For most of these plant arrangements — as with many accessory arrangements in general — strength in numbers seems to be key to achieving a high impact look.
• Topsy Turvy. Suspended upside down gardening is the, sorry, height of cool. There are a lot of variations on the market at the moment, but a personal favorite is Boskke's sky planter pictured above.
• Potted Plantelier. — that’s plant plus chandelier incase you were wondering. I spotted this over at Martha Stewart, and can't wait to try it myself. They used mint, but nearly any herb or small plant would work.
• Plants gone wild. OK, I'll admit that I'm still not sure whether I like this arrangement for its own sake or not, but I do like the idea of hanging plants to dress up an unsightly exterior wall, or just to add some whimsy to a lackluster spot.
• Gracing the Balcony. If you're lucky enough to have a balcony and a landlord/ condo association nice enough to let you decorate it how you'd like, then you can turn your little perch into a little paradise. Attach potted plants to the railings and line others up around the perimeter.
• Inside Gardens. This picture hails from an upcoming House Tour. Kim, the owner, used tables of varying heights and lots of plants in a variety of containers to dress up a hard-to-use corner of her apartment. For more indoor garden inspiration, check out this post.
Images: 1: Boskke, 2 & 3: Martha Stewart, 4: Barcelona Beso, 5: Leah Moss