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Melinda's Garden Moment 07/06/12

<span style="font-family:Arial">Melinda Meyers shows us how to plant in even the smallest places.</span>

If you have spots you want to add plants to, but it doesn't seem possible, think again.

 

Melinda Meyers shows us how to plant in even the smallest places with this week's Melinda's Garden Moment.

 

Green walls are all the rage. They green up otherwise non-plantable spaces and can even help conserve energy.

 

You can make your own or buy one of the vertical planting systems now on the market.

 

Flexible hanging containers like this are designed to mount on walls.  Some are designed specifically for indoor use and have built in water barriers to prevent damage.

 

Simply fill the bottom of the pocket with a well-drained potting mix.  Place transplants inside the planter with roots touching the watering wick. Cover the roots with potting mix and water.

 

This vertical garden has a watering mat to insure every section is evenly watered.  Partially fill each section with a well-drained potting mix and plant.  I am using drought tolerant, low growing hens and chicks for low maintenance and a pretty display. Water in the plants and mount your planter on a wall. 

 

I'm Melinda Myers, check out our website for this and other gardening tips.

 

For all your garden moments, including how to make your garden beautiful and fruitful, log on to yourerie.com.

 

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