A modern take on the traditional hanging basket, placing the same plant in pots along a shelf can add fresh interest and texture to a room.

What you will need

  • Small bulb-like vessels filled with water (we used Baroque and Seed Pearl vases, from Dinosaur Designs);
  • Small pebbles to add weight;
  • Cut lengths of hanging plants (we used Chain of Hearts Ceropegia woodii plants, from Gardens-R-Us);
  • A pair of scissors

Tip: Most hanging basket plants will work for this project, as will potted hanging plants.



1.  Line a row of vessels filled with water along a shelf. Place some pebbles inside each to prevent them from toppling over.

2. Next, place a cut length of plant in each vessel so it drapes over the edge of the shelf.

3. Trim the ends of each plant with scissors to the length you want.


For more garden ideas and inspiration, try:
>> enviable entry gardens
>> Japanese-inspired garden
>> 8 rooftop garden ideas