GAR­DEN SHOP­PING

6 PRETTY PLANTERS WITH UNIQUE (AND CLEVER) FEA­TURES

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Spring into ac­tion this sea­son with planters that work as hard as you do. The pots we’ve picked are ready to self-wa­ter, re­sist frost, or hang loose in your gar­den this sum­mer.

STAY STYLISH

These fash­ion-in­spired pots are made of the same durable ma­te­rial used for RV and boat cov­ers. A fun scal­loped edge adds ex­tra flair, and the por­ous bot­tom al­lows for am­ple drainage to main­tain healthy, ro­bust plants. Dressy Pots—gar­den Things; my­gar­den­things.com; three sizes avail­able; $11–$15

DURABLE EL­E­GANCE

Hand­crafted from light­weight fiber con­crete, this planter is made to last through the win­ter months in­side or out. In­spired by vin­tage dolly tubs, the ridged de­tail­ing adds a clas­sic touch. Fiber Con­crete Bar­rel Pot— Ter­rain; ter­rain.com; $68 for 12-inch; $108 for 16-inch

BIRCH BRILLIANCE

While they ap­pear to be made from rus­tic birch or oak logs, these pots are made of light­weight polyuretha­ne, mak­ing them durable as well as weatherand Uv-re­sis­tant. Sur­real Faux Log Planters— Burpee; burpee.com; $50–$60

GO WITH THE FLOW

They may look like kil­n­fired pot­tery, but these con­tain­ers are made of light­weight resin. A self­wa­ter­ing in­sert de­liv­ers con­sis­tent mois­ture to roots. Maz­zano Self­wa­ter­ing Planters— Gar­dener’s Sup­ply Co.; gar­den­ers.com; $50 for 15-inch; $65 for 19-inch

MOD­ERN FARMHOUSET­alk about bring­ing your plants to new heights. This rus­tic piece is made from rope and gal­va­nized metal with a solid gray fin­ish. It’s per­fect for adding rus­tic charm to any gar­den. Prokop Round Gal­va­nized Hang­ing Planter— Way­fair; way­fair .com; $27

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