Vertical Planter Made From Shipping Pallet

 My neighbor made vertical succulent planters from wooden shipping pallets.  These will not be long lasting, but they were very inexpensive and easy to build.

Spaces between the boards on the front were filled with narrow wooden slats nailed on.  They are indicated by the arrow on the left. On the back of the pallet, landscape fabric was stapled in open areas to hold soil in.  The fabric, indicated by the right arrow, can just be glimpsed.  Because of the substantial weight of the pallets and soil, they are leaned up against the fence rather than hung upon it. 

Drip tubing connected to the irrigation system will provide water, making this planter very low care. 
 Great job!

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  1. Me parece un sistema muy bueno e interesante, adeás de quedar esa jardinera vertical relmente bonita. Un abrazo desde Plantukis

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    1. Se añade la decoración de una valla normal.

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  2. Very nice! I've thought so much about making something like this, but irrigation seems to be essential and that's what holds me back. Maybe I'll just take the plunge and see what happens?

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    1. Looks really easy--why not? As to irrigation, would an occasional hose-down do it, since your area gets summer rainfall? A dripper tube or two seems to work, also.

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  3. Your neighbor did a great job! I had a pallet sitting next to the garage for months, intending to use it for one of the many projects I'd noted on Pinterest but the closest I got (before it "mysteriously" disappeared) was using it to hold pots of seedlings and cuttings.

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    1. She did do a great job. She's got a great sense of design and has a beautiful garden.

      "Mysteriously" disappeared?!?

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  4. A clever idea. I've seen some before but this is by far the nicest.

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  5. Quite a good idea to use the old pellets we still have, but......only I don't know where to place them.

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    1. Any empty space on a fence or wall? Two back-to-back, leaning up against each other?

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  6. What Peter said. Not only do these look great, they look far better than most incarnations of palette planters I've seen. Really, really good job. Are you going to try one too?

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    1. No, but I've been thinking for at least a couple of years some woolly pockets on the fence topper outside a key window in the house would block a view of the neighbor's house that--needs to be blocked. Maybe I'll ask my neighbor for planting help, because she is so good at it!

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  7. That is exceptionally nice use of a pallet. The full, foaming effect of the planting is what makes it. After the stiff winds of a few weeks ago, my first thought about a leaning planter is that it would be ideal to attach it to the fence somehow, just to be safe.

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    1. That is a good point, wind does a lot of damage here. Attaching to the fence or stakes in the ground--something would be a good idea, also important if small children visit and pull on the thing.

      Yes, the planting is so well done, and the plants are well-tended and so are flourishing.

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  8. I like how she created deeper planting pockets by adding those slats. She did a really nice job. I have wanted to do something like that for a long time, but never gotten around to it. Now I know where to look for inspiration next time the urge sets in!

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