. Still a long way to go though :)/>

As you can see, there are mostly ferns right now. The right side of the vertical garden is really bright and pockets on the last 2 columns have full sun all the way to 1pm.

Any ideas what plants I can put there?

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f174/joetoh/vertgard7.jpghttp://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f174/joetoh/vertgard9.jpg

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:15 PM

Some pics of the drip systems installed. Was quite fun setting this up :)/>

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f174/joetoh/vertgard4.jpghttp://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f174/joetoh/vertgard5.jpg

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#3 User is offline   Jesse 

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:19 PM

How about some money plants? You can also try dwarf peace lily at the shady portion.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 07:03 PM

Hi,

When you replied my topic of vertical garden, I followed the link to learn more :)/>

I intend to use plant gel instead of soil as my garden is indoor.
(http://www.plantgel.com)
Please share with me if you have experience such as what plants are suitable for the gel, in full shade, what fertilizer can use for the plant gel....

Thanks
Michele
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:33 PM

Can I ask where did you buy this felt pockets? also where did you get the drip system?

I think on the right side maybe grow some Bromeliads, as the flowers would be quite nice.
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Posted 10 May 2012 - 11:21 PM

View Postcdckjn2002, on 10 May 2012 - 09:33 PM, said:

Can I ask where did you buy this felt pockets? also where did you get the drip system?

I think on the right side maybe grow some Bromeliads, as the flowers would be quite nice.


Planter from http://www.plantsonwalls.com and drip system from http://www.dripdepot.com :)/>
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 08:29 AM

Ok, Thanks so much for the contact. Looks easy enough to DIY for the planter and dripping system. Good luck for your balcony.
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 09:01 AM

Nice work Joe.

You may wish to consider some Aeschynanthus and/or Anthurium (if shaded) for added colours. Alternatively, some neoregelia fireball if there are sufficient sun.
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Posted 11 May 2012 - 10:33 PM

may be you can add some phyllanthus myrtifolius for those sunny pocket.
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:30 AM

very nice! maidenhair ferns prefer a more protected env and would do better at the lower rows. You can try the potentially invasive rabbit foot ferns (Davallia), they have creeping rhizomes and will attach to your felt backing.
arent you concerned over mould and moss and moisture on the wall behind?
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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:03 PM

View Postislaverde, on 12 May 2012 - 09:30 AM, said:

very nice! maidenhair ferns prefer a more protected env and would do better at the lower rows. You can try the potentially invasive rabbit foot ferns (Davallia), they have creeping rhizomes and will attach to your felt backing.
arent you concerned over mould and moss and moisture on the wall behind?


yeah maidenhair ferns are really dainty and needs to be protected ... the lower pockets get sun after 10am and 1 pot of maidenhair already got burnt from it :(/> ... that's why the rest have moved to the top rows :)/>

not seen nice davallia yet ... are those like the ones we see attached on big trees along the roadside?

this is how it started ... sun streams in 45 degrees from the right and literally cooked some ferns and begonias i had when i was overseas!!!

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f174/joetoh/vertgard0.jpg

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 12:04 PM

View PostZealot, on 11 May 2012 - 09:01 AM, said:

Nice work Joe.

You may wish to consider some Aeschynanthus and/or Anthurium (if shaded) for added colours. Alternatively, some neoregelia fireball if there are sufficient sun.



thanks ... juz got 2 pots of Aeschynanthus Mona Lisa from FEF ... gonna mount it when I get the time ... probably on the lower pockets to cover the white wall above the water tank ;)/>
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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:40 PM

View Postdamnit, on 12 May 2012 - 12:04 PM, said:

thanks ... juz got 2 pots of Aeschynanthus Mona Lisa from FEF ... gonna mount it when I get the time ... probably on the lower pockets to cover the white wall above the water tank ;)/>


Nice. Going for all green? If not, can consider Ipomoea batatas black.

Russelia could also be interesting for a more unkempt look.
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:10 AM

View PostZealot, on 15 May 2012 - 10:40 PM, said:

Nice. Going for all green? If not, can consider Ipomoea batatas black.


Ipomoea batatas black looks cool ... anyone knows what the common name is? ... gotta hunt for it hehhee
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Posted 16 May 2012 - 06:09 PM

View Postdamnit, on 16 May 2012 - 10:10 AM, said:

Ipomoea batatas black looks cool ... anyone knows what the common name is? ... gotta hunt for it hehhee



sweet potato !
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 02:56 PM

Yes sweet potato but you must ask them is the "blackie" variant, not the common green leaves type.
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Posted 17 May 2012 - 04:15 PM

View Postdamnit, on 16 May 2012 - 10:10 AM, said:

Ipomoea batatas black looks cool ... anyone knows what the common name is? ... gotta hunt for it hehhee


ornamental sweet potato vine - there's one cultivar called 'Black Heart' & another cultivar called 'Blackie'.
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Posted 05 July 2012 - 07:04 PM

I like you themes
You should grow rose, sweet potato, chilly or anything what you want.
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 10:53 PM

Hope you have waterproof coating at your wall - otherwise the paint will pop out.
Have fun.
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Posted 15 July 2012 - 09:01 PM

View Postdamnit, on 10 May 2012 - 02:15 PM, said:

Some pics of the drip systems installed. Was quite fun setting this up :)/>

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f174/joetoh/vertgard4.jpghttp://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f174/joetoh/vertgard5.jpg


Hey do you use a tap water source or a water barrel?

Thanks.
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