Planters add life, energy to outdoors
Never underestimate the impact of a few strategically placed planters.
Whether you live in a large house with a great yard or a condo space with a small balcony, planters are key when it comes to adding some life and energy to your outdoors.
Use a grouping of them if you’re sprucing up your balcony, or if you’ve got a house, try them on either side of a garage or at the entranceway with an oversized pot. Planters make the perfect statement and can create some much needed curb appeal. And let your imagination go wild — planters are not just for annuals, fill them with anything from twigs to tropicals, greenery to succulents.
This month I have come up with some out-of-the-box ways to fill your planters, and your outdoor space, no matter how big or small (or how green your thumb is).
Ibarra Ficonstone Planters These planters (available in two sizes) are made from an innovative blend of stone, plastic and cement, making them strong but lightweight. The shape of the bowl and the texture makes it perfect to plant small shrubs.
Plant Terrariums If pots and upkeep are not up your alley, then these are for you. These skillfully made terrariums add a zen-like quality to either an indoor or outdoor space. Put one on a coffee table in a modern outdoor space for the perfect green finishing touch.
Spora Planters Ceramic containers with vegetable tanned leather straps add an organic vibe to any space, indoors or out. With a matte finish and available in three strap colours, a grouping of these planters is perfect to house herbs, succulents, or trellis plants. Better yet, a large grouping of these would make the perfect statement in a small patio.
Pair of French Urns These double lobed handled, 19th Century urns add wow to your outdoors. They are the perfect addition to a stately garden or add the right tension to a modern space. I am in love with the chipped paint and bold colour, almost giving them a patina of aged copper. Filled with modern white flowers, these add the right amount of surprise and glamour to your outdoors.
Plant Stand Used to house an eclectic collection of pots, this midcentury style plant stand would add some life to a boring or unused corner of a patio. Or placed on either side of a sofa with a side table, would add some much needed height. Take your plants in for the winter and leave the stand outside to act as sculptural piece.