When we discovered the charms of stepladder plant stands, we became secret admirers of all kinds of foldaway display shelves. Fold-up shelving is particularly useful in the garden, where display needs change dramatically with the seasons.
In June, there’s pent-up demand for outdoor shelving—the houseplants want to sun themselves. Plus, the citrus trees that wintered indoors are desperate for better air circulation. Here’s a solution: A weatherproof teak stepladder shelf that you can fold flat and store in a shed come winter.
See more ways to design and display potted plants and container gardens:
- Container Gardening: Sarah Raven’s 7 Tips for Perfect Flower Pots
- From the Gardenista Book: A DIY Planter on Wheels
- Container Gardening: 12 Shade-Loving Plants in My Backyard
- Plants for pots: design and growing guides for Nasturtium, Alyssum, Coral Bells, and Alpine Strawberries.