Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Ladders for Flowers and Plants

This past weekend I posted here about the ladder I built from tree saplings especially for a display on my front entry way. This was an easy to complete project and I want to share with you a collection of how others have used ladders with their plants as well. Most used a recycled ladder. This post is especially appropriate with the fair season starting. I bet there will be many vintage ladders full of character for sale at Brimfield (MA) next week!

Check out some of the other approaches to use as further inspiration in creating your own.

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I like the addition of climbing plants to this design (above). Might try ivy in my ladder next.


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The above example is a great country vignette. I have been working to keep the collection of stuff down but if you have been collecting bird houses, using a ladder as a display base can work.

Here is a great solution if you don't have a vintage ladder to upcycle. Get a regular ladder and paint it a bright color. Turquoise is certainly an in color now. Many ladder solutions use the steps with additional boards to create larger display space.


One of the things that excites me about the ladder concept is that it can be modified for many different seasonal displays. Although I see no evidence of it being winter in the above photo, I think the arrangement is very Christmassy. Adding a basket to the ladder is a different and effective approach.

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This last example is again using a step ladder. It is on the entry porch like mine. I especially like the combination of red geraniums and terra-cotta pots.

Using ladders in design is a broad topic. I will be sharing other uses over the next few days as I create another theme series based on ladders. Stop back and see what other ideas I have discovered. Study them and create your own!

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