Tool time: woolly pockets
I've been thinking about hanging flower boxes or flower pots from my picket fence, but I don't like the look of most of what's out there.
Even the black wire baskets with the coconut grass inserts look trite to me, and a little too formal for my garden.
Finally, I found something just different enough to catch my eye. Woolly pockets!
They are flexible, breathable, lightweight and foldable. Made from a kind of felt that is created from recycled water bottles.
They look really cool, but apparently you can over-water and cause them to leak. And a high quality potting soil with water retention qualities is recommended, along with filtered water. My guess is, that prevents salt staining.
There are woolly pockets for indoor use and outdoor use and they can be layered to create a living wall.
They come in various lengths -- from 24 inches to 112 inches wide -- and three colors. But they aren't cheap. The 24-incher goes for about $40. and the 112-inch pocket sells for $150.
There is a also table-top version that is a pentagon shape which sells for about $20.