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Vertical garden idea: a bag of begonias 

Begonias planted in a bag take on the look of trailing plants Photo by Kimberly L. Jackson Garden walls aren't always the easiest to execute, but if your garden has a fence or deck post that would benefit from a little flower color, here's a pretty vertical garden idea we found at Prince's Farm Stand in Mountainside.

This alternative to round hanging planters features begonias planted in a vertical garden bag. The slender, rectangular shaped bag remains flat while being filled with soil. Several begonias are planted vertically into cut areas at the front. There are also vertical garden bags planted with petunias. 

The bag handle can be slipped over the corner of a plant-filled garden cart, as shown, or onto a sturdy nail or hook on a fence or deck post.

These are great solutions to add color in tight or flat spaces where a hanging planter pot wouldn't work. They're also a unique way to bring more plants to the garden if you've managed to run out of space on the ground! 

Visit Prince's Farm Stand at 1123 Mountain Ave., Mountainside. They're open every day at 8 a.m., closing at 6 p.m., except on Sundays, when they close at 3 p.m. Follow them on Facebook for updates on in-store events and the weekly prepared food offerings.

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