Monday, April 12, 2010

New! Recycled Garden Containers

A few weeks ago I was looking at an article about modern planters in the latest issue of Dwell Magazine. I love plants. Obsessively. And really wanted all the amazing planters the article featured, until I started looking at what they were retailing for. Because seriously, I know there are people who can pay a thousand dollars for something that holds dirt, I just don't think I will ever be one of them, however fantastically designed said dirt-holder may be. Sometimes, when I really want something I can't have, I start wondering if there is any way I could make whatever-it-is myself. It's really embarrassing how long it took me to think of using recycled plastic for the material, but once I did, well, now my house is full of homemade pots.

I'm really happy with all these pots. I have a stack of empty ones on the front table I'm getting ready to deliver to a local retailer, and I keep picking them up and saying, These are so cute! And awesome! I can't believe I didn't think of this till now! (I always get annoyingly excited about new ideas.) I've been keeping the very first pot I made on the kitchen table full of herbs--rosemary and chives and mint. They're doing great, and I love having a tiny herb garden right in the kitchen.

The garden containers are available in a variety of shapes and sizes to anyone anywhere right now through custom order (email orders to and coming soon to Etsy. The pots will also be available very soon at local retailer Twin Cities Green in Uptown.


  1. Beautiful.... the pictures and words were a joy to see and read... :O) Keep on posting.

  2. These are DARLING! Good show.