Marlize Boonzaaier used two pieces of dry bark as containers for Cymbidium orchids – and suspended them upside down.
Attach hooks for the rope, so you can hang the plants, line the inside of the bark with hessian, cut a hole for the orchids to grow through (with the roots inside) and fill with soil and bark chips. Finish off with coir and your hanging garden is good to go!
Next time you find a stone with a natural cavity, make an interesting, living doorstop! Plant a pretty succulent in the whole – and voila, new and unexpected interest.
Text: Home magazine
Styling: Marilize Spies, Johané Neilson and Amanda van Wyngaardt
Photographs: Francois Oberholster and Elza Roux