Don't let the April 1st snowstorms threatening part of the Northeast fool you, spring is on way. Although some of us can't open up the windows and let it in (I'm a little jealous of those of you who can), you can prep for the sunny months ahead. Start shopping for planters now and pick up some tips from the green thumb pros. That way you'll be ready to maximize the greenery both inside and out of your home. In the meantime I'll be crowding my windowsills with sprouting seedlings, waiting for the temperatures to climb.
Splurge: Gainey Ceramics Sgraffito Planter
If you hail from Southern California, chances are you're familiar with Gainey Ceramics, popular for their earthenware designer pottery, urns and planters in the bygone era of the 1950's. This particular planter set known as the "Sgraffito" is circa 1960's and well worth the hefty price tag. In excellent condition, these planters comes with the Gainey Ceramics markings on the bottom and can be attributed to designers David Cressey and Robert Maxwell. Available on Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $650.
Save: Fabric Planter
Looking for something softer? This unique fabric planter is made of heavy duty canvas and scotch-guarded on the inside for water resistance. The exterior features embroidery detail and a handwoven accent trim. If this doesn't quite fit your color scheme, seller Natalie Kaelin offers customization upon request. Either way you'll save in comparison to similar handmade options. Available on Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $56.
You just know that a fabulous fluffy fern would look perfect in this wooden hanging planter. Although it's dated to the 1950's, the rounded style and warm wood color make it ideal for any bohemian styled home. Tuck it into a sunny corner or collect several for a hanging wall of greenery. Available on Apartment Therapy Marketplace, $48.