English translation = Vertical Gardens
I discovered the work of French Botanist, Patrick Blanc just recently, and then stumbled upon this image (below) in the Italian Elle Decor yesterday. He has discovered a way of growing plants vertically. They are grown without soil, and can be installed indoors or outdoors, in any climate. I love this image, and its making me frustrated with my rental apartment and not being able to do anything with the outdoor area we have. Additionally, it seems that our family’s hereditary green thumb has skipped a generation, because I am only good at killing things – by overwatering, or underwatering…so alas, no garden for me!
Patrick has worked with some very well known architects and designers (including Marc Newson & Andre Putman) on commercial and residential projects all over the world. I would love to commission him to create a vertical garden on the back wall of my courtyard, complete with watering system so it lasts longer than my usual gardening efforts.
I highly recommend you take a look at his website for more photos.