Ivy, the ever-sociable climber, turns a new, stone flowerpot into an instant classic.
1. Assemble materials. Select a flowerpot about 10 inches across and a full-flowering plant at least 6 inches across. Good choices include dianthus, kalanchoe, tuberous begonia, or chrysanthemum. Position the plant in the center of the container, and pour in potting soil to cover the root ball.
4. Train ivy. Carefully weave some of the longer, trailing ivy branches over and under the arch from both sides. Secure with green twine every few inches. As the ivy grows, pinch growing tips off the ivy branches at the base of the wire arch. This will encourage tendrils to grow up and around the arch.