Q: What are the advantages of vertical gardening?
A: Vertical gardening offers a number of advantages. Vertical plantings increase growing space in small areas and are easily maintained. They can be as simple as existing structures such as a balcony railing, fence, trellis, arbor, or garden wall. Vertical gardens can also be custom made to match a gardener’s comfortable reaching range, offering defined gardening spaces and opportunities for persons with impaired vision or other challenges. A wide variety of flowers and vegetables are suitable for vertical gardening, and harvesting is relatively easy. Contact Plant Information at the Botanic Garden for guidance with your vertical garden project.