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The Artificial Vertical Garden

The Artificial Vertical Garden

Evolution of the traditional garden and the green wall as decor for interiors and exteriors

When imagination is set free and creativity is turned loose, much can happen.  It might be the production of a revolutionary product or the implementation of a complex and intricate mechanism to improve the quality of life for many people.

Synthetic foliage is one way you can dress up your home without maintenance of the decor being quite costly.

It could involve any one of an endless number of areas such as art, decor, and gardening.  For many years, all around the world, gardening has been practiced and this has included from the simplest of gardens up to the grandest of gardens, all being traditional in using ground for raising and caring for the desired garden plants. 

But with the passage of time, many forms and variations of how to care for and grow a garden have been implemented with extraordinary results in some cases and not so much in others. 

Today there exist other approaches in which having a garden leaves the boundaries of what is natural and enters into the realm of the artificial and in which the old traditional forms, of how a garden should be, project themselves onto bolder and more contemporary forms and constructions.  Such is the case of a green wall

What is a green wall

It’s a garden incorporated onto a vertical structure, with walls being the most commonly used, and having interesting variations such as columns or something like that.  It gets used for interior and exterior decoration encompassing a space that is more than sufficient for the incorporation of a green wall either with a decorative purpose or with the intent of having something of nature in an urban space, or both.  Beneficial effects within the space of installation have been proven, for example:  lowering heat and reducing contaminants in the air.  Besides this, they provide a touch of beauty for the area in which they are installed.  Many green walls are used as decorative structures, some quite impressive and colorful.

The installation of an artificial vertical garden gives you the opportunity to decorate walls, columns, or any vertical area that you would like.

The benefits of this type of garden are undeniable, but there are factors that for many are an impediment when it is time to establish this type of garden in the selected area:  time and money. 

In spite of the fact that a green wall is a developed concept and a beneficial way of decorating a space and establishing a small ecosystem, the reality is that its cost and maintenance are higher than those of a traditional garden. 

For this reason, many who are interested in this type of garden, when they find themselves facing this obstacle end up doing something else.

But there is another alternative.  As was previously mentioned, innovation shows up everywhere and therefore an alternative, if one wants to install a vertical garden, is the use of artificial plants for such a garden.  It won’t be the same as one with natural plants, but the cost and maintenance involved in the construction of an artificial vertical garden will be much less. 

Why use this alternative? 

The cost and time involved is a factor that should be kept in mind for any project, and, if it is discerned that the time and money invested will not bear any fruit, it is best to abandon it and look for an alternative that will guarantee a return on investment. 

Gardens are also bound by this principle:  it’s pointless to invest in growing impressive and exotic plants, if one will not have the necessary funds for their care nor have the time that should be dedicated to them.  It is for this reason that other similar alternatives should be considered when one doesn’t have the time or money.

A garden with synthetic foliage gives you the same natural decorative touch as with natural plants while reducing costs and maintenance.

What should be used for making an artificial vertical garden

First comes the base for the garden, that is to say, the structure or wall where the plants will be installed. 

Having this, the plants need to be chosen that will be incorporated onto the wall to then use the necessary materials and elements to bring the vertical wall to life.  In spite of being completely artificial, there is no reason why it shouldn’t look as natural as possible. 

A good artificial vertical garden is the one that in every aspect shows the naturalness of a natural green wall and for that reason what materials get used and the plants to be installed should be well thought out and assembled with care. 

A decorative green wall isn’t of much use if at first glance it is not aesthetic and does not invoke a sense of naturalness neither in its setting nor by its appearance. 

The main materials when it comes to installing a garden of this type are obviously the plants. 

The ones that get used are the same ones that would be used in a natural vertical garden, but instead of being natural they are, of course, artificial. 

One of the most used plants when it comes to vertical gardens is the genus Osmanthus or the species fragrant olive [of that genus], known for its penetrating aroma and for having small flowers which can be orange, white, or yellow in color and a distinguishable shiny dark green color on both sides of the leaves. 

This plant has a match in artificial flowers and is therefore common in both types of walls. 

Another plant that can be found in decorative green walls or vertical gardens is the well-known jasmine.   This plant, same as the previous one, possesses a strong distinctive fragrance and very recognizable white-colored flowers.  Jasmine belongs to the family of climbing plants or vines which are those plants that by using various supports (walls, bars, other plants, netting, etc.)

extend and elevate themselves all over the place, attaching themselves to and entwining themselves around any structure in their path. 

This type of plant is used a lot for making vertical gardens and therefore quite an array of creeping plants can be found among artificial plants.  There are also other plants that get used in the decorative realm of exteriors and interiors, in which vertical gardens are used, such as cypresses, a kind of tree and bush which is quite well known and found throughout the northern hemisphere and in some other parts. 

Their evergreen leaves lend themselves to creating beautiful compositions of monochromatic green on those green walls where only green tones will be used and their flowers, which are also small, are at first green, then turn red, and later brown when they come to their peak of maturity.

Generally the kind of plant that gets used for a green wall is the entwining and climbing kind.

common features

There exist other plants that get used a lot in the world of vertical gardens.  These characteristically belong to the entwining and climbing kind of plants since these are much easier to attach to and install on a green wall or vertical garden. 

These plants, that are also characterized by having small flowers, get used to give a much more pleasing touch to the sight than what much bigger flowers would. 

And what’s more, when dealing with vertical gardens that use natural plants, small flowers help to maintain an equilibrium between different contrasts that one is hoping to achieve and, even though it doesn’t seem like it, they are easy to maintain since they won’t grow any bigger than what they already are and add extra weight to the structure. 

This is important to keep in mind when natural vertical gardens are installed. 

Maintaining the weight well balanced helps to maintain the structure and prevents it from collapsing or losing it from excess weight. 

In light of this, artificial plants are a viable alternative when the means for preserving or erecting a natural vertical garden are lacking. 

Even though they don’t provide the benefits of a natural green wall, such as controlling contaminating particles in the air or regulating heat, synthetic foliage can provide a decorative space in the area in which it is located.  What’s more, if it needs to be moved to another location, one won’t run the risk of damaging the plants. 

Even minimal contact could damage natural plants.  Besides, many artificial vertical gardens, be they exterior or interior, are quite a work of art and are not second rate when compared to fresh, natural green walls.

In conclusion, the decoration of interior or exterior spaces can be carried out in a countless number of ways.  The implementation of a green wall, be it a natural or an artificial vertical garden, is a sure bet for producing a relaxing and pleasing space according to what is needed.  

      

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Evolution of the traditional garden and the green wall as decor for interiors and exteriors

When imagination is set free and creativity is turned loose, much can happen.  It might be the production of a revolutionary product or the implementation of a complex and intricate mechanism to improve the quality of life for many people.

Synthetic foliage is one way you can dress up your home without maintenance of the decor being quite costly.

It could involve any one of an endless number of areas such as art, decor, and gardening.  For many years, all around the world, gardening has been practiced and this has included from the simplest of gardens up to the grandest of gardens, all being traditional in using ground for raising and caring for the desired garden plants. 

But with the passage of time, many forms and variations of how to care for and grow a garden have been implemented with extraordinary results in some cases and not so much in others. 

Today there exist other approaches in which having a garden leaves the boundaries of what is natural and enters into the realm of the artificial and in which the old traditional forms, of how a garden should be, project themselves onto bolder and more contemporary forms and constructions.  Such is the case of a green wall

What is a green wall

It’s a garden incorporated onto a vertical structure, with walls being the most commonly used, and having interesting variations such as columns or something like that.  It gets used for interior and exterior decoration encompassing a space that is more than sufficient for the incorporation of a green wall either with a decorative purpose or with the intent of having something of nature in an urban space, or both.  Beneficial effects within the space of installation have been proven, for example:  lowering heat and reducing contaminants in the air.  Besides this, they provide a touch of beauty for the area in which they are installed.  Many green walls are used as decorative structures, some quite impressive and colorful.

The installation of an artificial vertical garden gives you the opportunity to decorate walls, columns, or any vertical area that you would like.

The benefits of this type of garden are undeniable, but there are factors that for many are an impediment when it is time to establish this type of garden in the selected area:  time and money. 

In spite of the fact that a green wall is a developed concept and a beneficial way of decorating a space and establishing a small ecosystem, the reality is that its cost and maintenance are higher than those of a traditional garden. 

For this reason, many who are interested in this type of garden, when they find themselves facing this obstacle end up doing something else.

But there is another alternative.  As was previously mentioned, innovation shows up everywhere and therefore an alternative, if one wants to install a vertical garden, is the use of artificial plants for such a garden.  It won’t be the same as one with natural plants, but the cost and maintenance involved in the construction of an artificial vertical garden will be much less. 

Why use this alternative? 

The cost and time involved is a factor that should be kept in mind for any project, and, if it is discerned that the time and money invested will not bear any fruit, it is best to abandon it and look for an alternative that will guarantee a return on investment. 

Gardens are also bound by this principle:  it’s pointless to invest in growing impressive and exotic plants, if one will not have the necessary funds for their care nor have the time that should be dedicated to them.  It is for this reason that other similar alternatives should be considered when one doesn’t have the time or money.

A garden with synthetic foliage gives you the same natural decorative touch as with natural plants while reducing costs and maintenance.

What should be used for making an artificial vertical garden

First comes the base for the garden, that is to say, the structure or wall where the plants will be installed. 

Having this, the plants need to be chosen that will be incorporated onto the wall to then use the necessary materials and elements to bring the vertical wall to life.  In spite of being completely artificial, there is no reason why it shouldn’t look as natural as possible. 

A good artificial vertical garden is the one that in every aspect shows the naturalness of a natural green wall and for that reason what materials get used and the plants to be installed should be well thought out and assembled with care. 

A decorative green wall isn’t of much use if at first glance it is not aesthetic and does not invoke a sense of naturalness neither in its setting nor by its appearance. 

The main materials when it comes to installing a garden of this type are obviously the plants. 

The ones that get used are the same ones that would be used in a natural vertical garden, but instead of being natural they are, of course, artificial. 

One of the most used plants when it comes to vertical gardens is the genus Osmanthus or the species fragrant olive [of that genus], known for its penetrating aroma and for having small flowers which can be orange, white, or yellow in color and a distinguishable shiny dark green color on both sides of the leaves. 

This plant has a match in artificial flowers and is therefore common in both types of walls. 

Another plant that can be found in decorative green walls or vertical gardens is the well-known jasmine.   This plant, same as the previous one, possesses a strong distinctive fragrance and very recognizable white-colored flowers.  Jasmine belongs to the family of climbing plants or vines which are those plants that by using various supports (walls, bars, other plants, netting, etc.)

extend and elevate themselves all over the place, attaching themselves to and entwining themselves around any structure in their path. 

This type of plant is used a lot for making vertical gardens and therefore quite an array of creeping plants can be found among artificial plants.  There are also other plants that get used in the decorative realm of exteriors and interiors, in which vertical gardens are used, such as cypresses, a kind of tree and bush which is quite well known and found throughout the northern hemisphere and in some other parts. 

Their evergreen leaves lend themselves to creating beautiful compositions of monochromatic green on those green walls where only green tones will be used and their flowers, which are also small, are at first green, then turn red, and later brown when they come to their peak of maturity.

Generally the kind of plant that gets used for a green wall is the entwining and climbing kind.

common features

There exist other plants that get used a lot in the world of vertical gardens.  These characteristically belong to the entwining and climbing kind of plants since these are much easier to attach to and install on a green wall or vertical garden. 

These plants, that are also characterized by having small flowers, get used to give a much more pleasing touch to the sight than what much bigger flowers would. 

And what’s more, when dealing with vertical gardens that use natural plants, small flowers help to maintain an equilibrium between different contrasts that one is hoping to achieve and, even though it doesn’t seem like it, they are easy to maintain since they won’t grow any bigger than what they already are and add extra weight to the structure. 

This is important to keep in mind when natural vertical gardens are installed. 

Maintaining the weight well balanced helps to maintain the structure and prevents it from collapsing or losing it from excess weight. 

In light of this, artificial plants are a viable alternative when the means for preserving or erecting a natural vertical garden are lacking. 

Even though they don’t provide the benefits of a natural green wall, such as controlling contaminating particles in the air or regulating heat, synthetic foliage can provide a decorative space in the area in which it is located.  What’s more, if it needs to be moved to another location, one won’t run the risk of damaging the plants. 

Even minimal contact could damage natural plants.  Besides, many artificial vertical gardens, be they exterior or interior, are quite a work of art and are not second rate when compared to fresh, natural green walls.

In conclusion, the decoration of interior or exterior spaces can be carried out in a countless number of ways.  The implementation of a green wall, be it a natural or an artificial vertical garden, is a sure bet for producing a relaxing and pleasing space according to what is needed.  

      

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