The Dry Garden and Living Walls Confidential
My link list is all that I’ve been adding to this website lately, and the list is getting a little unwieldy. So, I’m going to start including my links in posts, to make them a little more useful.
A Los Angles Times article critical of water-intensive vertical gardening in: “The Dry Garden: A skeptic’s view of vertical gardens, dated August 13, 2010. The author questions whether vertical gardens are appropriate in water-challenged, low humidity locales like Southern California. Not sure if the same critique applies in water-rich Oregon, but it does give pause . . .
The article mentions April Phillips, a Bay area landscape architect, which lead me to her summary of vertical gardening called “Living Walls Confidential”. I liked this summary a lot, including Ms. Phillips repeated comment that we really don’t know much about the long term viability of various materials or plants. Of course, that’s the point of the Vertical Garden Institute.