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Think you don’t have enough space to grow a lot of plants? Tired of looking at that boring garage wall? Do you have a sore back from bending over to weed your flower beds? Need a little shade or more privacy from your neighbors? Then grow up! Vertical gardening is a great option (and may be the only option) for small yards, but even those with lots of space can enjoy the advantages of growing plants up rather than out. And there are many advantages. You can use vertical plantings to disguise unattractive parts of your landscape, such as a chain link fence, blank wall, or compost pile. Over at The Village, we just hosted a workshop where participants learned how to turn old used pallets into beautiful vertical growing structures.