BACSACS for Flowers Everywhere!!

I am completely charmed by these industrial, construction-y, feeling BACSAC plant containers from France.  I think they make things seem so temporary and able to change at a whim (which is probably not true as I am sure once they are filled, they are heavy) – but it is  a quality I like in a garden…it is never the same twice.


I am especially drawn to the ruck sack version.   The idea of flowers overflowing from saw horses opens so many opportunities to pretty things up.  I was in Boston yesterday and did a lot of walking. I always notice what is planted (or not planted) wherever I go.  American Cities really don’t have that much in the way of flowers and gardens. When I lived in England it was impossible to NOT notice every pub’s floral displays, they are always such bright spots in an urban landscape.  These bags seem like they might be good tools create those type of voluptuous displays in a lot more obscure un-plantable places.


Here is what I would love to see, when I pull up to a closed road- perhaps some summer road construction – I am greeted with some nice flowers and a friendly sign that shows me the detour. I am wondering if we had more flowers on roadsides if we would reduce the incidence of road rage? I think it might….what do you think?



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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.

1 Comment

  1. Lindsay @ Likely Design on August 30, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Oh my goodness – I LOVE these!! Is there an American version to buy here???? Love the blog!

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