Vertical Gardening

December 16, 2010

Living Wall installation at Burke and North 38th Street, Seattle

One of my blog readers invited me to check out the “Living Wall” in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood on North 38th Street near the corner of Burke Avenue.  It’s an intriguing garden space!  Plants are growing out of little pockets in a heavy felt wall.  The structure reminded me of those fabric pocketed shoe racks that hang from closet doors.

The Living Wall in Wallingford has been recently installed by Solterra Systems, so the plants are still small.  I am already looking forward to returning periodically throughout the coming year to see how the plants spread and fill up the vertical space. 

Plants grow in a thick, felted quilt of pockets

Plants in pockets

Late-season plantings

Window cut-out in the Living Wall