How to Build a Flower Wall
Photos and Instructions by Susan Kramer
This north-facing garden wall has been the object of my imagination for a good number of years now, and I thought, why should it remain looking so forlorn?
First I drew a plan using the space available, taking into account that the back garden gate opens to the wall at the right end.
Hubby screwed the top and bottom horizontal boards to the wall. The rest of the scaffolding is screwed to these supports, allowing a free space behind the 3 horizontal boards to hang pots. Order of boards put up is 1. Top and bottom horizontals. 2. Three vertical boards next. 3. Then, three horizontal boards, on which to hang the pots.
Over the boards I used thick plastic coated wire to hang these branches saved from the last trimming of our cherry tree, so the flowers can have a textured surrounding.
To hold the flowers I used 25cm (10 inch) deep plastic pots
made to hang on a rail.
1. August 5, 2016 - Scaffolding is up and branches are bound to the frame work.
2. August 6, 2016 - early evening with an arrangement of 9 plants hanging: 3 red azalea, 3 pink geraniums, 3 chrysanthemums, yellow, rust, and pink.
3. August 9, 2016 - broader view of area with gate to the right, Korean fir tree and garden can stable to the left, and bird house above.
4. August 10, 2016 - I added another plant (2nd row far right), and rearranged the pots - like playing as a child, again …