Where To Put All Those Houseplants I Brought in for the Winter

My houseplants have been thriving outdoors all summer. Now we're expecting frost and a long winter. Where on earth can I put them all when I bring them indoors? I need them to not just sit in rows on the floor or on a table, and wanted some vertical-ness to my little plant kingdom. AND, I wanted them at a height where I could easily water them.
My aluminum step ladder worked perfectly. I had an extra bookshelf that I laid across the top step and paint tray, then put plants on both sides of the shelf. With a little macrame cord, I tied some peppers and herbs that will dry naturally over the next couple months.
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Bottom part of ladder with a couple vintage items tucked out of the way.
Cayenne and Peppermint, hanging to dry.
Light from two sides - south and west.

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  • 46m1528624 46m1528624 on Apr 19, 2015
    My hibiscus flowers are planted outside and this is the third year they have come back and they have duplicated themselves as well you just have to make sure you have plenty of mulch on top to protect from freezing all I do is take a lot of the fallen leaves from my trees and pile them on top and viola they come back every year.

    • Sharon Sharon on May 16, 2015
      @46mmimievil5666 do you think it would work for my area (Maine) planting outside and leaving in the ground all year?

  • Sharon Sharon on May 16, 2015
    ok, I am back from a winter in Florida and these are how my two hibiscus look....I have a couple of new green leaves coming, what do I do now? Thanks