Living Wall Design with Woolly Pockets
Perhaps you would like a living plant accent for that bare wall near the window, or perhaps you envision turning your house into a veritable Hanging Gardens of Babylon, either way, your efforts can be furthered using a new vertically mounted product, the Woolly Pocket.
Woolly Pockets wall planters allow the indoor and outdoor gardener to plant a variety of herbs, vegetables or ornamental species in a pouched planting unit that can be attached to walls and fences. A variety of sizes give you the opportunity to place greenery on just about any vertical surface, and utilizing several pouches together can span entire walls, allowing you to create that living wall design you envisioned.
Each Woolly Pocket is constructed of recycled materials. Brothers Miguel and Rodney Nelson sought to provide a way of turning interior and exterior surfaces into living walls, and not finding anything suitable, they designed their own product. Woolly Pockets, constructed of recycled plastic bottles, are made to be breathable with internal moisture control and simple to use. You attach each pouch to a wall, fence or other vertical structure, fill the pouch with your favorite growing medium, plant your plants, and water. The fasteners for masonry, drywall, sheetrock, wood and metal walls come with the pouch. A military grade moisture barrier layer protects your walls from any water damage.
The Woolly Pocket can be ordered with a water reservoir or without, and hand watering or automatic drip irrigation tubing can be used to insure the availability of water when your plants need it. If the water reservoir option is selected, water will wick up to your plant’s roots via a specially designed tongue. For the pouch with no reservoir, the tongue piece into which water is poured or dripped holds the water and delivers it by a wicking down process that delivers the water gradually over a period of time.
A breathable felt layer allows some water to evaporate and inhibits excess root growth by allowing the air pruning of roots once a certain root size has been reached. For outdoor pouches located in areas subject to heavy rain, the pouch without the reservoir is generally preferable. Indoors, or outdoors in drier climes suggest the pouch with the reservoir.
Woolly Pockets come in several colors, but if these don’t match your decor or sense of style, decorative “diapers” can be used with the pouches as seen in this video by Jim Martin of the Charleston Parks Conservancy as he gives Woolly Pockets the benefit of his unique sense of color and design.
Amazon provides more information, including pictures of plant-laden pockets on walls, purchaser’s reviews and ratings on the standard size Woolly Pocket (Wally One) at the link below:
Woolly Pocket Wally One w/Reservoir (Color: Chocolate)
Living Wall Planter Vertical Garden (Modular, Sustainable, Eco, Green)
Woolly Pocket has additional sizes, the Wally 3, the Wally 5 and the Mini Wally.
Not Just for Walls
Woolly Pockets are available for use with an emphasis on the horizontal, as well. The Woolly Pocket Island series has several sizes, providing options for decorating with everything from a small table centerpiece to a large in-home “meadow”. The island pockets simply lie on your table or floor as would any other planter.