Monday, August 26, 2013

The Professional's Guide to The Bright Green Grovert Vertical Gardening System


A huge emerging architectural trend is the design of building structures that incorporate the use of vertical gardens.  Whether inside or outside, vertical gardens provide substantial benefits to both commercial and residential property owners alike.  First and foremost, vertical gardens create a pleasing and calming environment.  Vertical gardens also have an added benefit of enhancing privacy.  Not only do vertical gardens help reduce echos and other noises, they can also have the added benefit of reducing visibility in areas that a property owner desires to keep more private.  The above benefits can serve to reduce stress, make the property more useful/enjoyable - and perhaps ultimately increase the property commercial value. 

A pre-fabricated vertical gardening system is the most inexpensive and efficient way to go about designing a vertical garden because these systems contain all the parts needed to create a garden and do not require any special tools or expertise to assemble.  Of particular note are BrightGreen vertical gardening systems.


Double Bright Green Grovert (BG8) with Frame
Double Bright Green GroVert with Frame
BrightGreen is a leading vertical garden manufacturer based in Michigan.  BrightGreen's GroVert Living Wall Planter is popular among  architects and do it yourself homeowners.  The GroVert planter features ease of use and versatility.  All that is required to install the planter is the mounting of a bracket, filling the garden container with plants and hanging the container.  And speaking of versatility, BrightGreen's GroVert planter can be clustered to create unique designs, such as corporate logos or customized designed accents.  The GroVert can be accessorized with a variety of accessories including the GroVert Irrigator, Collector tray, or the wood frame surround.

Anyone engaged in real estate development, whether as an architect, interior designer, or a do it yourself homeowner, should consider incorporating a virtual garden in their projects.  The benefits strongly outweigh the costs.



A Spotlight Review of the Polanter Vertical Gardening System

Today we are taking an in depth look at the Polanter vertical gardening kit.  At first blush the Polanter could be a perfect gift for a young child.  It is kid friendly because it comes in eight different colors and is extremely easy to assemble.  In fact, assembly is really optional with the Polanter because no assembly is required to vertically mount the Polanter.

But the great thing about the Polanter is that, although it is kid friendly, it is not a toy.  The Polanter is, in all respects, a serious vertical gardening system.  In fact, the manufacturer, New Zealand based WaterGain, Ltd., put a great deal of thought into the Polanter's innovative design.  For example, the Polanter features an integrated watering system that uniquely waters your plants from the bottom to the top. A water spout located at the bottom of the Polanter connects to a leaking watering tube that extends the Polanter's entire length.  Gardeners can simply attach a water hose to the spout and water travels upwards through the watering tube and, in the process, efficiently leaks water throughout the Polanter. 

Additionally, the Polanter was designed with style and versatility in mind.  Not only does it come in eight colors - dark green, light green, pink, lavender, black, blue, white, and terra cotta -
but it can also be configured for mounting in four different positions: fixed vertical, horizontal on a windowsill, hanging vertical or horizontal on a wall.


So the Polanter is not just a plant container, it is tantamount to a canvas for artistic gardening  expression.  Included with the Polanter is all of the mounting brackets, screws, and parts needed to mount the Polanter in any of the available mounting options.  Additionally, the Polanter includes plant hole plugs that cover the appropriate unused planting holes so that gardeners may mount the planter without worrying about water leaks.

The polanter does not truly require assembly.  The polanter comes fully assembled as a free standing vertical garden and you can install the optional mounting brackets if you want to hang the polanter of mount it on a vertical surface.

In conclusion, the Polanter is an exceptional vertical gardening system because of its versatility and innovation, as reflected by the  Polanter's optional colors, mounting flexibility, and watering system.  For this reason, the Polanter name is a brand that every vertical gardener should get to know. 

A Spotlight Review of the Flower Tower Floor Standing Vertical Gardening System

Today we are taking an in depth look at the Floor Standing Flower Tower vertical gardening kit, which is popularly known as the Flower Tower Free Standing Planter.  As its name suggests the "Free Standing" Flower Tower stands on its own once assembled, which stands in contrast to the Wall Mounted Flower Tower.  The advantage of vertical gardening kits like the Flower Tower, is that they give gardeners everything needed to quickly and easily create a vertical garden.  The Flower Tower, for instance, is easily assembled without the use of any tools and it comes with everything needed to create a vertical gardening system.

The Flower Tower's UK manufacturer designed it to showcase your colorful, beautiful plants.  Standing at almost three feet (34"), The Free Standing Flower Tower is made of environmentally friendly plastic.
Free Standing Flower

There is no debating that the Flower Tower is very easy to assemble.  The Flower Tower conveniently ships in an easy to open plastic bag container which includes simple, illustrated assembly instructions printed on the bag.  Assembly is quite simple and takes less than five minutes.  Inside the packaging you will find a perforated, rectangular, plastic plant vertical gardening housing container that must be folded to create cylinder that houses the plants.  Once folded, the cylinder is firmly held in place by built in tabs which snap into the holes located throughout the housing container.  Particular care must be made to ensure that the tab ends are pushed completely through each cylinder hole because the tabs' function is to hold the cylinder together.  After creating the housing cylinder, all that is required is attaching five small plastic tubes  together.  These small tubes easily connect together to form a 74 cm (29") watering tube that conveniently distributes water throughout the entire plant ecosystem.  The cylinder is attached to the base by turning and aligning the cylinder's pre-cut slits with little plastic nodules on the base.  Afterwards, the watering tube easily fits into a slot located in the center of the base unit.  Once that is done, you have fully assembled the Flower Tower. 
Once you have assembled your Flower Tower, you can start to enjoy using it.  The Flower Tower is marketed as a "go anywhere/grow anywhere" gardening system.  It is certainly a light weight, mobile vertical gardening system when it does not have potting soil.  However, relocating the Flower Tower after it has been filled with potting soil may not be advisable, as it is unclear how well the light weight plastic structure can handle being moved with a maximum load.  In any event, the Flower Tower seems to fit perfectly well in any environment, whether on a patio, balcony, or a foyer.  Again, the star of the show is the plants that are housed in the Flower Tower, not the Flower Tower itself.

You will also discover that planting with the Flower Tower is pretty easy, thanks in part to the fact that the housing cylinder contains planting holes with approximate 2" diameters.  The manufacturer modestly notes that the planting holes are standard nursery plant size.  But the Flower Tower has a couple of well thought out design features that are anything but standard.  For instance, the "standard nursery plant size" planting holes feature slitted edges that are designed to give when you inserting or removing plants.  This makes the planting process much more pleasant than trying to force a plant through an unforgiving planting hole.  Additionally, even the Flower Tower's watering tube is innovative.  The watering tube features water distribution holes that are larger at the top of the tube and that become smaller as you reach the bottom of the tube.  This design feature ensures that water is effectively spread throughout the plant ecosystem and that none of the water ends of sitting at the bottom of the Flower Tower.  Amazingly, it takes only about 10 seconds to water the entire garden using the watering tube.

In conclusion, the Flower Tower is a great product for a gardener who desires to quickly and easily start a vertical garden.  The tower is versatile in that it can be placed in any number of places and it is easy to maintain.      


A Spotlight Review of the Flower Tower Wall Mounted Vertical Gardening System


Today we are taking an in depth look at the Wall Mounted Flower Tower vertical gardening kit.  The advantage of vertical gardening kits like the Flower Tower, is that they give gardeners everything needed to quickly and easily create a vertical garden.  The Flower Tower, for instance, is easily assembled without the use of any tools and it comes with everything needed to create a vertical gardening system. 

The Wall Mounted Flower Tower shares a lot in common with its cousin, the Free Standing Flower Tower, except for one very obvious distinction.  The Wall Mounted Flower Tower is designed for wall mounting, whereas the Free Standing Flower Tower is designed to be placed on horizontal surfaces.



Wall Mounted Flower Tower

Other than that distinction, the Wall Mounted Flower Tower shares the same design technology as its cousin. The Wall Mounted Flower Tower stands a modest 63 centimeters tall or just under 25 inches and is made of environmentally friendly plastic.  The Wall Mounted Flower Tower is pretty easy to assemble.  It conveniently ships in an easy to open plastic bag container which includes simple, illustrated assembly instructions printed on the bag.  Assembly is quite simple and takes less than five minutes.  Inside the packaging you will find a perforated, plastic vertical gardening housing container that must be folded to create a semi-cylindrical shaped container that houses the plants.  Once folded, the cylinder is firmly held in place by built in tabs which snap into the holes located throughout the housing container.  Particular care must be made to ensure that the tab ends are pushed completely through each cylinder hole because the tabs' function is to hold the cylinder together.  After creating the housing cylinder, all that is required is attaching four small plastic tubes  together.  These small tubes easily connect together to form a 28 cm (11") watering tube that conveniently distributes water throughout the entire plant ecosystem.  Once you attach the cylinder and the watering tube to the unit's base, you have assembled your vertical garden.

The Flower Tower is marketed as a "go anywhere/grow anywhere" gardening system.  It is certainly a light weight, mobile vertical gardening system when it does not have potting soil.  However, relocating the Flower Tower after it has been filled with soil may not be advisable, as it is unclear how well the Flower Tower's light weight plastic structure can handle being moved with a maximum load.  In any event, the Flower Tower seems to fit perfectly well in any environment, whether in a patio, balcony, or foyer.  Mounting your plants on the wall with this vertical garden system will undoubtedly perfectly highlight your beautiful plants.

You will also discover that planting with the Flower Tower is pretty easy, thanks in part to the fact that the housing cylinder contains planting holes with approximate 2" diameters.  The manufacturer modestly notes that the planting holes are standard nursery plant size.  But the Flower Tower has a couple of well thought out design features.  For instance, the "standard nursery plant size" planting holes feature slitted edges that are designed to give when you inserting or removing plants.  This makes the planting process much more pleasant than trying to force a plant through an unforgiving planting hole.  Additionally, even the Flower Tower's watering tube is innovative.  The watering tube features water distribution holes that are larger at the top of the tube and that become smaller as you reach the bottom of the tube.  This design feature ensure that water is effectively spread throughout the plant ecosystem and that none of the water ends of sitting at the bottom of the Flower Tower.  Amazingly, it takes only about 10 seconds to water the entire garden using the watering tube.

We think you will love the Wall Mounted Flower Tower.  It does what it's supposed to do remarkably well: provides a ecosystem for vertically displaying and maintaining your plants on almost any vertical surface.      

Monday, August 19, 2013

How To Create A Flower Tower

A flower tower is a gardening system where the plants are planted in a series of vertically stacked containers.  These stacked containers allow plants to grow vertically, starting from the base container.  There are several advantages to this type of container based gardening system.  The first and most obvious advantage is that the vertical container gardening system makes for a beautiful presentation.  You can combine several different types of plants in a container gardening system, which makes for a wide array of beautiful colors and flowers to be displayed.  Additionally, because your plants will grow vertically, it is much easier to appreciate the plants' beauty when they are at eye level.  You and your guests will simply be blown away by the beautiful colors and aromas that can be created when combining different species of plants in a single, vertical gardening system.

You will also find that container gardening systems are much easier to maintain than traditional gardens.  When it comes to watering your plants in a container gardening system you simply pour the water at the top of the vertical garden and gravity will do the rest of the work.  The water will flow to every plant in the container and your work is done.  This is especially true if your garden includes a vertical gardening watering system that is designed to distribute water throughout the system.  Best of all, creating a container gardening system is quite easy and requires very little space.

Some Flower Tower Planter retailers offer a floor standing Flower Tower that is ready to go right out of the box.  The flower tower is essentially a vertical planting system that comes with a self supporting base that stands upright and in internal watering system that includes a watering tube.  Many gardeners understandably love these container gardening systems, as they are low maintenance - simple to plant and water.  Best of all, container gardening systems add beauty to your home, whether located on the  patio, balcony, porch, yard or in the interior.   

The Joy of Vertical Gardening

I grew up in a small town.  As is the case with many small towns, land is plentiful and cheap.  For that reason, pretty much everyone I knew enjoyed gardening in their own back  yard.  Man, how times have changed.

I now live in a large city.  Might I add that land is scarce and expensive.  And for this reason, none of my neighbors do gardening and until recently I did not blame them.  That is, until I discovered the joy of vertical gardening.  You see, with vertical gardening I can grow a beautiful garden right here in the comfort of my small apartment.  And the great thing is my vertical garden adds nice d├ęcor to my apartment and the garden does not take up much space - that's because it's a vertical garden.

Vertical gardening is here to stay.  Regardless of whether you live in a Metropolitan or rural area, vertical gardening is a great way to grow beautiful crops right in the comfort of your home. I picked up everything I needed at Vertical Gardening Systems.  They have a wide selection of vertical gardening supplies.


Flower Tower Vertical Garden
Perfect for any Wall


Your friends will be amazed when they see your beautiful vertical garden on your patio, in your kitchen or family room.  All that you need is the right vertical gardening system and some basic vertical gardening supplies.  And, by the way, vertical gardens make great house warming gifts so don't make the mistake buying only one.  If you do, your friends and family will naturally be envious.  Besides, if you have at least a small yard, you can enhance its beauty by creating an outdoor vertical garden.  An outdoor vertical garden will make your yard appear larger and give it the appearance of greater space depth. A good example of this can be seen using the Pamela Crawford Border Column Kit, which is one of my favorite outdoor vertical gardening kits.  So if you have not tried vertical gardening, look into it because if you like gardening, you will love vertical gardening.