Since my post on Vertical Gardening a couple of weeks ago, I’ve discovered some sources that might prove helpful for those of you who want to try your hand at it on a small scale. Smith and Hawken has a few new products: a Vertical Garden Planting Panel, a Large Vertical Garden and a Red Vine Trellis. Gardener’s Supply is now offering Indoor Living Wall Kits. And Joost Baker, a well known Australian artist, has created his own ‘line’ of vertical gardens.
And in other industry news:
While several past Superbowl advertisers are dropping out like flies this year, Teleflora has bought a 30″ spot in one of the most watched and expensive broadcasting events of the year. A shout out to them!
The Perennial Plant Association has come out with its 2009 Perennial Plant of The Year. It’s the versatile and hardy ornamental grass, Hakonechloa macra ‘Aureola’.
For all of you Nintendo and gardening fanatics, a new video game for its DS System is being introduced this spring. It’s called ‘Gardening Mama’. Players will be able to use the touch screen to grow flowers, veggies and fruits, dig holes and plant seeds. Leave it to those folks at Nintendo to come up with something like this!!
And finally, The 2nd Sonoma Environmental Film Festival is taking place this week in Sonoma, California. My pal John Greenlee, garden designer and ornamental grass expert extraordinaire, will be speaking about ‘Growing The Movement Against Turf’. He and our fellow blogger, Saxon Holt, have a book being published this fall by Timber Press, Meadows By Design. Who would have ever thought that we would actually be hearing about an Environmental Film Festival? Pretty cool!