Gardening Sustainably at the Los Angeles Garden Show

May 07, 2010

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Photo Credit: Carlsbad Current Argus

Last weekend, gardeners from around Southern California and beyond gathered at the Los Angeles Arboretum for Living Green: Essentials for the Home Gardener, the latest edition of the L.A. Garden Show. Visitors were able to view a selection of beautiful gardens that incorporate sustainability and best practices for edible gardening.

Woolly Pocket was right at home as an ideal vertical garden system for a “Habitat Wall” designed by Stephanie Barton & Mayita Dinos. Their design caught the eye of celebrated garden writer, Debra Prinzing, who recently wrote in her review of the show:

using the Woolly Pockets planting system, the installation overflowed with plants providing nectar, larval food, forage and nesting spots for local butterflies, bees and birds…

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Photo Credit: Debra Prinzing

A successful garden will inevitably have multiple benefits. One we find particularly Woolly is providing nature’s critters with nourishment and sanctuary. In urban gardens, this is especially important. Another benefit of a vertical garden is the cooling effect that plants provide as they absorb the sun’s energy, instead of heating your home. In the winter, the living wall insulates the home, retaining heat where you need it, indoors.

We’ll be sharing more benefits of vertical gardens in future blog posts. For now, visit our website to learn more about the Wally Vertical Gardening System. Happy gardening!

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