Without question, I say Nay to the likes of the Topsy Turvey Tomato Planter thingy. I simply can’t justify tormenting my tomato plants (for no good reason) by planting them in a crap-ugly thinga-majig that doesn’t hold any water and will be a maintenance nightmare.
But — Boskke Sky planters take the upside down thing to a different place. They are cute and can be easily incorporated into many garden rooms or even indoor spaces. Then there is the self-watering feature (good). But we still have the upside down plant thing that troubles me. I think I could learn to love growing something like a fern or a trailing plant in this way, but I am struggling with the flowering plants. Orchids hanging down (in an almost creepy way like they are eavesdropping) rather than reaching happily towards the sky just doesn’t seem right — and then there is the geranium…(I can’t even bear the torture of seeing an innocent plant forced to contort its flower stems to such extremes). But maybe a bar of herbs growing over the kitchen sink, waiting for me reach up and pick what I need might be nice. I’m torn.
What is your take on the up-side-down planters? Do you have a use for them? Do you like how they look? Do you like to torture plants? 😉
images from Boskke