As property sizes shrink and more people live in condos and apartments, every inch of space is at a premium. Vertical gardening is a way to maximize a small garden space or an underutilized element like a wall, fence, or other garden structure.
To utilize vertical outdoor space, plants can grow on a trellis, arbor, or other structure, or protrude from a hanging basket or planter. Placing containers or pocket bags against a fence or wall is another way to get more out of your grow space. Here are some basic vertical gardening considerations and ideas for inspiration.