Reminding me of high school geometry – planters typically come in many geometric shapes. Square pots, rectangular planters, round… These are the most common.
So when I drove by this uniquely shaped geometric planter, I parked – and paid this unique container garden a proper visit.
The cool shape was the first thing that struck me. I hadn’t seen a geometric planter before (have you?)
This one is large, not huge, but scaled large enough to be able to add impact when driving by. Unfortunately, it was the middle of the day and harsh sunlight made it difficult to take more than a few decent photos… 🙁 Many of the pictures had shadows, and weren’t able to capture this planter’s interesting lines and geometric form. Fortunately, the photo below shows the full effect of a well paired planter and planting. Both, I think, enhance one another – and a good marriage is made.
Take a look…
Geometric Planter Enhanced with Striking Plant Combo
I definitely credit the planter’s unique form – that’s what made the impression in the first place, but then there’s the lovely composition. What I want to point out is that the planter has a decent sized interior to handle a small olive tree with a lovely understory using low plants: Sedum angelina and Festuca bunch grasses. These low water plants also grow well in containers.
This low understory tapestry works well to complement the planter’s geometric form: Sedum angelina is the vibrant, yellow green leaved succulent, and here it reminds me of moss, which would also contour the pot – but respect the boundaries.
The differing shades of green really add to the visual interest: Gray green of the olive; medium green of the Festuca grass; yellow green of the Sedum (and there is another succulent showing only a light touch – Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives.’)
This modern planter is most definitely distinctive. Here it shows planted like a work of art! I find the entire composition works well in what would otherwise be a lackluster uninviting space now turned into something green and special.
I got so enthralled with this planter that I started looking for it (to buy) at a couple of local garden stores, with no luck. I did locate it online, and am excited because this will go well with future projects.
**If you want to take a look at this planter, or rather one that is very similar in size and shape, I’ve included my link to Wayfair -they have a complete selection made by Cresent Garden called the Origami collection.The geometric planters in this collection are lightweight, made of resin and comes with drain hole ready to plant. Shipping is free.
Also, if you like the one in this post, here’s what I think it is (color: Ash – size: 25″ H x 25.75″ W x 25.75″ D.) Interior dimensions (for soil and plants) is much smaller: 10.5″H x 13.5 W x 12.5 D. The planter is double walled for extra protection for plant roots and enhanced appearance.
Here is more info about their warranty and moulded resin:
Rotationally moulded resin planters provide a great value given the 10 Year limited warranty – crack and fade proof making them the perfect planters for even extreme weather conditions. High design that will make a statement in any location. Lightweight and easy to handle.