Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society to teach Vertical Gardening
Redlands resident Arlene Benson recycled an old bed spring to make a useful vertical garden. Readers interested in learning about vertical gardening are invited to attend Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society’s Thursday,May 19th meeting, “Vertical Gardening” by Debra Torino-Euston, 7:00 p.m. at the Church of the Nazarene, 1307 E. Citrus Avenue, Redlands. Door prizes and refreshments end every meeting.
Vertical gardening enables you to make the most of your garden space by growing delicious vegetables and fruits and colorful flowers up on a trellis, on garden netting, in a tower of pots, and even old bed springs while enjoying the benefits of easier maintenance, healthier plants, effortless harvesting, and higher yields.
Once you learn how easy it is to change your garden from a horizontal system to a vertical one, you’ll be rewarded with a garden that involves less work and more benefits. Even people with plenty of space for a garden are finding that traditional ways of gardening (with long horizontal rows) can lead to disappointing results. . .the more space you try to cultivate, the more likely you are to get discouraged by aggressive weed growth, encounter problems such as pests and diseases, find that watering a large area is a never-ending commitment, and get overwhelmed when there’s so much garden to care for on a weekly basis.