Vertical garden began in 1994 is widely known through the works of French botanist Patrick Blanc. According to Blanc, plants do not require soil media under certain circumstances. Land only ancillary mechanical. The most important role for plant life is the supply of water and some minerals needed for growth.
Vertical garden is a right answer to overcome the limitations of the land, as well as the roof garden on the roof. Both are actually an attempt to move an unused green space to buildings to the area of the building or onto the roof.
The most simple is better known as vertikultur. Stay with conventional growing media and containers such as pots, then made vertical. The difference, vertikultur used for gardening, now applied to the wall with ornamental plants.
Media cropping soil or planting medium instead of conventional, but rather use the felt as a planting medium. Point to connect the plant, used a kind of bracket (link). Drainage has also been set up, so it was no longer watering with a hose.
The principle is to plant crops on the wall. Typically use special media or the construction of the building is prepared to vertical garden. To consider is the type of plant selected. The reason, would be associated with the roots, so if for buildings, plants that need a combination with high humidity.
Problem area or location of the vertical garden, More and more land that could be used for green space, the better. The place could be anywhere, front and rear. In front of the reason that people see, so they can build awareness for others. Of the other parts should be considered and treatment.
Types of plants are suitable for vertical garden are:
• Elephant ears (Anthurium crystalinum), Elephant ears old kind berhelai typically large and small berhelai for new types. Feature of this plant is owned by a heart-shaped leaves with silvery white leaf veins. For a vertical garden, a small leaf type is more often used.
• Deer Horn (Platycerium bifurcatum), has leaves that are similar to the horns of a stag. The growth of wood attached to the goods, these clans were bred with the spores, he likes the shade and moist.
• Lili paris (Chlorophytum comosum), leaves of this plant with a long line of yellowish white. Usually used for borders or pots hanging plants. Lili paris terhdap resistant to direct sunlight and grows optimally in a shaded place.
• Cryptanthus, has a lot of leaf color, ranging from green, gray, brown to white lines. Cryptanthus also the plants that are resistant to scorching sun and can live in a place that has shade. Applied as a vertical accent in the garden, with Bromeliaceae as friends sandingannya.
• Leek, onion chives, onions are the smallest species of the family Alliaceae. Plant tubers as high as 30-50 centimeters and 1 centimeter wide, with leaf-shaped hollow tube about 50 centimeters has a soft texture. Leek-colored flowers of pale purple, star-shaped flowers with six petals wide.
• Neoregelia, this genus are often called by bromeliads. Though bromeliads is the surname of many plant genus. Neoregelia commonly used in gardens vertically, among others, Neoregelia species Polus olens with red tipped leaves flat, then Neoregelia carolinae with leaves striped pattern.
• Lipstick (Aeschynantus Radicans), the plant is growing creeper with a long stem. The leaves are kidney-shaped (cordata), the line moved at a red heart and the furry silver. The flowers are bright red.
• Kadaka (Asplenium scolopendrium), this plant is almost the same as bird nests Paku, just kind of leaves are smaller. Light green wavy edges.
• Betel Red, these plants like the shade, the growth spreads to the trunk berbuku, red leaves with silver lines. As a filler plant a vertical garden, Red Betel appear with red color.
• Singonium, herbaceous plant with a height of no more than 30 centimeters has a heart-shaped leaves with a mixture of leaf color between white and green. These plants are easy to grow as long as enough water.
How to anticipate and limited land left for parks in your home? The question most often haunting homeowners. The desire to get a green garden and limited land is an issue that can be solved with creativity.
Many steps can be taken to bring the green garden in a limited area. The first article discusses the plants in pots or can also by planting various crops in a single container or also known as the grouping plan. Excellence in container gardens like this are easily moveable. When tired of putting it on the terrace, you can move it into the house.
To create a garden in containers, choose plants that should be easy to maintain, such as succulent plant family. Sanseviera or better known as tongue-in-law is one of the succulent family is beautiful enough to decorate your small garden. This park can you name sanseviera mini garden.
Choose a Little
At least there are more than 60 species of sanseviera. Because the land in a fairly narrow container, then choose sanseviera with small size or dwarf. In general, there are types whose leaves grow sanseviera extends upward and some are short and rounded leaves.
There are 3 variants sanseviera whose leaves are short, which is Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Golden Hahnii “, Sansevieria trifasciata’ Silver Hahnii”, and Sansevieria trifasciata hahnii. All three types can be applied in the mini park.
According to the rules of making a mini park, the composition of existing plants must be balanced. That is, low height and color of the plant must be considered. For this mini sanseviera park, you can use this type of Sansevieria trifasciata leaves extends upward like Sansevieria “Bantels Sensation” or Sansevieria trifasciata Laurentii.
Getting the Natural Impressions
Mini gardening is almost similar to set the park in general. In addition to arranging the plants, we also need to regulate the use of sand and stone as a sweetening element, so the garden looks more beautiful.
Sand used in the mini park sansiviera as shown in the picture is kind of poor sand and sand Flores. This element serves to give the impression of a natural park, although placed in the container.
In addition to the use of elements of sand and stone, shaped like a container for garden natural stone made from cement and sand mixture.
Well, if you want a hobby farm but a narrow area, you can try to make the park a mini sanseviera.
Care and placement of
Sansiviera treatment plant is not too difficult. Watering is not necessary every day, and enough leaves are sprayed with water. Do not be too much flush with water for these plants are not too fond of water. Too much water it will cause the leaves decompose quickly.
For placement, this park can be placed indoors or outdoors. But this garden is a good idea not exposed to the sun continuously. When exposed to direct sun, over time the leaves will change sanseviera. Green leaves will turn darker. While the yellow leaves will turn slightly pale yellow.
Flowering: September to March for the chrysanthemum, from August to October for sedums, from September to December the Virginia creeper.
Our advice: winter chrysanthemums in a cool and bright. Pinch regularly for branching stems. The last pinch, no later than mid-July, will induce flowering. Alignment of cabbage
The summer moves, but the show must go, as in the massive pots.Asters, chrysanthemums, sedums, Skimmia mingle intimatelywith golden foliage, purple or chocolate trees and shrubs of the garden. You will find most of the plants sold in bud or in flower in the garden, in markets and in nurseries. All pots are easy to maintain -just a regular watering - and sometimes last for years with some care. To succeed in the culture pots, always use a rich soil, humus and well drained. In cold climate, protected by a veil of winter flowers during periods of severe frost to make them last. You can, in spring, transplant small shrubs or perennials in a massive garden.
Flowering: August to frost asters, from September to November for the Chrysanthemum of Japan conducted on stem
Our advice: in cold climates, swaddling fully chrysanthemum stem conduit during periods of extreme cold. The bare stems are much more sensitive to cold.
The adult is a brown butterfly (Cacyreus Marshall) who flits around in the summer of pots of geraniums (mistakenly called geraniums).It is sometimes called “brown” geranium.
a green caterpillar eats the buds, stems and wins in which it bores a gallery. Three successive generations in the year.
Damage: stews with no little flower and stems dry out completely mined.
Targets: the ivy and zonal geraniums. The real geraniums(Geranium perennial) of our regions are spared.
Affected areas: the insect appeared in the south of France in 1997.
Treatments: buttons attacked and undermined the stems must be destroyed. Only regular treatments during the growing season(every 7 to 10 days) with a microbiological insecticide containingBacillus thuringiensis are effective.