Happy Friday, everyone! It's time for the first installment of Green Sauce - a blog series where I talk plants and plant care. If you follow my Instagram page, you know that I have a thing for plants. Perhaps I've even earned the title of...PLANT LADY. Today I'm going to focus on planters: which ones I love, how I use them, and a product round-up so you can get sauced.
There are a few things to think about when you're buying a planter:
- Size of your plant vs. planter size. A good rule of thumb is that your plant should be roughly 1.5 times as high as the planter that it's in.
- Does the planter have drainage? If not, you probably need to add pebbles to the bottom of your planter.
- Is the planter just decorative? In that case by a plastic tray to put in the bottom of what you're using as a decorative planter and place the plant in its store bought container inside on top of the plastic tray to catch water.
There are so many reasons why I love plants! I think natural elements add so much to decor and it's very satisfying to watch them grow and change with the seasons. I do not decorate with very much color, but do love the pop of green that plants add to my home.
Planters come in all shapes and sizes...and prices! On the lower end you have trusty terra cotta like the ones you see above and below. I use a wide variety of planters in my home and love simple terra cotta pots. I also like repurposing vases, pots, and bowls to use as planters.
This kind of repurposing is an example of where I would likely use a plastic tray that I mentioned above and simply keep the plant in its original plastic container that you get from the nursery or where ever you buy your plants.
Want the look? Here are my planter picks. There are a wide range of styles here, including several that I own personally (1, 4, 12, and 13) and the rest are ones on my wish list!
1. CB2 Planter + 2. Amazon Planter + 3. CB2 Planter + 4. Target Terra Cotta Pot + 5. Trouva Stoneware Planter + 6. World Market Black Matte Planter + 7. Zara Home Planter + 8. Trouva Grey Pot + 9. Rejuvination Column Planter + 10. CB2 Planter + 11. The Primary Essentials Fresco Cup + 12. Target Bowl + 13. CB2 Wall Planter
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