HANG­ING GAR­DEN

Sus­pended plants add wow over­head to out­door spa­ces.

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Sus­pend your pot­ted plants for in­stant over­head wow.

IN SMALL AR­EAS like bal­conies and porches, hang­ing plants can cre­ate an in­stant gar­den. Fill with suc­cu­lents, easy-care trop­i­cal plants, herbs for the kitchen or pretty an­nu­als for colour. The big­gest chal­lenge you’ll face for their sur­vival is keep­ing them moist!

PLAS­TIC POTS

Plants in plas­tic pots won’t dry out too quickly as the plas­tic re­duces mois­ture loss. Look for styles with self-wa­ter­ing saucers. Plant in a mix of soil (see box, right) and mulch with peb­bles or co­conut fi­bre.

WIRE BAS­KETS Some come with ready-made lin­ers; if not, make one of co­conut fi­bre, moss or even bark. Then cut a piece of plas­tic to shape and poke holes in it to form a liner. Plant and mulch as above, and soak in a bucket of wa­ter at least once a month.

Dif­f­en­bachia dumb cane T0PSY TURVY Re­cy­cled Sky Planters, $29 (small), and $49 (medium), from De­sign For Use. DARK DE­LIGHT Mini hang­ing planter in Navy Om­bre, $12.99, from Typo. SUB­TLE SHAPE Clas­sic spi­ral planter in Grey, $99, from An­gus & Ce­leste. MOD­ERN TOUCH Felt hanger in Grey, $59, from Zakkia. HOOKED UP Bit­ter­gurka hang­ing planters in White, $16.99 each, from Ikea. Ros­mar­i­nus prostata Cotyle­don Wa­ter­cress Rhip­salis Cat­mint

Di­chon­dra ‘Sil­ver Falls’ METAL­LIC MAGIC Hang­ing planter in Cop­per, $45, from Mil­lie Archer. GO RETRO Dream­catcher De­signs feather hanger in White, $79, from Down­thatlit­tle­lane.

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