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Vertical Gardens

Vertical gardens, also called living walls, have become popular in cities where gardening space is limited. They can cover an entire wall of a building, or can be smaller, artful accents for indoor or outdoor rooms. Living walls are generally used for ornamental plants, and are a great way to have a lush garden in a limited space. They all use some type of structure to support plants and distribute water and nutrients, and many include a barrier to prevent moisture from harming walls. Even though these gardens look easy, they do require some maintenance. Several affordable and easy-to-use kits are available to help get you started with this new gardening trend.

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