flowers for friday ~ growing up



yes, even when the onions bloom, i have a weakness to trim them off ... put the long stem in a bottle on the sill ... let them go to seed and dry ...

to be admired ...

i've got it bad ...

i guess i am just getting a little itchy for the earth and all that will bloom forth ... you, too?



anyways ... quite a while back, i was visiting di overton's designer block* where i first learned of vertical gardening ...

i was totally captivated at this growing method ...



what really drew me to this particular image was the idea of possibly growing produce right within your kitchen ...

could you imagine fresh lettuce and herbs at your fingertips ...

right through the winter?

i have kept a tub of herbs over the cold months many times ... there is nothing like snipping parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme to put in the stuffing at christmas ... but a whole wall? ... wow ...

well, that's nothing ... get a load of this ...



and this!



ok ok ... i don't have it that bad ...

but you have to appreciate the incredible artistry of the guru of vertical gardening ~ patrick blanc ... wow ...

he has taken this age old, yet wonderfully 'green' concept of the living wall to a whole new level ...

thanks to inhabitat ...

one commenter there sums it up ... 'this is majorly gorgeous' ...

now i have a major itch on ...

prairiegirl xo

ps. *i've linked you directly to di's garden postings ... but you ought to check out the rest of her blog ... she has found some of the most outrageous designs for almost anything ... best put your kettle on, polly!

also ... second and third images originally from smith and hawken, who are 'reblooming' at the moment ... xo

8 comments:

Lushe said...

Just make sure your indoor vertical garden gets plenty of light.

Lushe
www.lushe.com.au

Ann Marie said...

what a great post! everything is so very beautiful. sigh.

Laura Trevey said...

the thick wooden butchers block is to DIE for!!!

Happy Saturday to you ~~
xoxo Laura

Karumen said...

thanks for sharing! interesting on the other side of the earth, hong kong, is also exploring these vertical gardens, trying to squeeze more space in the already no-space city! hopefully making the city greener, n lovelier too :)

Joyce said...

A warm post of green. Isn't it amazing how things can grow up right. I hope your weekend was a golden one. xo

Gigi said...

Glorious! I want to try this!!! Thanks for the inspiration, my friend. xo

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

wow i could never imagine a 'green' dress like that on my body! lol
it looks really nice on the model though...

i'll poke around here some more..
come see me too sometime..
ciao

Kim Klassen said...

oh pg, this is really inspiring... seriously fabulous... i must show my "gardner" john....

xxo, kim