Hard and Soft Garden Container Porn

July 30, 2012 by


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Looking for some sizzle in the garden or on the patio? Rejuvenate a tired outdoor space by introducing some hot new containers.

It’s a matter of personal taste. Containers range from huge to teeny-tiny, rigid to soft, and I’ll show you one that zips. Some hang on the wall, and some out the window. There are even containers, oh my, that suspend upside down from the ceiling! And I found one that expands all on its own. And then there are the modular containers that enable you to design in multiple positions.

Here’s a roundup of garden containers that get me really excited…


He’s the man: the Relax planter from Eternit, above, lies with you in the garden.

Hanging From the Rafters

Soft adjustable fold-over straps for creating a hanging green wall

String gardens also known as  kokedama,  the Japanese art of suspending plant balls create their own containers.

Skyfarm is a series of hanging planters forming a vertical farm that can hang right outside your kitchen window!

Twice as good: the Photosynthesis Lamp lets you light one up after planting.

Planter Frames, above, are great for small spaces. Get 10% off with code URBAN.

Still one of my favorites, Baskke Sky Planters let you plant down from the ceiling.

If you are into leather: these porcelain and leather hanging planters could be suspended or hang on a wall. You could create a pattern or use a series of them together as a room divider. Available in the UK from Garden Beet.

 

On the Wall or Over the Balcony

 

Ballavaz modular wall planters add some colorful zing on the wall indoors or out. They are self-watering so just mount ‘em any way you like and then take off…

The soft pocket planters from Woolly Pockets make easy vertical gardens. Available in the UK from Garden Beet.

The City Planter from Potted brings some raw urban style to a fence or wall.

Not heavy metal: Eric Trine’s industrial-style wall containers

UK designer Geoff Fisher plays off his Trook design with this twig planter mount. Fisher gathers all the fallen wood in the area around his studio outside London.

Joe Paine takes the pain out of configuring and hanging a vertical garden.

One of Urban Gardens’s reader favorites, the MiniGarden is compact and so easy for any small space indoors or out. Want one? They’re vailable in the UK at Garden Beet.

Since we featured the Urbio modular wall planter last year, they now offer a few more choices…Want one? They’re available directly from Urbio.


Getting Down on the Ground

 

Patrick Nadeau’s Urban Planters for Authentics zip down and off…

I love the soft containers from French company, Bacsac, above. they come in a variety of colors and modules so you can work these lightweight planters into just about any space.

This planter works overtime as a table.

Binôme-Jardin’s pieces are a perfect fit together…

Go configure: Good Erdle’s modular planters can be enjoyed in multiple positions…

Pillow talk: Libel Designs makes super soft pillow planters

While Vondom brings us these rigid pillow planters that offer some visual play…

Do the tangerine tango and more modular movable garden-making from Qui est Paul…

This small but mighty cement planter, above, demonstrates that bigger is not always better…

And the larger Zoie planter makes a design statement in an entry hall or any indoor garden…

Sizzling: This planter and barbecue duo from Black and Blum won’t do windows, but it really cooks!

Nomadic Containers

For those who can’t commit, there are mobile containers that like to stay on the move, always ready to roll…

Put it on wheels, and your container can chase the sun…

The Garden365 mobile garden is as gorgeous as it is functional and it will move you as you move it…

Or, if you and your plants are shade lovers, you can hide from the sun with this plantable patio umbrella base

Yep, that’s right, just about anything can be a container, like these shopping carts from S.O.S Garden.

Planters for the horticulturally mobile: you can have your garden and take it with you too…

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