An appealing (and eco friendly) alternative to classic terra cotta or stoneware pots: planters made from recycled tires, which feature a distinctly urban edge.
Above: A recycled tire pot from Australian company UBeauty.
Above: The Giant Basin Recycled Tread Pot from Re:Tread is $99.99 at Amazon.
Above: The Low Basin Recycled Tread Pot from Re:Tread is $49.99 at Amazon.
Above: Recycled pots from Flat Tire Decor are made in Milwaukee from 100 percent recycled scrap tires; prices start at $19.99.
N.B. This post is an update; the original post ran on July 11, 2011.