"A Self-Hydrating planter"
A small planter made from piano wire and heat shrink plastic to be installed at the edible garden at Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh. The planter is designed to support mountain mint also known as Pycnanthemum Muticumprefered, an herb that prefers moist, well drained soil as well as partial shade. To satisfy these parameters the design is made up of a two container system that allows the soil to sit in a small reservoir of water and drain automatically. The shading device blocks direct sunlight while providing the mint with freedom to expand.