If you're a regular reader you know I love me some old metal bits that can be re-purposed as a planter. I found this metal vent at Portland's Rebuilding Center.
Super drainage! Actually too much drainage. I added a piece of plastic to cover the wire grid, but still let a little water drain. I also neglected to take a photo of it.
Since I've gone a little Bromeliad mad I tucked in this amazing specimen...
And this one too...
Then I had to add a Trachelospermum asiaticum 'Ogon Nishiki',,,
Because there are two in the dish planters below and I absolutely love them.
The finished vent, all planted up, with a little Tillandsia Usneoides for good measure...
I really should have included a wide-shot, of the whole area under the shade pavilion...but it's my last garden mess, waiting to be cleaned up and dealt with. Thus you only get a close up. There will be more photos later, trust me.
Another vertical surface I've reworked is the "bulletin board" planter. Last year it was planted up with Aeoniums.
I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do this year, then I saw those lust-worthy Begonia's and knew they'd be perfect tucked into the planters.
Begonia 'Curly Fireflush' was joined by good old Dichondra argentea, which will add about a half inch, to an inch, of length a week, as long as I keep it well watered.
I think they make a fetching combination.
That's my vertical gardening update...have you been doing any VG?
Weather Diary, June 8: Hi 67, Low 55/ Precip .29"
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