Lemon Basil Planter

Planter

Planter

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DSC_0453.JPG

Planter

Planter

Planter

Planter

Planter

Planter

Back of Planter

Back of Planter

Back of Planter

Back of Planter

Elevation
Elevation
Top View
Top View
Section
Section

Plans

Paper Folding Tests

For his project I was asked to make a planter that could keep Lemon Basil alive during the first frost. This plant needed an average amout of water and a lot of sunlight. From the start of the project I wanted to include a rain collection system. This was mainly because I knew I was going to forget to water it on a regular basis. Yupo Paper, piano wire and shrink wrap were the only materials we could use. I experimented with different ways of folding the yupo paper. I settledon a pattern that allowed the paper to curl. I then reversed the pattern and connected it in the center, This created a cone. The cone became my water collection system once I cut holes in the top. This was then connected to the pot for my plant that was folded out of the yupo paper. I used the piano wire to create a frame for the shink wrap to go over the plant to trap heat. I hung the planter from a fence; that allowed for good sunlight. The plant survied for months and showed no sign of dying.