Monday, May 6, 2013

Vertical Garden Inspiration { Part 1: #DigIn}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot.  I know, a sponsored post.  But keep reading because the project is awesome and they let me say whatever I want!  Which you all know is dangerous.

Last month I discussed joining the Home Depot Garden Club.  As a member of the Garden Club you receive a $5.00 coupon.  (Bonus!)  There are also a bunch of fun outdoor project ideas.  Nate and I have decided to take on the Vertical Garden.

What exactly is a vertical garden?  Good question. Vertical gardens are basically hanging flower boxes.  They are like fancy pieces of outdoor art.   Vertical gardens can be used to grow flowers, succulents, herbs and even vegetables.

Before heading to the Home Depot, I did a little internet browsing to gather some vertical garden inspiration.

Vertical Garden Inspiration Ideas #DigIn
{clockwise: Home Depot, Brooklyn Limestone, Apartment Therapy, Inspired By Charm, Jillbert}

I was really debating succulents and herbs.  Mainly because succulents and herbs are all hipster blogger like. After much debate, Nate and I have decided to place the vertical garden on our deck.


Our deck is looking pretty boring and we decided that a vertical planter full of colorful flowers would brighten it up!  And who am I kidding?  I can only dream of being a hipster.  Until next time little succulents.

I learned that vertical gardens have many benefits.  I’m always a fan of aesthetics over function.  Vertical gardens are great for adding visual drama and hiding ugly walls.  Nate is more of a function over aesthetics guy so he enjoyed that weeds are controlled in these gardens and the plants are less accessible to disease and pests.

Armed with our new knowledge and a supply list, we headed to the Home Depot.  We first stopped by the garden center where we picked out our flowers.  I will share more about our flower selection on Friday.  There will be a vlog.  It will be awesome.


After selecting our flowers, we headed to our second home (aka: the lumber section) to grab our building materials.


We will share a project tutorial next week complete with supply list.  Here’s a sneak peek of what we used.  (Hover over the image.  Ooo, html magic!)

We pushed our full cart to the front of the store and headed on home to start the project.


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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot.

For more vertical garden inspiration, visit the Garden Club board on Pinterest.  I'm also a fan of Home Depot's blog, The Apron Blog!  Follow the hashtag #DigIn for more great project ideas.

Part 1:  Vertical Garden Insipiration
Part 2:  Choosing Flowers for your Vertical Garden
Did you tackle any outdoor projects this week-end?  Any big plans on your to-do list?  Are you hip enough for succulents?  Who's pumped for the vlog?


  1. Love vertical gardens and can't wait to see your. Love you fancy-schmancy html photo too ;)

  2. Can't wait to see it! I want to add one on the wall next to our patio and I need some ideas :) xo Kristin

  3. Girl! Did I tackle a weekend I might die before noon. I am excited to see your vertical garden! I LOVE THOSE. And your HTML magic was hella intimidating :) Glad you had a good weekend!

  4. not going to lie... the HTML magic made my day! haha. Can't wait to see how it all looks! I'm thinking I might grab some old doors at the Habitat Restore and make myself a vertical garden as well :)

  5. Love vertical gardens! That HTML photo is intense. Seriously impressed with your skills! I must admit I am pumped for the vlog.

  6. Vertical gardens are pretty hipster blogger like. Way to be. Can't wait to see the finished product and vlog.

  7. You are tptally a hipster. Almost as much as Henry. Can't wait to see how this turns out. But I'm more excited to see this vlog later in the week.

  8. Look at you gettin' all fancy-pants with the html magic pic ;) haha

    I didn't know vertical gardens were less likely to get weeds. Learn something new every day!

  9. I can't wait to see the finished garden! I love the flower choices. You're such a trendsetter.

  10. I love that you are both wearing gray hoodies. I want a vertical garden. I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE VLOG!

  11. Looks cool! Can't wait to see how it looks :)

  12. Very cool! I really need to look into these because we basically have no yard now.

    PS - Know what would make me happy? If you had a giveaway for your bag. And only told me about it. Yesssssss.....

    1. The secret bag giveaway is no longer secret. Mwahahaha your plan has been foiled! In all seriousness though Michelle, I love this and can't wait to see how it turns out! I was actually just in HD today picking up some of the same flowers!

  13. LOVE your new planter. Can't wait to see it all finished. Vlog... you had me a vlog... Can't wait ;)

  14. You've inspired me-I've got to make one of these. Can't wait to see the finished project.

  15. Looking forward to seeing the results.

  16. Love it, cant wait till its finished

  17. That looks so awesome. Can't wait to see the end results!

  18. I can't wait to see the garden!! I need a vertical garden to keep plants away from my dogs and cover up an ugly fence. I'm psyched to see how you did I can copy you. Ha!

  19. Ooohhhhhh, I love vertical gardens! It is going to be absolutely perfect in your outdoor space! That is definitely one project that intimidates me, but maybe after I see you and Nate do it, I'll be able to conquer my fear and tackle one of my own!! :)

    PS-I cannot waittttt for vlog!!!!

  20. Ooooh! I cannot wait to see how this turns out! We've been doing a lot of work in the yard lately too.

    Also we went to the nursery on Saturday I was trying to explain the succulent phenomenon to Jesse and he just didn't get it, so none for me.

  21. That html thing was magical. I really want to make a vertical garden by my deck! Can't wait to see yours!

  22. I CANT WAIT TO SEE! And... what kind of black magic coding are you working with?! I need to send Aaron in to investigate :)

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  24. Awesome! I can't wait to see how it turns out. We were looking at some of the ready made vertical garden things at Home Depot yesterday. Yours probably looks really hip. ;)

  25. I have a sad feeling I'm going to be a garden/flower/potted plant failure this year. I can't imagine lately getting stuff in the ground let along building and hanging it on a wall. But I do have a big garage wall that's blah....


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