The Dry Garden: Vertical waste

Posted on | August 13, 2010 | No Comments

Detail of a "Woolly Pocket" (actually recycled plastic) at the SmogShoppe vertical garden in Culver City in summer of 2010. Normally drought tolerant succulents require routine irrigation in a mouldering setting. Photo: Emily Green

They say you catch more flies with honey than vinegar, but I’ve never wanted to catch flies. Moreover, as borrowed phrases go, I far prefer, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, sit by me.” And so, I issued an invitation: If you are skeptical about the vogue for vertical gardens, sit by me.

A few smart people from the worlds of gardening and landscape architecture took the chair. Here’s what they had to say.

Click here to keep reading this week’s ‘Dry Garden’ in the Los Angeles  Times.

A comment string to do with this post has been removed because it was overpopulating the home page and descending in tone. The sentiments of the commenter, Felicity Waters, a retailer of the Woolly Pocket system, may be found in the comment string of the LA Times article.

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