Create Living Walls to Hide Lawn and Garden Equipments
Laurel Burik has created some amazing living walls using our Living Wall Planters and Wallys in her beautiful garden as a way to disguise some of her unsightly equipments in her yard, like a water tank and gas meter and pipes. We are absolutely inspired and wowed by her plant varieties. Here’s what the incredible Laurel had to say about her wonderful garden. Thanks so much, Laurel!
The backyard is almost completely on a drip system – even the lawn has a subsurface drip. I think these days an emphasis on water conservation as well as vertical and rooftop gardens should be made. Plants help clean the air and provide shade, and with vertical gardens, even apartment and condo dwellers can have a garden, indoors or out. And beauty! They provide beauty!
First, the pool equipment screen using three Wally Fives in chocolate. Planted mostly with a variety of ferns but also geranium. The planting bed below will fill up and out, with ccanthus, ligularia, a variety of hostas, and (not seen in this photo) justicia carnea.
For the garage wall, I painted a mottled brown to match the wall opposite. The color blends with the chocolate Living Wall Planters and makes the plants really pop. More ugly equipment to hide with plants. The planters are filled butterfly amaryllis, hellebore, helichrysum petiolare ‘limelight’, gloxinia sylvatica, chameleon plant, begonia, talinum paniculatum ‘limon,’ and a lipstick plant that had been neglected is now quite happy with fresh soil and a new home. Also a variety of taro, alocasia, hosta, and plectranthus. The plants will fill out, some plants will drape down, and the planting bed below will fill up and out, hiding the gas meter and irrigation valves and timer.