Home Depot vertical garden planters are about a different type of gardening, I just purchased one of these for my apartment balcony. You can grow more with these in small spaces such as small balconies or patios, we will be talking about these and the best plants to grow in them.
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Best Vertical Garden Plants
The above image is similar to the one I just received this week, I am very happy with mine. I have a metal frame that is very sturdy with metal hooks for my plastic garden boxes, even though I have not used mine yet, I feel I made a very good choice by purchasing this merchandise? Now what plants are the best for me to plant is what I am researching, and I thought this might interest some of you as well?
- Bird Nest Ferns
- Golden Pothos
- Devils Ivy
- Lipstick Plant
- Baby Tears
These are recommended as some of our best choices, I will be starting my vertical garden indoors more likely? These houseplants will be good for what I am planning on doing, I do have the option of setting them out on my balcony next summer. Right now, I plan on using mine for the inside of my apartment for now.
I must admit Home Depot is new to me, I am familiar with the store name. Lowes is more known and popular where I live, so I am learning just like you more about this store? Delivery on your schedule is printed on their website, and underneath that, the slogan brings the store to your door. This is impressive as a new visitor to know, now let us learn what vertical planters we have to choose from?
You see any styles that interest you, I chose the metal frame for a sturdy planter since I own a dog. Even though he does not bother my planters, he does enjoy playing ball in my apartment. Are you interested in the material Home Depot offers, let us see what our choices are?
Now we will consider the material choices available, I stress this is very important depending on where you plan to place your new planter? Even though mine is indoors, I wanted a metal frame to be more secure. This might be something to think about if you have pets or small children?
I chose iron as my choice, but you might be more partial to one of the other materials? Wood is very attractive for home decor for a country theme, even as much as I like wood merchandise I was not sure if this would work indoors with my dog?
It is no secret colors are very important to many people, and this is especially true if you are decorating in a specific theme. Even though this website is not focusing on home decor, I know myself color is something I consider in almost everything I purchase?
I chose a black frame with green garden boxes, and this fits in very well with my theme. So I am happy with the choice of my own product, and I wanted you also to be aware color can be something you might want to consider? In case you are wondering why there are no images of planters from Home Depot, they for some reason blocked me from being able to use any of their images on their website?
Depending on how many plants you are planning to grow, you will want to choose the right container width? This is something you need to know before you can order your planter, I chose the standard window box size. You might be in need of one smaller or larger, and much of this will depend on where you plan to place your new product?
- 10 to 15
- Less than 10
- 15 to 20
- 25 to 25
- 25 to 30
These are in inches, so there is no misunderstanding? I chose the 25 to 30 inches garden boxes, and that is because I plan to be adding a whole lot of rare exotic plants in my apartment? Seriously considering this can also be important depending on the location the planter will be placed, I measured where I planned to set mine to be sure it would fit the way I wanted it to look?
You really need to know what features you need and want as well, so there is self-watering which is convenient for people who travel or are not home during the week as much? This was just an example that came to mind, now let us see what features are available?
- Weather Resistant
- Drainage Holes
- UV Resistant
- Attached Saucer
- Rust Resistant
- Light Weight
- Recycled Materials
They do provide you a nice variety of features, so I would go through the list above and check off what is the most important ones to you. You can always narrow down your list even more if you need to, but this will give you a good beginning to what you are shopping for?
Bonsai Trees For Vertical Gardens
You might be surprised choosing bonsai trees for vertical planters, but actually, these are perfect plants since you are going to be keeping them very small in size? Image your own collection of these unique miniatures in one planter, you would have yourself one of the most unique gardens in your neighborhood?
- Golden Hawaiian Umbrella Tree
- Baby Jades
- Flowering Brush Cherry
- Oriental Fiscus
- Flowering Dwarf Sweet Acacia
- Flowering Mount Fuji
- Chinese Elm
- Flowering Tropical Red Hibiscus
- Flowering Mimosa
- Key Lime
- Braided Money Tree
- Flowering Dwarf Plum
- Needle Point Dracena
- Crowns of Thorns
- Chinese Fringe
This list could be overwhelming for some of you, so you might find my article The Top 10 Bonsai Trees for Beginners useful? You see, I wrote this as I researched for my own first bonsai tree. Another tip you might find valuable is to purchase this inexpensive moisture meter, you can find them for around the price of $10.00 to $15.00. This is the key to providing your plants the right amount of water, and with this handy gadget, my plants are thriving.
Another thing I would think about is the container height, you will want to maybe measure this as well? These also come in inches, now let us see what our choices are?
- Less than 10 inches
- 10 to 15
- 15 to 20
- 20 to 25
- 25 to 30
My containers are 15 to 20 inches in height, I figure this is plenty for the plants I more likely are going to be growing. The plants are the key to the height you will want, I often will go with one size larger just to be safe?
You will find these come in quarts, and this also is important to think about? Many of us don’t think so much about this, that is until we receive our planter?
- 12 Quarts
Now we know the container volume options to consider, and this is one that many of us never think about until after we receive our order? Maybe you are more into growing garden plants instead of houseplants, I have a list for you as well?
Best Vertical Vegetable Garden Plants
I just love cucumbers, and the cool thing is they are perfect for vertical gardens? You can start the seeds even later in the summer, and these are awesome for cooling your immune system during hot humid weather? What other vegetables are good for this type of gardening, now that is what is coming up next?
- Summer Squash
- Pole Beans
- Salad Greens
The reason I thought about you veggie gardeners, you will need to consider this as well when choosing your vertical planter. Some are better for flowers and houseplants, but others are perfect for growing your favorite vegetables? I do plan to grow strawberries and cucumbers in mine, so I bought one that will work for houseplants and these two garden plants?
Possibly this is the most important factor of them all, so I decided to leave this to last? By now you should have narrowed down the merchandise, and to complete your shopping you now must decide on how much do you want or can spend?
- The average low price begins around $40.00
- You can invest as much as $600.00 or more
I paid less than $100.00 for my metal frame vertical planter, and those of you who are going to be growing only a small amount of plants can easily get a good product for around $50 to $60.00? Unless you are wanting something fancy, I would not overspend your budget? Remember you are going to need potting soil, and plants or seeds?
Home Depot Alternatives
Maybe you are interested in alternatives to Home Depot, I know I prefer to shop around for the best prices on everything I buy? To help you get started comparison shopping, I have listed some stores to get you started?
- Home Depot
- Busy Beaver
- Ace Hardware
- Bed Bath & Beyond
- Harris Seeds
I am sure there are enough to get you started shopping for the best deals, you are more than welcome for this list for reading my entire article? Gardening is such a great hobby for everyone, and always remember one of these vertical planters would make a great gift? Even if you are on a fixed budget, you can always find inexpensive plants to give someone as a Birthday or Christmas gift.