Gardeners are not limited to the ground underneath their feet. Vertical garden-ing is becoming widespread as gardeners take their creativity to new heights.
Vertical edible gardening has many advantages:
Makes harvesting easier
Can be constructed wherever you have sun
Can provide privacy
Easy to maintain
Vining plants grown vertically take up much less space so a vertical container allows you to grow more in smaller areas like a patio or deck. Vertical gardens also allow for use of non-traditional spaces like walls and fences. Vertical spaces make maintaining your garden easier since problems like weeds, ground-dwelling pests and soil-borne diseases basi-cally become non-existent.
While edible gardens are wonderful, many of us just want the beauty of flowers. Things as simple as turning birdhous-es, teacups and old mailboxes into miniature garden spaces, repurposing old furniture and bathtubs, allows for the gardener to transform gardens into works of art.