Over the course of the past year, a lot of people got into gardening. It’s a fun pasttime, especially during the summer months when you can grow herbs and ferns on the lawn or the front porch. Fall and winter weather limit those options a bit. Best to take your carefully looked-after collection inside and transplant them into fresh pots that will match your home’s interior design. The trick is finding the best vessel for the job. You’ll need one that’s big enough to accommodate your plant, of course, but also one that’s made of top-quality ceramic. Here, a few of our favorites.
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Georg Jensen Terra Tray
If you’ve got a few plants that need to be repotted, then Georg Jensen’s set of three pots is the way to go. Designed in collaboration with architecture firm Snøhetta, it consists of two terracotta vessels and one stainless-steel one, all with the same no-frills shape. It’s elegant and cohesive without being too matchy-matchy.
Design Within Reach Bullet Planter
The Bullet planter is a bit of a mystery. It was never trademarked, and its designer was never identified, but versions of it have been produced since the 1950s. All to say it goes way back, and it could have very well been designed by Finn Juhl (but probably not). We like the way it literally elevates your plants, but it can even double as an ice bucket for parties.
Serax Concrete Planter
These pots aren’t inspired by rainforests or the deep woods, but rather, the plants that grow in cities. Made of concrete, they recall the plant popping out from beneath the sidewalk, giving the whole thing a look that’s distinct from more run-of-the-mill terracotta. It’s worth noting that they’re as solid—and heavy—as they look.
Bloomist Abelia Footed Planter
Designed in Belgium, these ceramic planters will easily fit into almost any living room or lounge. They come in three different sizes, too, so they can accommodate a wide range of plants. Obviously, if you’re on the hunt for a colorful set of planters, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
Wedgwood Burlington Planters
Wedgwood is best known for its tableware and tea sets, but the brand has a few planters in its arsenal too. Like much of the brand’s lineup, Burlington is made of Jasperware, an unglazed matte finish that Wedgwood invented hundreds of years ago. And, obviously, like so many of its other designs, there’s a bit of blue color here.
Matti Klenell Nappula Plant Pot
Sometimes, the best designs take cues from other furniture. This classic vase was inspired by a table at the Iittala Glass Museum that had “swollen” feet—its shape is similarly rotund, with a base that’s almost as large as the pot itself. It’s available in beige and white, too, if you’d prefer a more neutral look.
MoMA Design Store Self-Watering Wet Pots
Not everyone has a green thumb. If you’re still new to raising plants, these wet pots take the guesswork out of the process for you. Just pour water into the surrounding glass reservoir and the plant will absorb only what it needs. No more overwatering—or withering on the vine.