Plants

Ivy Muse Plant Stands

Plant stands! These will show off your prized plants perfectly well. Made by Ivy Muse in Melbourne, Australia, each stand is made from powder coated steel for a sleek finish. Given the variety of sizes, your pots are bound to fit, so start planning which of your green friends need a little extra height boost for optimal placement (and possibly more sunlight).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00
Available from: Forage Modern Workshop

Patio Garden Planter

Remember Scout Regalia’s Raised Garden Kit ($95)? If you’re too lazy to assemble it yourself, there’s the Patio Garden Planter that arrives ready to go. Just add in the permeable textile (it’s included- it will keep soil drained and aerated), soil, and then the plants (or seeds, like these GMO Free Herb Seeds), water appropriately, and you’ll be knee deep in lush greens before you know it. Make sure you’ve got room before ordering- a 30″x20″ planter won’t fit on everyone’s patio.
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Price: $199.00
Available from: Kaufmann Mercantile

Edyn Garden Sensor

Have you heard the hype around the Edyn Garden Sensor? It’s now available to purchase, and those of us with gardens are pretty damn excited. The Edyn is a solar-powered sensor that continuously monitors all the conditions necessary for healthy, thriving plants. Light, temperature, humidity, moisture, fertilizer/nutrition needs- it keeps track of all of that and sends it to the Edyn app so you can learn which plants are growing best and which ones need more attention. It knows the weather forecast, so it’ll give you guidance on saving water as well. Your garden = happy. Your thumbs = super green.
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Price: $99.97
Available from: Home Depot

Menu Grow Pot with Wooden Board

More plant-related paraphernalia for you, but this time the item on show is specifically for the herbs or flowers kept indoors on a windowsill. Set off by an oak plank base, the dark terracotta planter pot will contrast nicely with a small bouquet or your favorite herbs or sprouts without disrupting the clean/minimal vibe you’ve got going on in the rest of your house. Set your Japanese garden scissors (or other elegant clippers) beside the pot for easy trimming and a casual oh-I-use-fresh-herbs-so-often-I-need-scissors-out-all-the-time sort of look.
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Price: $80.00
Available from: Huset Shop

Water Bulb by Anderssen & Voll for Mjolk

Here’s a prettier water bulb for your plants, but it’ll cost you a teensy bit more than some of the other options out there. Okay, maybe a lot more, but this one is more of an art object than some ol’ watering bulb you’ll throw out when you get sick of it, and that explains the price tag. Each one is mouth-blown and hand shaped by glass artist Gregor Herman, so you’ll be able to admire its odd beauty alongside your prized plant.
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Price: $200.00
Available from: Mjolk

Double Octahedron Ring Planter from Eric Trine

There’s a Double Octahedron Ring Planter and I’m not going to tell you about it? Puh-lease. Technically these planter rings from Eric Trine are on pre-order, so you can’t have them immediately (or, in four days, which is the usual shipping time). However, be patient and you’ll enjoy some geometric fun with plants in just a few weeks. Note: these are planter stands only- they’ll raise any ten-inch terracotta pot upwards to add height and interest to your plant gatherings.
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Price: $55.00 - 80.00
Available from: Dwell Store

Herb Pots by Anderssen Voll for Mjolk

You might have the greenest thumb in the entire world and you could still use a better herb pot. This container by Anderssen Voll has a small side opening that allows watering from the bottom instead of the top, which promotes healthy root growth by minimizing soil displacement. Did you water your herbs a bit too much? Pour away any excess easily by tipping the pot to the side. Let’s also take a moment to admire the elegant shape, which might be pretty hard to find in your local garden shop.
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Price: $185.00 +
Available from: Mjolk

Tableau by Pikaplant

Hooray! Those of us still struggling to keep houseplants alive now have a savior: the Tableau by Pikaplant. The Tableau incorporates a water reservoir so that our plants can drink when needed- even we’re away on a vacation (or just incredibly forgetful). The reservoir will hold enough water for up to three plants for a month, so they’ll be happy and healthy for at least that long. No electricity needed, it all works thanks to gravity and a steel base with a capillary fabric that plants can wick water through when needed. Back the project on Kickstarter within the next few days to receive one of your own.
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Price: €125.00
Available from: Kickstarter

DIY Thirsty Plant

You’d probably get sick of seeing all the hardware-related design belonging to MoMA Store’s London Tech City group, otherwise I’d post each and every item back to back to back. As it stands, I’ll reign in my excitement and post just one more today.

The DIY Thirsty Plant is a solar-powered sensor that flashes when your plants need water. You put it together by first creating a moisture sensor and then connecting a circuit to a solar panel. That solar panel powers an LED to flash when water is needed. Sounds pretty simple, and, if a kid (8+) can put it together, so can you. Feel free to hack the kit for more complicated solutions (automatic watering cans, plants that tweet, etc.) if you so desire.
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Price: $32.00
Available from: MoMA Store

Concrete Vessel by wrk-shp

A small vessel for plants or pens could be a nice addition to your workspace, especially as you can switch between desktop or wall display depending on the accessory pairing. Double up the semi-circular planter by wrk-shp (husband-and-wife team Airi Isoda and Ryan Upton) and add the stand for a circular tabletop statement, or hang one vessel by a polyester cord semi-circle style against a wall. If you plan on using the vessel as a planter, please note that indoor succulents would do especially well, as the vessel has no drain hole.
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Price: $58.00 - 86.00
Available from: Gessato

x3 Watering Can

Yeah, it’s just a watering can, big deal. And, yes, a single metal tube is bent three times (hence the name) to create the handle and the pour spout. The handle allows it to be held from the top when full and at the side when watering. All those things plus a semi-decent price tag must mean that this year you’ll finally take decent care of your plants; with a watering can like this, who wouldn’t? Just don’t over water your plants accidentally while admiring the water can.
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Price: $67.00 - 145.00
Available from: Kontextür

Waterworks Bulb

The Waterworks Bulb looks so much better than a wine bottle Plant Nanny, don’t you think? It’s suitably sized for smaller houseplants, and blends in more with its surroundings thanks to its clear glass bulb. You can also choose which sort of terra-cotta cone you’d like based on the amount of water a specific plant needs, thus ensuring ideal water flow and happier, healthier plants.
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Price: €35.00
Available from: Wannekes

Living Wall Planter 2

It’s Earth Day, and that means you should probably assess what you can do to make the world around you a bit greener. Maybe that means using less water, maybe it means using mass transportation (or carpooling) a little more, but whatever you do, do something. Maybe you could plant a few more herbs and veggies in or around your home, which will go a long way towards reducing your reliance on grocery store fare.

If that sounds like a good idea, let me point you towards Woolly Pocket’s Living Wall Planter 2. It’s ideal for vertical gardening, as it has a compact shape that’s easier to hold, lift and hang. An integrated watering well keeps plants watered for up to two weeks and the front and back sides are vented so that roots can breathe. The Wall Planter can live indoors or out, as there’s no need for drainage. And, if your thumb is definitely not green (or you’re flush with cash), consider the Woolly School Garden 2 for your local school (see below).
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Price: $59.99
Available from: Woolly Pocket

Urban Garden Standard Planter

The Urban Garden Standard Planter from Glowpear might just change the way you garden. It’s appropriate for indoor or outdoor use, and, best of all, it has self-watering system that allows plants to take as much hydration as they need. Simply top up the water reservoir (or water as usual through the soil) and make sure there’s appropriate sunlight and you’ll have a robust little garden to give you vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers.
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Price: $199.00
Available from: Glowpear

Ceramic Self-Watering Planter

Thank goodness, there’s a self-watering planter that hides the fact that you suck at taking care of your plants. It’s ceramic, so that in itself helps make it look nicer, and has two parts to reduce your watering chores. The upper matte cylinder holds the plant and the lower glossy water reservoir will let the plants roots drink as much as they like. Finally, you’ll have a happy plant in a happy, nice-looking planter. It’s a win/win sort of situation.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Available from: Spartan Shop