Woolly Pocket Garden makes planters to snuggle up with
As a newish gardener with a big deck but no usable dirt in my backyard, I'm always on the lookout for awesome plant containers, and I think these Woolly Pocket planters definitely fit the bill. They aren't insanely expensive (they range from $29 to $245), they come waterproof and less waterproof, and they are designed to be placed on the ground or hung from a wall. The hanging part is a major plus, since vertical gardening is the new raised bed! (Especially for those of us who have nowhere to put a raised bed.)
Woolly Pocket planters were designed by Miguel Nelson, a sculptor by trade who some Angelenos may know as the owner of the event spaces Smog Shoppe in Culver City and Marvimon in downtown L.A. He said plants are extra happy in his planters because the material (made out of recycled plastic bottles) allows the roots to breathe. Maybe, but I mostly think the planters just look cool.
Woolly Pocket planters are currently being sold exclusively online. You can read more about them, see some provocative photos, and even purchase a few at www.woollypocket.com.
And thanks to my new favorite gardening newsletter Dirt du Jour for the tip.
-- Deborah Netburn