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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.


  • Chimney pots
  • Plastic pot liner
  • Plants


  1. Step 1

    Choose antique or new pots -- find the latter at masonry yards -- and place a plastic pot liner inside each.

  2. Step 2

     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).

Martha Stewart Living, March 2006

Reviews (1)

  • Seeker1 28 May, 2008

    Alovely, do-able way to bring character to a plain greystone!