Slide 1: Fence Mounted Pots

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Make the most of a small backyard space by covering up your worn old fence with these cheap and cheerful painted terra-cotta pots. A few hanging hooks hold the planters in place, and when they're filled with trailing sweet peas, pink petunias, and white alyssum, these pots will draw the eye upward, taking advantage of the vertical space in your garden.


Growing Up: 10 Inventive DIY Vertical Gardens

Spring is in the air and it’s time to get growing! Whether you’re working within the confines of an apartment balcony, a modest backyard, or an expansive ranch, a vertical garden provides new opportunities for growth. Vertical gardens use a variety of methods to grow herbs, vegetables, and flowers in a structured environment. While there are numerous commercial vertical planters on the market, it is easy to make your own by upcycling items from your garage or attic—or hunting for affordable finds at your local flea market. The key ingredient is good-quality potting soil and a planting vessel that allows for consistent drainage. If you’re wondering whether you have any household items that could be used to build a DIY vertical garden, here are 10 creative ideas to get you started.

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