Hang Your Plants
If you are short on surface space, invest in a few hanging plants.
Design concepts: Hanging baskets are usually sold in plastic pots with ugly hangers. While the pot is often obscured by leaves and flowers, the hangers remain visible and never seem to be the right length. Cut off the hangers and lace strong nylon cord through the holes in the pot. Knot it well. Then hang the plant above eye level, but not so high that you see the bottom of the pot.
Plants: Mini petunias are sold under names like Supertunia Mini and Million Bells. Whatever you call them, they never need deadheading and can take sun or a mix of sun and shade.