High-Impact Potted Plants

Some people may think that potted plants are potted plants are potted plants, but you and I know that how and where you arrange your plants makes the difference between ho-hum and wholly cool. There are likely as many creative arrangements as there are plants themselves, but all of these favorites get extra points for being easy to achieve. 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

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