Finally an article that illustrates the expense of a seemingly easy DIY vertical garden project. Hanging Garden (Miami Herald 16/5/2014) explores how privacy can be created using Woolly Pockets. Does the expense get reflected in the final sale of the house?
‘Her problem was three bathroom windows that opened directly onto the yard. More specifically, one window exposed anyone in the tub area of the guest bathroom; the other put the shower stall in the master bath on view.
Although the garden is special, it didn’t come cheaply. To create what actually is a rather large vertical garden including the trial-and-error with the initial plants and fence construction, Buckner estimates it cost about $20,000. (The garden area is 22 by 7 foot space)
The couple will soon be packing up their garden statuary and leaving their vertical garden behind. They are finalizing the sale of their home before they move to Austin, Texas.
Buckner is quite sure her unique garden helped make the sale. “It has really great ‘wow’ factor,” she says.’