A new planter—even a very big planter—shouldn’t feel like a lifetime commitment. We went searching for lightweight and luggable pots suitable for patios, terraces, and stoops. Here are 10 of our favorites (all light enough to carry indoors when the weather turns cold):
Above: Japan-based designer Naoto Fukusawa’s large Cup Planter for Serralunga is made of molded recyclable polyethylene and is available in four colors, with a diameter of 19 inches; $195 at DWR. Above: Lightweight planters made from made from a mixture of natural stone and resin, Modern Outdoor Planters are available in four sizes and shapes at prices from $142 to $821 depending on size from Botanicus Green. Above: From Spain-based Gandia Blasco, a Sahara Planter is made of molded recyclable polyethylene and is available in various sizes at prices ranging from $550 to $750 depending on size from Y Lighting. Above: Made of a lightweight polymer resin, a Madison Planter is available in five sizes from 14 to 34 inches; from $50 to $497 depending on size from Urbilis. Above: An oversize Vas-One Pot designed by Luisa Bocchietto made of recyclable polyethylene is four feet tall and currently on sale for $720 from DWR. Above: At 15 inches in diameter and 15.5 inches tall, a Saabira Fiberstone Planter will accommodate a large plant or a small patio tree; $79.95 from Crate & Barrel. Above: Made in the US, Lightweight Planters made of commercial grade polyethylene are available in three diameters at prices from $42 to $75 depending on size from Arizona Pottery. Above: With a molded textured surface, A ntique Green Ficonstone Square Pots are available in four sizes from 8 to 14.5 inches and at prices from $18 to $55 depending on size from Jamali Garden. Above: Made of a “super-light aggregate of polyresin and stone, a Shore Wide Polyterrazo Planter is 20.75 inches high with a base measuring 20.75 inches; $99.95 from CB2.
Fibreglass Buxus Cube Planter is frost-proof and can stay outdoors year-round. For more information and pricing, contact The Pot Company.
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