from the employee owners at Gardener's Supply Co.

Upside Down Goes Right-Side Up

I prefer to grow my tomatoes right side up, so using this planter for tomatoes didn’t interest me much. For me, the unusual shape and water-retaining coir liner suggested flowers rather than tomatoes.

The planter in mid-May, a couple weeks after planting.

The planter in mid-June.

This hanging planter was designed by our staff as a decorative alternative for growing tomatoes upside down. It’s name reflects their intention: “Deluxe Revolution Planter“. I prefer to grow my tomatoes right side up, so using this planter for tomatoes didn’t interest me much. For me, the unusual shape and water-retaining coir liner suggested flowers rather than tomatoes.

For a soft, feminine look in a location that gets half-day sun, I chose Diascia ‘Darla Appleblossom’, Euphorbia ‘Diamond Frost’, Fuchsia ‘Shadow Dancer Rosella’, Hedera helix ‘Mini Ester’ and the Blue Bell Boston fern.

The first photo was taken in mid-May, a couple weeks after planting. The second image shows the planter in mid-June.

Kathy LaLiberte

Director of Gardening, Gardener’s Supply

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