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Kingwood Center Gardens Greenhouse Expands Bromeliad Collection Vertically

Florafelt Vertical Garden by Doug Schuster and Laura Mast at Kingwood Center Gardens greenhouse.

Kingwood Center Gardens in Mansfield, Ohio received a donation of bromeliads from botanist Jerry Raack. With no room to spare and eager to spruce up the plain wall of a heavily-visited attraction, they decided to grow vertically.

Greenhouse manager Doug Schuster asked production coordinator Laura Mast to find the best system. Laura researched online and discovered Florafelt vertical gardens.

Bromeliads growing in a Florafelt Vertical Garden at Kingwood Center Gardens greenhouse.

The Florafelt vertical garden planters hang from horizontal metal supports using s-hooks. The plants were wrapped and arranged into a beautiful display that boasts seasonal color.

Bromeliad wrapped with a Florafelt Root Wrapper at Kingwood Center Gardens greenhouse.

Bromeliads are epiphytes that require minimal roots and naturally grow in trees. Watering twice a week with a hand sprayer keeps them happy and thriving.

Bromeliads supported vertically in Florafelt show seasonal color at Kingwood Center Gardens.
Bromeliad wrapped with a Florafelt Root Wrapper at Kingwood Center Gardens greenhouse.
Bromeliads grow vertically in Florafelt at Kingwood Center Gardens greenhouse.

The bromeliads vertical garden greets visitors with an eye-catching and unique feature at Kingwood Center greenhouse.

The bromeliads vertical garden greets visitors with an eye-catching and unique feature at Kingwood Center greenhouse.