maybe you want a little privacy, want to camouflage things like garbage cans, or just want a touch of green without all the watering and upkeep, then this unique set of 12 weather-resistant greenery panels are the perfect solution.
shoji-style walls provide shade and privacy to this chicago rooftop patio. 'green velvet' boxwood on the right and arctic blue-leaf willow lend some green to the setting.
yew taxus baccata overgrown yew hedges can often be restored by hard pruning in late winter. many yews used for foundation plantings remain squat. t. baccata grows to 6 feet tall and 16 feet spread, making it great for hedging. the uniformity of a yew hedge makes a great wall for enclosed gardens. it is a slow to medium grower.
popular for its glossy green leaves, and bright red berries, hollies look best if kept trimmed and full. only the females set berries, but you will need a male to cross-pollinate. there are some new varieties that do not require two sexes. hollies prefer acidic soil and the addition of peat or garden sulfur may be necessary.
your best bet is thuja green giant fast growing and tough. since it will grow 3 feet,or even more, a year, it is the nearest thing to instance fence line you will find. plant 3 feet apart for the quickest density, but if you plan to leave it unclipped, 4 or 5 feet apart would be better in the long run.
leyland cypress. the leyland cypress's fast growth rate of 3 feet or more a year make it the most popular and often the most economical of the living fence options. they are magnificent evergreens providing a dense privacy barrier and help soften noise from adjacent properties or roads. leyland cypress grow best in full sun.
arborvitae. arborvitaes are the easiest choice for an evergreen hedge. they require little or no pruning, grow to 20 feet and can be purchased economically in large sizes. green emerald, a common variety for urban gardens, grows to 12 feet. the green giant variety grows to 30 feet at a rate of 5 feet a year once established.
privet creates tall green hedge formations. keep in mind that when youre planting greenery such as privet, its important to consider the needs of your space and the growing potential of the plant you choose. carefully plan out your privacy screen, taking care to research the proper spacing of each plant.
a green wall is a great option for any business that wants to enjoy the benefits of plants but has concerns about the floor space involved. green walls add color and a unique design element to lobbies, meeting rooms, hallways and reception areas. green walls make a powerful visual statement to clients and potential customers.
1. emerald green arborvitae thuja occidentalis smaragd for a fast-growing, column-shaped shrub that creates privacy and blocks wind, consider the emerald green arborvitae. suitable for zones 4 to 9, this soft, scented evergreen thrives in full sun in a variety of soils. once established, it requires no watering, and is cold and heat tolerant.
the stars of the show are the plants. again, different types of vegetation can be used, however, there are some restrictions depending on the type and purpose of the green wall. plants for living walls, such as: heartleaf philodendron philodendron scandens , clusia rosea, and birds nest fern asplenium antiquum .
if you don't have a green thumb, check in with a local nursery or landscaper to figure out what will work best on your living wall. here, guido keller of lotus gardenscape uses a custom-made wall planter by ore to create a vertical garden which blocks out a good chunk of this home's neighboring view, creating some quiet privacy in the backyard.
woodlawn blue and wedgewood gray are 2 of the best blue paint colours. so many of todays most popular blues have a lot of green in them. not these 2. these are almost true blues and only have a small amount of green in them.
in addition to the visual and biophilic benefits of all green walls, smart and active green walls can feature natural air purification and humidification thanks to the combination of enhanced air circulation, specialized growth medium, and technology. from left to right: green facade, green wall, smart and active green wall.