Sustainable Planters for Spring

(Welcome to Adele, who’s trying out to be a Re-Nest blogger!)

Now that it’s officially spring, we’ve been inspired to get a few new plants. There are countless options for planters out there, from reused tin containers or books to finds at your local thrift store. If you’re looking for a new planter, these are some of our favorites.

Shown above the jump, from left to right:

1. Papaver Vert Striped Plant Cozy ($54): We love the way wool felt looks, and this handmade plant cozy is no exception.

2. Eva Solo Flowerpot ($56): This flowerpot was inspired by the way plants naturally draw up water through their roots. The glass reservoir holds water, which is drawn up through nylon threads to the plant in the ceramic pot above. It’s intended to help your houseplants (or indoor herbs) live longer, happier lives.

3. Perch! Campy Planters ($76): Brooklyn-based Perch! makes these planters by hand from earthenware, and finishes them with a non-toxic glaze.

4. Roost Bubble Terrariums ($99-$165): These terrariums are made from recycled glass, free-blown without a mold.

5. Pigeon Toe Ceramics Small Tripod Pot ($36): This pot has an unglazed exterior with your choice of a bright, food-safe color glaze inside. Handmade in Portland, Oregon.

6. Coconut Fiber Round Pots ($1.79): These are an eco-friendly alternative for starting seedlings. Instead of peat pots, which are made from a non-renewable, fragile resource, these pots are made from renewable coco fiber. Coco Fiber pots also hold water longer than peat, and are more resistant to mold.

Other planters we’ve liked:

(Thanks, Adele!)