Generally we prefer plants for garden ornamentation, but a rusted iron sphere from Los Angeles-based Potted has us reconsidering.
Made from bent steel, Rusted Iron Spheres are striking sculptural elements in the garden. Or, as Potted co-founder Mary Gray suggests, they can be placed on the top of a large pot as a spherical trellis for plants to grow through. Set them by fast-growing vines that can grow over and around them.
Above: The Rusted Iron Spheres are available in three sizes: 18, 24, and 36-inches in diameter, starting at $145 at Potted.
Above: Designed by Potted, the Rusted Iron Spheres are fabricated in Los Angeles. The color of the weathered steel complements greenery.
Above: Left out in the elements, the steel will develop a patina.
N.B.: See another Potted original design in our earlier feature: Urban Gardener: The City Planter.