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Garden Photo of the Day

Garden Photo of the Day

A living wall with flowing tresses

comments (8) September 30th, 2011 in blogs
MichelleGervais Michelle Gervais, Senior Editor
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Photo: Michelle Gervais

This gorgeous little living wall is at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The Mexican feather grass (Stipa tenuissima, USDA Hardiness Zones 7-11) almost acts as a frame of long, flowing blonde hair.

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Comments (8)

soilgoil writes: Yes, enchanting! I, too, would love to see an article on how to create living walls in Fine Gardening. I've seen the "wooly pockets", but I have a feeling that is not how this beautiful display is done. Surly Jo, thanks for the web address; I'm definitely going to check it out. Posted: 11:46 am on October 4th
LadyNightshade writes: This is truly lovely, but please tell me what the turquoise colored plant is. I'm new to gardening and have seen this in someone's yard on a trellis. I love the color! Posted: 1:04 pm on October 2nd
JardinDelSol writes: Thi is utterly enchanting! I have seen it done with succulents also, but this is particularly spectacular.... Posted: 4:23 pm on September 30th
JD39 writes: ...very impressed! how creative...how beautiful!! Posted: 4:15 pm on September 30th
SurlyJo writes: @Hobbit1: There is a good how-to on making a vertical garden out of a wood pallet on Life on the Balcony

http://lifeonthebalcony.com/how-to-turn-a-pallet-into-a-garden/

I want to try this sometime with sweet potato vine and vinca. I'll bet the design can be adapted to use salvaged shutters, cement block, or anything your imagination can dream up.
Happy Planting!
Posted: 9:24 am on September 30th
VioletV writes: Ditto on requesting instructions on how to make even a modest
version of a living wall, not to mention one as beautiful as this one. Posted: 9:15 am on September 30th
hobbit1 writes: Very cool. Hope about some instructions on how to make our own? Or has it been covered in a previous issue of Fine Gardening? Posted: 7:35 am on September 30th
LindaD02 writes: This is beautiful! What an amazing living work of art. Posted: 7:11 am on September 30th
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