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Re: Species suited to a water wall

  • Subject: Re: Species suited to a water wall
  • From: Riley2362@aol.com
  • Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 19:40:21 EDT

Well, there are "water walls" and there are "water walls", meaning that there is no generic definition of such.  Yours sounds more like an Ecuadorean mountainside, which is quite exciting and has infinite possibilities.  My walls are much different in their substrate, their water source, their light source, their temperature range and, the fact that they are in a New York City apartment on the second floor of a building.  Other than that ... everything is the same.  You will identify a thousand little ecosystems with all variations of the above required elements and then you start to figure out what will grow there.  Then, if they are not happy you move them, quickly, before they die.  It is purely a horticultural situation because you control all or most of the elements and their consistency.  What a great and exciting challenge, but there are no easy answers.
Michael Riley
New York NY

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