A neat little optical illusion, these pots are simply sliced up the center and divided into two sides that join together at the top. From below, it looks like a typical round, tapered, cylindrical container, but built right into the railing of a deck or staircase.

Various plant carriers from az&mut emphasize versatility and portability – this one, for instance, can be slung over your arm (at least in theory). Made mostly of flax, it is frost-resistant and designed for four-season outside use.

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Along similar lines, the designers have also developed shoulder-bag holders for plants on the go, as well as cute climbing trellises that can be potted right in alongside a plant and used to modularly control its direction of growth.