Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Indoor Vertical Gardens - NY Times

I first came across Verticle Gardens when I was living in Paris, now it seems as though they're popping up in apartments all over NYC. I'm with it, it's crazy to think that you could have all that nature right at your fingertips.

"Michael Riley isn’t like most gardeners. Mr. Riley, a former commodities trader turned plant expert who went on to become assistant director of the Horticultural Society of New York, was eager to move beyond potted plants in a way that hadn’t yet occurred to many others. It took a number of expeditions, a lot of research and more than a decade and a half, but by 2003 he had figured out how to grow a wall of plants inside his Upper West Side apartment. "In the rain forest, I realized that plants didn’t need to grow in pots with labels,” said Mr. Riley, 64. “I wanted to grow plants in ways that were natural to them.”  

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