Stunning Garden Solution for Compact Apartments
I have blogged quite a few posts on a few ways to maximize our space in our ever diminishing apartments; by cleverly utilizing our vertical space and commonly overlooked fillers such as empty or voids areas and also by the use of multi-functional furniture which pulls double or triple duty.
Today, let us take a look at how this simple stunning garden solution helps to introduce greenery into our abodes to create a tiny piece of heaven, one which restores a bit of tranquility to our hectic lives.
Rooftop gardens and vertical green walls are omnipresent due to the greening and landscaping efforts by the government in order to to reduce heat absorption by the buildings and provide a welcome relief to the stark concrete jungle. Hence, that green walls or otherwise known as living walls or vertical gardens, are an extension of such greenery efforts and most importantly, they save space and are a practical solution since they maximise the use of limited space to the increasingly compact apartments.
A green wall is partially or completely covered with plants which are integrated with a growing medium such as soil and an irrigation system. Green walls may be installed outdoors or indoors, free standing or attached to a wall and a wide variety of suitable plants include creepers, ferns, mosses, herbs and natives.
The famous well known beautiful massive green facade, standing at 4,144 m2 can be found right at our doorstep; the Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3! This green wall consists of more than 10,000 plants and 25 species of climbers!
Here are some amazing overseas and local vertical projects that features vertical gardening, which I hope will inspire you to consider installing a vertical garden for your home too!
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Do have a great week ahead! 🙂