Vertical Gardening Techniques for the Home Gardener

Vertical gardening isn’t something new in the garden arsenal. One example is the ancient Hanging Gardens of Babylon of King Nebuchandnezzar II built for his wife around 600 BC.

It was said to have been a series of vaulted terraces on cube-like pillars that were filled with earth and planted with trees and plants. Archeologists estimate the height at about 80 feet high and was very impressive for its time. There are accounts of ancient Greek and Roman gardens that aligned vertically as well. Continue reading