Upside Down Gardening: Sky Planter by Patrick Morris

Upside Down Gardening: Sky Planter by Patrick Morris

Aaron Able
Aug 18, 2009

By turning houseplants upside down, designer Patrick Morris has created a container that saves water and doesn't take up valuable floor space — an important factor in small space living.

The Sky Planters are made of ceramic and have a special reservoir for watering (it reduces drips and evaporation) and a unique mechanism that holds the plant and soil.

Sky Planters are distributed by Morris's company, Boskke and are available for purchase from Thorsten Van Elten and Rockett St. George. Has anyone seen them in the US?

I'm excited to try this in my apartment — my limited natural light is mostly near the ceiling (bizarrely enough). I imagine certain species of plants would take to an upside-down life very well, and others, not so much. Any suggestions for upside down plants?

Via: The Style Files.

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