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A Container for Every Outdoor Living Space
A patio, deck, balcony, or any outdoor living space doesn't look complete without accessories, specifically potted plants. Whether you want to grow a patio-sized citrus tree, start an herb garden from seed, or add a splash of color with flowering annuals or perennials, letting them grow in an attractive container will lift the spirits of everyone who sees them.
Regardless of your style or decorating tastes, we have just the planters for you. Check out these seven very different but beautiful... containers for your outdoor space.
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Jonathan Adler Okura Planters
Jonathan Adler is a designer and style guru whose Midcentury modern-influenced homeware designs remind you of a bright-colored yesterday. These large, stoneware Okura planters come in vibrant hues like orange, blue and a yellow-lime and would look great with a mix of succulents or something bold and bright.
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Bauer Dome Pot
The original Bauer Pottery Co. began in 1878 in Kentucky, but relocated to Los Angeles by 1910. For decades, the company produced stylish planters, dishes, and serveware in bright colors and pastels. Failure to work things out with the striking potteries union resulted in the plant's closure in 1962. In the ensuing years, pieces became more collectible, and in 1998, a new owner bought the trademark, continued the designs, created new ones, and the company continues to thrive in its new... incarnation as Bauer Los Angeles. One of the company's newer lines is the Dome Pot with Stand, a modern salute to Midcentury modern bullet planters, available in Bauer Orange, aqua (pictured), and white.
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Pot Inc. Hover Dishes
Modern furnishings call for containers with simple, clean lines and shapes. Pot Inc.'s dish planters have names like Dolga, Bosa, Emoda, and Flango and are perfect for succulents, spillers, trailers, or air plants. Each Hover planter is made of double powder-coated galvanized steel and includes stainless steel cables and a swivel hook for hanging, and are sturdy enough for indoor or outdoor use.
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VesseL® USA Inc. produces the modern classic pottery brand known as Architectural Pottery, which has been around since 1950. The pottery is distinctive--early pieces were often white, and in basic geometric forms that worked well with Midcentury designs. The newer lines feature beautiful glazes in colors like persimmon orange, graphite gray, chroma bronze, and velvet teal.
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Greenes Fence Co. Raised Planter
Want to grow vegetables and herbs but short on space? These raised beds and planter boxes are designed in various configurations and sizes to fit on urban balconies or suburban decks or yards. Depending on the model you get, Greenes' Fence planters are made of cedar or timber and will resist weather and insects. One of the many good things about a raised planter: you can use a healthy soil mix, which is a plus if you live in a region with soil that is mostly clay or sand. Comes with... instructions and can be assembled in an hour or so. You'll have to provide the soil and plants, of course.
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Restoration Hardware Olive Jars
Inspired by the vessels used for centuries in the Mediterranean for transporting grain, wine, and olives, Restoration Hardware's jars are artisan-crafted and imbued with a weathered finish that resembles ancient stone. Made of fiber concrete with a hand-applied finish that replicates terra cotta, these containers can be displayed indoors or outdoors.
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West Elm Cityscape
Tall rectangular planters are deep and wide enough in which to plant specimens with deep root systems--shrubs, ornamental grasses, small trees, etc. They make dramatic statements in a front or back yard and can even establish a low wall or barrier. This pair, the Cityscape Planters, are from West Elm.