Gutter Gardens are easy, handy, low maintenance gardens that can be hung on walls, fences or just out of reach of most varmints. They make gardening for those that cannot stoop easy, too. Here are a few examples I’ve found around the web:
from 1001Gardens.org. Indoor gutters and blackboard paint. Hmmmm.
Life On The Balcony. Traced down from a spammy site. Great information.
Drill and Fill, then hang. Be sure to anchor the bottom one to the ground in case of heavy winds! Found on Buzzfeed.com
From the House of Joyful Noise, a great set of planters. Would be concerned with our high winds, though
Free standing gutter garden on an A-Frame
Picture on Make Magazine site shows gutters on a fence. Great use of small spaces
The upsides of gutter gardens are the efficient use of space. The downsides are:
- Only shallow-rooted plants
- Dries out quickly
- Winter weather could damage what they’re attached to
- If against a wall the moisture could lead to wood rot.