Tuesday, October 10, 2006

New pot stand




I recently bought a couple of interesting plant pot stands from a local nursery. So I thought I'd share the idea with fellow garden bloggers. For plant lovers with limited space or people with patios, balconies or decks they could be ideal. The collage shot will give you an idea of the set up. The triangular formed galvanised mesh is concreted into a large plastic pot. In my case I got them to concrete 2/3 up so I could plant in the base (it's got a Hoya Australis planted in it) and I just drilled holes in the side for drainage. The centre upright has right angled swivel hooks attatched at various points and my terracotta pots fit in to the formed galvanised hangers. Of course you can just put plastic pots with hangers on if you wish. The benefit I found with the galvanised hangers was you can shorten them if necessary to create a staggered look. With the heavy weight of the concrete the stands are quite stable. The original height was about two metres which was a bit too tall for me so I cut 300mm off and screwed them onto my garden arbour. More places to put plants I'm such a garden tragic! The bottom shot is the stand planted with hoyas, It should look quite good once the plants grow and hang down and the base plant grows up the centre. I think the idea has merit for people with limited space who want to grow herbs or succulents etc, you can have a dozenplants concentrated in a small area.

11 comments:

Sigrun said...

Oh, that looks good! I think about a ladder for my plants for the next year, that I can plant in the height.

Sigrun

Sue Swift said...

Great idea - I wonder if they export to Europe :) They'll be lovely once the plants are established, especially with a few trailers included. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos in two or three months...

Acoustics4me said...

What a great idea! I love it. I can just see my strawberries growing in this potting tree!

Jeanette said...

very inventive.that ladder effect looks good and when plants grw and over hang will look lovely
hope u post photo as it grows. Take Care

John - Melbourne said...

great shots, welcome to green thumb sunday!

Janet said...

Neat idea. I'm going to have to keep my eyes open for a similar setup.

Lynn said...

wow that is a great idea!
I have plant stands indoors. I live in Canada so it gets too cold here in winter. I bring in alot of my tropicals in the winter and set them before the south window of my home. I got two clay and steel three pot stands this year at a Walmart sale. $20.00 for $59.00 stands. They could go out side next summer. (If we ever build the deck)

Kerri said...

Very innovative idea. More space to plant is always nice, isn't it? :) This looks great in your lovely tropical garden.

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