Vertical gardening made easy

Vertical garden from Lowe's.

Living wall art, $60, Lowe’s.
Photography courtesy of Lowe’s.

 

Two summers ago, a DIY gardening craze made wooden pallets as precious as gold.

I’m referring, of course, to the pallet wall planter, which reinvented the common pallet’s wooden slats as a self-contained vertical garden. Why this particular project appealed to so many was simply that it provided an ideal solution for the space-strapped patio, porch or balcony: Vertical planters are your best bet when there’s nowhere to go but up.

This summer, thanks to the folks at Lowe’s, you can get all the benefits of the vertical planter without risking a single splinter from a rough wooden pallet. Contained in an on-trend zinc frame (I’m OBSESSED with matte black finishes these days!), Lowe’s Living Wall Art kit comes ready-made with a variety of succulents (sedum and delosperma) that are as easy to care for as they are to look at.

And at just $60, why DIY it when you can buy it?

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