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Am I off-the-wall?

Postby rick12 » Apr 18, 2008 8:33 pm

hello, i'm new to the online form and this may be well discussed. i am interested in green walls. i want to find a DIY project to grow upwards. any help appreciated :P
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Postby Eeyore » Apr 18, 2008 10:06 pm

What is a green wall? I assume you aren't talking about a tellis with vines?
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Postby rick12 » Apr 18, 2008 11:04 pm

yes i guess vines can be green walls. but green walls that i am talking about are like green roofs. they are actually containers attached to the wall and can be indoor or outdoor. and can be small or huge
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Postby Eeyore » Apr 18, 2008 11:49 pm

Well, I know Liz was making a living planter and she used a wire frame lined with sphagnum moss and attched the plants into the moss. I suppose you could do something similar on a larger scale....

Here is a couple of links for you. It might help you get started.

http://livebuilding.queensu.ca/green_features/biowall

http://www.discoverychannel.ca/shows/ep ... 5&sid=7484
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Postby rick12 » Apr 19, 2008 11:23 am

yes, yes, thankyou Eeyore for the links. that is exacty what i am looking for!
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Postby DavidP » Apr 21, 2008 6:58 am

That looks really lovely.
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Postby seacat » May 02, 2008 7:24 pm

Ricki,

There was an exhibitor at Canada Blooms that was selling green indoor walls, and I know you want you make one yourself, but I thought that if you could look at their designs online, it might give you some ideas of how to improvise one yourself. I managed to find them by looking at exhibitors list for CBs 2008. Its GreenSpaceRoofing.com. For what its worth, they seem to sell kits for making green walls.
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Postby rick12 » May 03, 2008 5:55 pm

thanks seacat--i have seen their stuff--looks great. the reason i am going to make my own is the cost of shipping these goods to BC more than doubles the cost.
funny that here in BC i am unable to find suppliers of this product or similar.

come on BC get on the greenwall :oops:
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Postby Lizcordysmum » May 03, 2008 6:11 pm

http://www.busby.ca/

And contact Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC
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Postby rick12 » May 05, 2008 11:21 am

:o thanks Liz
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