Plants

Teracrea- Treille by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

The Bouroullec brothers have done it again- yet another product that is impressive in its unusual approach (and solution) to a rather interesting objective.

“Teracrea was set up in 2002 based on an idea of the two founder partners, Mauro Canfori and Emanuela Destro, with the objective of creating a family of products designed to introduce greenery into internal architecture and offer new solutions to traditional pots for outdoor plants. In light of this, a number of important designers were asked to interpret and explore the concept of ‘greenery as a means of organizing the space around it’.
Treille is a system of cylindrical vases horizontally aligned and connected by gray-green nylon belts and adjustable lacquered metal braces. The pre-assembled set hangs from a ceiling or woodwork. The greenery planted in the vases finds an easy support to grow vertically in either direction. Hanging brackets are included.”

Size: 27.5″ L x 86.6″ H
Weight: 19.8 lbs.
Material: Terracotta, Nylon, Steel

Purchase Information:

Price: $370.00
Availability: Buy Teracrea- Treille by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec here

Stream garden

Hydroponics? It sounds slightly hi-tech, but I’m sure it would make an interesting experiment. Plus, it would make your plants look space age.

“Cultivate at home or your workplace with the same technique used in space stations and greenhouses. Streamgarden is a small personal garden for your home or place of work. It is designed to use the hydroponics technique in an integrated system. Hydroponics gives a magnificent and fast growth of plants. At the same time it is using water and nutrition in an efficient way.”

Size: 47 x 24 x 23 cm.

Contents: upper tank, lower tank, four pots, circulation pump with filter, outflow pipe, 4 bags of nutrition A, 4 bags of nutrition B, mixing bottle, clay pellets and a users manual.

Purchase Information:

Price: $147.00
Availability: Buy Stream garden here

Plant Cup

This may or may not be your cup of tea, but you have to agree it’s somewhat humorous. Might be a good gift perhaps (if you’ve got the cash, that is)…

10.6″H x 19.2″dia
ceramic

Purchase Information:

Price: $339.00
Availability: Buy Plant Cup here

Message Beans

While I’m a bit in wonder as to what the text actually looks like, it seems like a particularly good way to say something ordinary in a unique way.

“go way beyond greeting cards with these unique plants.
so what is a message bean? it’s an ordinary bean, carefully laser etched in such a way that when the bean germinates and sprouts into a small plant ( this usually takes 1 – 2 weeks ), the bean itself will read ‘happy birthday’ or ‘thank you’. each bean comes ready to grow in it’s own canister, which doubles as a planter ( although you could re-plant it anywhere you like ). it includes soil as well, so all you have to do is add water. the end result is a very affordable ‘card’ that won’t soon be forgotten by anyone who receives it.”

‘happy birthday’ and ‘thank you’ available.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.50
Availability: Buy Message Beans here

Planters (earthenware)

These planters are such a nice price (comparably) for decently modernish design.

“Simple, modern earthenware forms need no embellishment outside of a cultivar orchid green or a neutral prairie-style brown. Dipped inside/out glaze seals it 100% waterproof so plants can go saucer-less.”

Waterproof; no drainage hole
Use indoors or outdoors
Earthenware with a dipped glaze

Purchase Information:

Price: $24.95
Availability: Buy Planters (earthenware) here

Twist & Spout

I saw this a while ago in someone’s coverage of the Milan Housewares Fair, and I recently ran across it on a retail site where it’s available to purchase. It’s a great simple design that makes use of all those plastic bottles…

“Twist & Spout fits virtually any soda or water bottle with a screw-on cap. Use the Garden style to create an instant watering can. Use the Kitchen style to make those big two-liter soda bottles easy to handle…”

Garden spouts are available individually in blue and green or as a set containing
1 blue and 1 green. (6.5″ spout)

Kitchen spouts are available individually in pink and orange or as a set containing
1 pink and 1 orange. (3.5″ spout)

Purchase Information:

Price: $5.99
Availability: Buy Twist & Spout here

Rectangle Planters

I know I’ve maybe posted the square planters from Sprout Home before, but I thought these rectangular ones deserve mentioning. You know, for you rectangular-type gardeners.

Available in Dark Green, Black, or White
Ceramic, no drain holes

5″ h x 5″ x 12″

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.50
Availability: Buy Rectangle Planters here

Bonsai Tree in a Can

For any aspiring gardener, this little aluminum can holds the seeds to a new hobby. Or maybe you know a windowsill that needs a little nature? If you’re afraid of bonsai upkeep, you can take your pick of other plants too…

Aluminum can, black sand soil, bonsai black pine seeds.

3.5″ diameter x 1.25″ tall

Purchase Information:

Price: $12.00
Availability: Buy Bonsai Tree in a Can here

Black Ceramic Planters

I don’t know how many of you are re-potting plants in November, but these ceramic planters are too good to not post. Simplicity is sometimes so hard to find…

(No drain holes.)

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.50
Availability: Buy Black Ceramic Planters here

Eggling

So cute! You crack the egg open, add a little water, and before you know it you’ve got a little garden.
The ‘egg’ is made of white porous ceramic with fortified peat mixture enclosed, and each comes with a terra cotta tray and seed pack. After 4 or 5 months, it’s recommended that you plant them directly in soil (instructions enclosed).

Choose between Lobelia, Phlox, Thyme, Basil

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.95
Availability: Buy Eggling here

Balso Plant Pot

These new planters from Ikea are nice.

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.99 - 34.99
Available from: IKEA