Plants

Geo Planters

I really love these hand-cast planters by Kelly Lamb. It’s quite an interesting mix of materials and textures; they’re cast in concrete for an industrial feel but have a smooth finish to go well in interiors, and of course adding in plants gives it the final touch. Available in small and large sizes, priced at $80 and $125.

Small Geo Planter: 9.5″ diameter, 8lbs
Large Geo Planter: 15″ diameter, 25lbs

Image via Kelly Lamb

Purchase Information:

Price: $80.00
Available from: Kelly Lamb

Woolly Pocket Islands

New Woolly Pocket islands! With the same breathable fabric as the original Wally and Meadow, these islands can live on their own on a table or floor (instead of hanging on a wall like the Wally) plus zippered panels allow for customized plant shapes.

Shown above: Brian Woolly Pocket, $152.00
Height 16″, 12-sided shape, 4 zippers
diameter 18″, volume 1.0 cf
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Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00 and up
Available from: Woolly Pocket

JeffreyJamesModern terrariums

Jeffrey, of JeffreyJamesModern, commented upon the cost prohibitive Ladyslipper Terrarium last week in order to draw attention to his own more affordable line. And what do you know, compared to $9,500.00, the price of $350 seems downright dirt cheap. I’d snap of them up right away if I lived in the US and if I could keep plants alive. There’s also a “You Choose, I Create” terrarium option, where you can choose everything “from the size and shape of the terrarium to a myriad of materials, colors and plants inside”.

To see the entire line, visit JeffreyJamesModern.

Purchase Information:

Price: $300.00
Available from: JeffreyJamesModern

Ladyslipper Terrarium

Oh my, have you seen this? Found while perusing images for the litill terrarium, this glass box is crazy elegant. Finely crafted indeed at $9,500.00. Ouch.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $9,500.00
Available from: Partners & Spade, NYC

Haute Culture Mini Gardens

My boyfriend recently got a wheat grass juicer so I’ve been trying to find cool containers to start a little wheat grass garden in. These nice little planters are a perfect shape for wheat grass and would look cool growing on your dining table or in your kitchen.

Purchase Information:

Price: $28 and up
Availability: Buy Haute Culture Mini Gardens here

Litill Terrariums

I’ve always been drawn to terrariums. Too bad I have little to no luck with plants, otherwise I’d think about getting one of these quirky fellows from litill. They’ve got quite a few shapes and sizes to choose from (starting at $125 for a 5″x6″), so take a look if you’re interested.

phlox (pictured):
$200 s (4.5x8in)
$300 m (5.5x10in)
$400 l (7x12in)

Purchase Information:

Price: $125.00
Availability: Buy Litill Terrariums here

Off The Wall Mini Flowerpot

$22 isn’t too expensive for these weird yet cool wall hanging mini flowerpots, but you certainly just can’t have one when they come in various colors just begging to be grouped together.

Materials: Powder-coated steel

Size: 3.2″ t x 2.4″ d x 2.4″ w

Purchase Information:

Price: $22.00
Availability: Buy Off The Wall Mini Flowerpot here

Swan Watering Bucket

If this watering bucket makes you want to glide around like a ballet dancer while taking care of your plants, go for it. I’m not going to say anything.

Available in black and white.
Measures 13in x 9.5in and made of plastic.

Purchase Information:

Price: $14.00
Availability: Buy Swan Watering Bucket here

Plant Nanny Stakes

If you ever run into the who’s-going-to-water-my-plants-while-I’m-gone conundrum, check out these Plant Nanny Stakes. Most plastic bottles will fit (reusable points), ensuring that your plants get just the right amount of water while you’re away. There’s also stakes to fit wine bottles if you have more of those to use/reuse. Or, even better, take a look at the Self-Watering Probes (5 pack for $23.95), which sound strange but would work well for long term holidays since they work with a larger water reservoir.

Put those plastic bottles to use, they should do more than just come from an evil plastic factory, hold water, and get tossed into a landfill. Keep it around, and put it to work. Just connect the Plant Nanny Stake to the bottle, shove the stake deep into the soil of your ever thirsty plant, and watch the water level slowly lessen as the the plant takes only the water it needs to be happy.

$4.95 price quoted is for one stake.

Three 4 packs for $41.95 available through Amazon.

Purchase Information:

Price: $4.25
Availability: Buy Plant Nanny Stakes here

Kikku Planter

Incorporating plants into your home would be easy with this ladder planter, especially if you’re short on space. (I can see it working well for herbs maybe in the kitchen…)

A garden for your living room. The Kikku planter cradles four porcelain square pots that step up a walnut ladder. Architecturally elegant, it leans directly on the wall for support to create a vertical indoor greenhouse.

Made by Tonfisk Design, Finland.
Design by Susanna Hoikkala/Tanja Sipilš 2009

Purchase Information:

Price: $298.00
Availability: Buy Kikku Planter here

Delta 20 All-Inclusive Windowsill Planter by Lechuza

Here’s a cool planter that has plant substrate integrated into the plastic as well as an irrigation system so you can leave your plants unattended for weeks. The level indicator will tell you when it is time to refill the reservoir again.

Dimensions: 16″ x 6″ x 7″
Awards: Red Dot Design

Purchase Information:

Price: $34.95
Availability: Buy Delta 20 All-Inclusive Windowsill Planter by Lechuza here

Orb Terrarium and Supply Kit

Ever think about starting your own terrarium? Indoor greenery always adds life to a space, and a terrarium will provide smart housing for some special plants.

Orb Terrarium, $88.00: This unusual spherical terrarium is made from glass and contains two openings that provide you with easy access to your plants. Imported. 10″H, 12″ diameter

Terrarium Supply Kit, $32.00: Our handy kit includes flat moss in an onion bag, natural river stones, and a 24-ounce bag of Hoffman’s Charcoal Soil Conditioner-everything you need to maintain your own terrarium. The moss, stones and soil conditioner provide enough materials to outfit several small terrariums and one to two larger terrariums.

Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00- 88.00
Availability: Buy Orb Terrarium and Supply Kit here

Pascal Charmolu & Born In Sweden’s Watering Can

Hello, hello. Check out this snazzy watering can by Pascal Charmolu. A flexible hose ensures water goes where you want it while a magnet keeps the hose upright/attached when not in use. Clever.

The challenge with conventional watering cans? Ensuring water hits its target. They’re also generally utterly unsightly. French-born Pascal Charmolu came up with the antidote: This beautifully streamlined, practical design. Made of 18-0 stainless steel, this can features a flexible silicone hose with a built-in magnet that allows it to be attached to the canís body when not in use… When watering your plants, simply hold the metal cylinder with one hand and the hose in the other. Move the metal cylinder up or down to cease water flow. Voila!

Size: 12.5″ t

Note: Available for Pre-order. Delivery expected mid to end November.

Purchase Information:

Price: $96.00
Availability: Buy Pascal Charmolu & Born In Sweden’s Watering Can here

The Pot For One Flower by Normann Copenhagen

Do my eyes deceive me or is this $6.25 price correct? Seems unlikely, but for anyone who wants one, I guess it’s well worth checking out .

Dimensions: dia 3.2″ h 3.2″

$6.25, Buy it here.
or $23.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.25
Availability: Buy The Pot For One Flower by Normann Copenhagen here

Recycled Glass Bubble Terrariums

These recycled terrariums are a great size and shape, giving you plenty of room to add your favorite greenery.
(And, hello, terrarium tools? As if I needed any more encouragement to buy indoor gardening supplies.)

Indoor gardening takes on a grand scale in these over-sized rustic glass terrariums. Each piece is free-blown without a mold, creating giant glass bubbles that are then flattened and curved into shape. The opening is then cut and its edges polished. Plants not included. Each vessel’s shape may vary from the image shown.

Small: 16” L x 9” W x 9” H, $99.00
Medium: 14” Dia x 11 1/2” H, $121.00
Large: 14 3/4” dia x 15 1/2” H, $143.00
Extra Large: 15 1/4” dia x 19 1/4” H, $165.00
Buy it here.

Also shown: Terraium Tools, Set includes a mini rake and two different shovels.
$32.00, Buy it here.