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A Design Invention That Stands Gardening On Its Head: BOSKKE™ Sky Planter

Is that a real plant? I've heard of hanging plants before, but never saw suspended in the air upside down. It must be an optical illusion of some kind...

No, It is a plant and actually it's quite green, in both the literal and environmental sense of the word.

The Sky Planter uses an internal reservoir system to feed water to the roots of plants only, using only 20 percent of the water needed by conventional planters. Water does not drip through the soil, spoiling your flooring and the soil is locked in; no mess! You don't have to worry about not having a green thumb either; the Sky Planter only requires water once a month.  And, I understand that you don't even have to talk to the plants to make them grow!

Here are a few more benefits of the Sky Planter:

  • They're great for small rooms or apartments;
  • One or more Sky Planters, especially with decorative lighting, can create a dynamite atmosphere in your home.;
  • You can trim them when they reach eye level;
  • Your cat can't eat the leaves; and
  • Visiting dogs won't lift their legs on it.

The Boskke Sky Planter is the invention of New Zealand designer Patrick Morris whose father, Anthony Morris, is a ceramics artist. Getting an early education in the art of ceramics from his dad, the younger Morris went to London to attend the Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design to continue his art. The Boskke Sky Planter invention was completed during Patrick's final year at the College, and it won him a prestigious UK New Designers award.

Currently, the Boskke Sky Planter is available through distributors.

Boskke.com via Outblush; Thanks for the tip, Aditi