12 Oct '11, 9am

Vertical Green Wall in London is Flourishing After 4 Months

Photo: B. Alter, Wall, October, 2011 The answer is, very well, indeed. The wall was created to depict a painting of Vincent Van Gogh: A Wheatfield, with Cypresses', done in September 1889. The idea was that the outside wall would draw the tourists and visitors inside to see the real thing. Although it may have been a misery for Londoners, this was the perfect summer for the growth of a wall because it was very rainy. As a result, the greens have gotten greener and many little flowers are popping up. Little white daisies are appearing amidst the green, adding more colour than Van Gogh would have wanted. Over 8,000 plants of 25 different varieties were used in the wall which was constructed by a horticulture and design company which specializes in green walls and roofs. Photo: B. Alter, Wall, September, 2011 Here is the wall in September, 2011. It is clear that the grasses h...

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