Following is an excerpt from 2010 trend number six reported by Garden Media Group. I would agree with this one. Living walls (aka green walls, vertical gardens) are one of the most popular subjects in my daily research. They are definitely a hot item, particularly in Australia where I have discovered some very informative websites on the subject.
These plant walls are a natural partner to sub-irrigated planters (SIPs) for growing in confined city spaces. We just need to get past our embedded drain hole, clay pot culture here in the U.S. There is no doubt in my mind that we will do it, but there will be many horticulturists dragged along kicking and screaming.
From California green buildings to New York high-rises, living (green) walls are allowing people even in cramped urban apartments to use a greater range of plants.
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Public relations firm Garden Media Group just released its annual trends report to show what they anticipate will be hot in 2010.
"Just look around you," says Susan McCoy, trend spotter and outdoor living expert. "Our relationship with money has changed. Hard work, common sense and a return to small-town values are causing a shift in priorities from boardrooms to backyards.
"The rewards of growing your own – from basil to berries to flowers – are boundless."Here is a glimpse of what McCoy and her team of trend spotters see for 2010.