Not just reserved for your grandmother’s formal living room of dusty pink, floral patterns are an excellent way to express your admiration for blooms. Best of all, when the frigid winter air has you wishing it was June, you can gaze upon your walls adorned with floral wallpaper and remember the bounty of summer all year long.
Our slide show of photos of ten vertical gardens around the world.
Check out our slide show of Vertical Gardens around the world.
Vertical gardens have an amazing and dramatic appeal and public vertical gardens have begun popping up in major urban centers all over the world. In a cityscape full of concrete facades and architectural flourishes that can only imitate nature’s aesthetics, a building covered completely in hundreds of species of living plants is a showstopper.
A grove of trees in the kitchen, a two-story fern wall in the living room, and moss-covered pebble paths in the bedrooms—even in a wilderness glen, the Elok House would be remarkable.
Vertical gardens have grown a lot since 1988, when French botanist Patrick Blanc first experimented growing plants without dirt—on a wall. Their popularity seems limited only by its design, which has been demystified as a fairly straightforward system of a water source, a frame, and a couple layers of felt or wool. Restaurants in Mexico and studios in Manhattan now grow walls of philodendrons, ivies, ferns, bromeliads, begonias, and hoyas. And they've been growing bigger.