Our first encounter with a “living wall” was the giant installation in the atrium of the University of Guelph in Canada. Everyone’s always asking whether they can get a similar wall of greenery for their own home, and now we have an affirmative answer. ELT (Elevated Landscape Technologies) Easy Green has designed a modular indoor/outdoor living wall panel system for residential consumers.
ELT sells a number of different set-ups for starting a wall garden (all made of HDPE recyclable plastic), as well as stand-alone two-sided room dividers and brackets for installing flora on sloped roofs. The frames can be pre-grown or planted after installation.
The company offers suggestions on their site for plant varietals and fresh herbs that might grow well in an Easy Green. These include begonias, orchids, sedum, ferns, ivy, and all the staple cooking herbs. ELT’s products are quite reasonably priced and offer so many benefits in terms of aesthetics, physical health, and design versatility. Imagine a whole wall of orchids growing in your house! It’s a whole lot cheaper than an original painting, and yet so much more…original!
You can see several examples of their recent work below (including one they just did in Singapore, pictured in the somewhat foggy image), and there’s much more here.