Beautiful and Useful Wooden Planters

You know that well used quote from William Morris “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”?  Well, I think that should apply to our gardens too.

Internet Gardener  Planter

I have been pouring over garden websites lately in the hope that the coming spring and summer will be sunny and warm, warm, warm and I can put to good use my new deck.  I’m thinking breakfast outside, long leisurely lunches and barbecues, and afternoons snoozing in a lounger.  And of course I need new furniture and accessories.

Internet Gardener Herb Wheel

I also need planters, and lots of them.  There’s nothing barer than a new wooden deck!

Internet Gardener Planter and Trellis

And I’m also thinking of making over the rest of the garden.  And that’s where William Morris comes in.  I love the look of these wooden planters.  Beautiful and useful.

Internet Gardener  Cascade Vegetable Bed

I also love this cascade vegetable planter.  It would add some much needed height and would be perfect for herbs just outside the back door.

Internet Gardener  Potting Bench

And I’ve always wanted a potting bench.  I’m already dreaming of the ‘pottering’ I’ll do after the annual trip to Homebase to stock up on annuals and bedding plants.

Do you think I’ll develop green fingers?

All images from the Internet Gardener.



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    Susanna - My nordic house

    February 19, 2013

    I’ve been having very similar thoughts lately – since the sun has been making more regular visit to our neighbourhood! I’m thinking of getting (or maybe making) couple of wooden raised beds to have a little and very modest (to match my skills 🙂 vegetable patch this summer. Pea shoots, garlic, rocket and some herbs!

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      February 19, 2013

      Sounds lovely 🙂

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    Becky - Pretty Dandy

    February 5, 2013

    Love that cascade planter – it’s so pretty! I’ve also seen a great idea with a broad old ladders and pretty terracotta pots that I keep meaning to try.


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      February 5, 2013

      My favourite too Becky 🙂