Best Plant Containers for Small Spaces

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Going vertical isn't just for organization, try using wall-mounted and hanging plant containers to create a garden in a small space like a deck or a balcony: Using the walls and the spaces at eye level, you can create a garden in even the tiniest balcony or corner. Some of our favorite products to give you some ideas are:

Pictured above: Steckling Container works like a saddle on your balcony railing, straddling both sides and adding some simple modern design to an otherwise overlooked space.

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This Vajon Plant Stand from Ikea has a small footprint of less than a foot but allows you 3 levels of plantings.
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The ELT Easy Living Wall can be grown indoors or out, depending on the type of plants you use and can add a wall of green in even the smallest space. You can also choose between larger panels like the one show or smaller squares closer to the size of framed artwork.
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Sprout Home carries this great Glossy Red Hanging Pot that would add some color to a balcony or a corner of the bedroom without taking up valuable floor space (just make sure you put it in a space that you won't walk right into).
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We spotted this Magnetic Wall Planter SystemBarbed Product. We haven't been able to find the actual product though, does anyone have any leads? Also, this seems like a great DIY project using not-too-heavy containers and a metal bulletin board mounted to a wall, no?
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The modern version of a Chia Pet, stack these Standing Grass Garden Frames, water them and watch them sprout.
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Mount any combination of these Flowerboxes to grow succulents on a balcony wall or in a sun soaked kitchen.

043008_perch.jpgAn AT favorite, the Perch! Plant Orb is simple and streamlined and incredibly sweet. Line up a bunch or hang one on its own. (Consider using a pot rack to hang multiple hanging plants together.

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Use a trellis like the Salvia Trellis from Ikea to trail plants up a wall. This way you can keep the plants in a narrow container on the ground or a table and allow the plants to climb instead of trail on the ground. There are some great flowering vines or even smaller plants like sweet peas that do great on a trellis. Use this with the Salvia flower box and hanging hardware for a ledge or outside a window.
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It might not be the best looking container, but this topsy turvy container from Gaiam has gotten rave reviews and makes growing things on a balcony much easier.
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This Hanging Wall Planter from Pottery Barn could be used inside or out to create a wall of green. Hang it where you need privacy and try planting something like bamboo to fill in the gaps and create a screen.

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