Try a few plant pockets for a modern take on the traditional hanging basket
Made from recycled plastic bottles, the pockets are filled with soil, planted, and hung. Greenery keeps hydrated and water doesn’t leak because the pockets are lined with moisture barriers―they can be used indoors too.
Info: From $49 for the Wally One (24 in. long, 15 in. high); from $125 for the Wally Three (68 in. long, 15 in. high). Available in San Francisco and online from Flora Grubb Gardens (info above), at Pigment in San Diego (619/501-6318), and at Digs in Portland (503/460-3447).
Plant your own:
1. Hang Woolly Pocket by its grommets, then fill it two-thirds with spongy, fast-draining soil and add 4- to 6-inch plants.
3. Watering needs depend on the plant; see instructions at woollypocket.com.
Pictured: $272, not including plants.
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