How you build this project is all about choice. There are no set number of pots (you can go as high as the longest piece of rebar you can find); no special sizes of pots (just be sure to begin with the largest and minimize in size to the top); no specific type of pot and the only tools I used were a drill to make holes for the rebar and a saw to cut the supporting wood to the size of the largest pot. And of course it can be planted with many different types of plants. I can't tell you how many plants you'll need, it took 57 plants for mine. However you build it, I hope you have as much fun as I did when I built mine!
How To Build A Tipping Vertical Garden!
STEP 1: Measure, drill a hole through each (for the size of the rebar), and insert, two pieces of wood (one across the top of the other) in the bottom of the largest pot as shown; insert the rebar through both pieces to the bottom of the pot.
STEP 3: Take the next pot in size, thread the hole in the bottom onto the rebar and set it in the bottom pot at an angle. Fill it with soil.
STEP 2: Fill the pot with the soil of your choice, as shown.
STEP 4: Continue the process in step three with each additional pot you add. The finished garden should look similar to the above picture.
STEP 5: Fill the pots up with the plants of your choice and enjoy!
A Transformation Project!
This is what this corner looked like when we first moved into our house. Though there was a lot of stuff that had to be removed, removing the bamboo was the toughest part of the job. It had been left to grow and multiply for years.
My multitalented son laid out this patio and I had the "tough part" of shopping for just the right furniture! If you have an area that's an eyesore, you too can turn it into eye candy! Enjoy!!
A NEW PATHWAY!
It took six months to go from the above picture to the path below. That's because I did it the hard way. I covered the whole path with newspapers and weighed the paper down by covering it with heavy rocks. I let it sit for 6 months before I picked it all up, put down landscaping paper and covered that with the decorative rock and pavers. It was worth it, no weeds came back and still haven't!
Removed 3 Sand Cherry Bushes; Planted An Arizona Willow Tree, a Lavender Bush and edged walkway with Red and White Dianthus plants. All the stakes you see in the south area are planted with Dahlias of all colors, shapes and sizes. When they grow up they will add interest to this site!
My new path started out looking like this. Yikes!
Step 1 Measured length and width; cleared away all the grass and weeds:
Sprayed grass weed killer and raked it in thoroughly:
Pounded the dirt down to even it out:
Lined the pathway with news paper, it will decompose!
Put landscaping paper on top of that: I am determined the weeds will not get thru.
Put the stepping stones in place:
Added rock: I will be putting in edging and perhaps some other color of rock along the edges: So there you have it!
My Herb Wheel Garden Layout
My Fall/Winter Garden of several varieties of lettuce and collard greens.