Creative Container Gardening With Modular Planters
April 25, 2012 by Robin Plaskoff Horton
Handmade of Ohio of white stoneware clay in their small Illinois studio, these modular planters from Good Erdle can be creatively configured to suit your space. The pots were inspired by designer/partner Andrew Erdle’s desire for a good-looking tabletop modular planting system versatile enough to dress up drab interiors like the offices he interviewed at before launching this father-son company.
“I went from living on a farm to working in ad agencies. Interview after interview during the recession confirmed some office trends: stagnant interiors and a lack of plants. Designing a tabletop modular planting system became my priority.”
The eight Elliot Modular Planters come in sets of two, four, or eight–the number you need if you’d like to create a full circle container garden, above. As there are no drainage holes in the legs, so the planters are best used with flora like succulents and cacti that require less watering.
Good Erdle was launched in 2012 by father and son team, Andrew and Richard Erdle. “For some reason, people assume we’re brothers,” says Andrew, “but we’re actually father and son.”
Each planter weighs 2 lbs. and measures 6” x 6” x 6”.