Surprising Garden Pots: Chimney Pots
These stately pedestals, made to fit over a chimney's flue, help prevent drafts and add a distinctive note to rooftops. Though pricey, they also make a grand spot to prop up plants.
Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2006
Plastic pot liner
Choose antique or new pots -- find the latter at masonry yards -- and place a plastic pot liner inside each.
For fit, you may need to trim top of liner, then cut down the side and overlap edges. Then fill with various plats. We filled ours with purple cordylines, silver tradescantia, and rex begonia vine (Cissus discolor).