Plants

Geometric Terrariums

Are terrariums still on your wish list? It feels as if they’re not as popular as last season, however, I’d bet there’s still a fair amount of us that want to have a little indoor garden. We’re in luck, as there are quite a few options available over at Etsy. You’ll find more than a handful of sellers doing their best to tempt you with their geometric terrariums.
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Price: $24.00 - 75.00
Available from: Etsy

The Phytophiler No.2 (Mirrors) by Dossofiorito

Is it a science experiment? Is it a plant pot? Is it art? Hmm, can it be all three? Functional appendages like magnifying glasses and mirrors encourage you to interact with a plant on more intimate terms. Have you properly studied the underside of a leaf, or the color of a newly formed bud? The Phytophiler series by Dossofiorito is composed of hand-thrown terracotta pots and the aforementioned appendages, and, after you add in the plant, you’ll be ready to “reflect on the larger emotional connections that link us to the natural world.”
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Price: $588.60
Available from: L'ArcoBaleno

Dual-Action Watering Can

If you have a green thumb, you might appreciate this sculptural Dual-action Watering Can. A recess in the base allows for a firm hold while the stainless steel lid allows for pouring from a removable spout or showering from the perforated section, take your pick. Holding the can’s neck instead of a handle is a bit more ergonomic too, which is a definite plus.
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Price: $84.00
Available from: A+R Store

Spring Watering Can

If you need a new watering can, how about a brightly colored polyethylene one with a rather organic (or cartoonish-in a good way) shape? Designed by Robert Bronwasser for Goods, the Spring Watering Can has an ergonomic shape with a slender spout and large opening for filling with a faucet or hose. Choose between blue, green, gray, yellow, or white.

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Price: $24.00
Available from: Gessato

Bacsac Composter Bag

Composting isn’t the sexiest subject, but you might find yourself excited about this bag from French company Bacsac. At-home composting is easier now with the Composter Bag (available with 5.2 gallon or 10.5 gallon capacity) made from Bacsac’s signature geotextile fabric. Add all your vegetable and fruit peelings, dead leaves and flowers to the bag, zip it up and leave it alone. Use the handles on either side to flip the bag for mixing every couple of weeks, and once composting is complete, you’ll have fertilizer for your plants. Easier (and better looking) than a composting bin, isn’t it?
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Price: $75.00 - 95.00
Available from: Dwell Store

Reclaimed Wood Plug-In Planter

A reclaimed planter box, so what? As the ‘Plug-In’ part of the title might have clued you in, this planter box houses a hydroponic, self-watering system. Designed by Nick Behr and Sarah Burrows, the reclaimed wood box hides the mechanism that allows for different watering settings based on plant type to ensure proper nutrient intake, allowing you to grow your plants without your kitchen looking like a science laboratory- not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course. Other finishes available directly from Modern Sprout, plus a solar powered option ($219.00).
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Price: $159.00
Available from: Dwell Store

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: $60.00 - 120.00
Available from: Kontextür

Boskke Cube Planter

Here’s a planter that alludes to the traditional shape of the humble terra cotta pot, however, rather than hiding the dirt and roots, it puts the plant’s root system on display for all to see. And, there’s a handy function not immediately apparent: the clear body also acts as a water reservoir that supplies up to four weeks of water.
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Price: $19.00 - 35.00
Available from: Gretel Home

Ourt garden tools

If you have spent any time gardening, you know the value of a rake, shovel, and hoe. Now, add a little modern styling to those very valuable functions, plus a wooden base for storage, and you’ve got a set that will have any design aficionado plonking down their credit card. Some of us may be dissuaded from the Ourt Garden Tools’ high price tag and possible overseas shipping charge, but I’d hazard a guess there are others that think it’s worth every cent.
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Price: $128.00
Available from: internoitaliano

Opus Garten

Repotting plants can be messy, and that’s exactly why this Opus Garten PottingTray and tools are something to consider. The PottingTray is made from durable, flexible silicone and protects tables and countertops as well as keeping dirt from going everywhere. Clean up is easy, just stick it in a dishwasher or run it under the tap.

The tools, a.k.a. the Handworktoy™, are indoor garden tools that include a soil scoop, large tweezer, and a versatile garden knife. And, if you need another planter, check out the sub-irrigation WallPlanter with a ball and cord system that makes it easy to place and remove. Back the project over at Kickstarter and your future repotting project cleanups will be a breeze.
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Price: $65.00 - 250.00
Available from: Kickstarter

Hydro container

How’s this for a way to display you prized plants? Created by Japan-based designer 10¹² TERRA, this minimalist container was designed so that a plant is suspended within, thus allowing its intricate root system to be displayed. The top portion has a grid that holds the plant while the bottom portion holds water; this two part system makes it easy to replace the water when needed and showcases the plant in its entirety.
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Price: $125.00
Available from: Leibal

Moistly

I’m guilty of forgetting to water plants, how about you? With this gadget we can change our ways, as it beeps and blinks when a plant is thirsty. Just stick Moistly in the soil of your plant and go about your business, and know that when the time comes, you’ll be alerted before your leafy friend becomes too parched.
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Price: $20.00
Available from: Moistly

Fizzy Farm

No backyard? No problem. The Fizzy Farm from Zero Mile Farms will give you the room to grow food hydroponically so you can have fresh fruits and veggies anytime, indoors or out. As you might know, growing food hydroponically uses only 10% of the water that normal gardens do, and with a little added nutrient, your produce will put those at the grocer’s to shame (hopefully).
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Price: $149.00 - 199.00
Available from: Zero Mile Farms

Water From A Stone

No need to ask favors for watering your plants the next time you leave on a week long trip, this handblown glass container will do the job. Fill the ‘stone’ with water, cork it up, and then place it into a planter, making sure it’s slowly dripping water onto the plant’s roots. It will seep water out over the course of 3 to 4 days, keeping your plants refreshed and happy when you’re away. Each ‘stone’ holds 7oz (207ml) of water.
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Price: $13.00
Available from: Kikkerland

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Nourishmat

I’m a little late in posting this, so you might have seen it around, but, thankfully you’ve still got 5 days to back it if you haven’t already. The Nourishmat is a grow-your-own garden mat that makes it easy to get veggies growing in your backyard. Simply roll the mat out on some garden soil, push in the seedballs, and hook the mat up to the hose. Voilà! It takes all the guesswork out of gardening. For you, your kids, your neighbors, etc. For more info, visit Earth Starter’s Nourishmat website.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $55.00 +
Available from: Kickstarter