Buddha Art for Your Outdoor Living Space
Buddhism is an ancient religion that goes far beyond believing in an all-powerful being and an afterlife. Buddhists strive for morality, mindfulness, awareness, and understanding, and the practice is more a way of life than a belief system. Regardless of which religion you were born into, incorporating certain aspects of Buddhism into your daily life could create a path towards a happier life, and what better way to do that than to have symbols of it around your home and yard. Whether you are searching for a state of enlightenment or are simply appreciative of the beauty of Buddha, there is no denying that the addition of art inspired by the ancient symbol would be a lovely touch to your outdoor oasis.
Buddha Outdoor Water Fountain
The sound of trickling water is enough to make anyone feel more peaceful, especially with this gorgeous stone fountain that will have you wanting to stay outside all day looking at and listening to it. The detailed features of a serene Buddha will instantly relax you and the intricacy of the lotus flowers will have you discovering new elements of beauty every time you see it. It features a flat back which makes it perfect for a wall fountain.The sturdy structure is made of glass fiber reinforced concrete so this beautiful 50” ornament will be a focal point in your garden for years to come, and the flat back makes it perfect to situate anywhere in your yard! Have a specific color scheme in mind whilst redecorating your space? No problem. This fountain is available in 35 acrylic colors and stains so you can be sure to find the perfect shade to compliment the rest of your décor.
Buddha Head Garden Statue
If you’re looking for a piece to fill an empty corner or sit atop a vacant decorative cinder block then look no further. This timeless 30” piece is made of the finest materials and will be durable enough to last through the decade! Crafted from durable glass fiber reinforced concrete it will survive through cold, heat and stormy weather. Available in and large array of colors, it would be the perfect addition to a fountain, rock garden or deck, and the exquisite detail in this Buddha statue will have your backyard guests fawning over it for parties to come. Allow the presence of the Buddha statue to wash a sense of serenity over you and your guests while you enjoy your backyard paradise.
Extra Large Buddha Head Garden Sculpture
If you love the idea of the previously explained Buddha Head Garden Statue but you’ve got a much larger space to fill in your yard then this may be exactly what you’re looking for. Similar in structure and extensive detail, this Buddha stands at a whopping 72” but is made from a material lighter than concrete called fiber stone resin. It also features a gorgeous finish and the same large variety of colors available for the smaller version. This will truly be a statement piece for your home and will bring the wow-factor when guests come over, leaving them talking about it long after they’ve left. If this doesn’t say that this is a place of tranquility and comfort I don’t know what does!
Buddha Head Water Fountain
On a blistering hot summer day sometimes all you want to do is dump a bucket of cool water over your head. If you’re looking for another effective way to cool off then this stunning Buddha Head Water Fountain would be just the ticket! As the water flows from the top of the head, down the face and drips into the moat of water at the base of the structure you can imagine yourself in a cool lake far away from the stresses of life. This masterfully carved statue will attract everyone’s attention immediately, and the peaceful sound of the cascading water will put to rest any anxiety or worry of responsibilities. Made of extremely durable material, this fountain will outlast tradition case stone fountains and it is designed for outdoor use so it can weather nearly any conditions. At 40” high and 32” wide this piece would fit snugly in even the smallest of outdoor spaces, and with the beautiful details and calming sounds it emits you’ll want to make room! You can easily see why it is one of our top selling fountains.
Buddha Outdoor Water Fountain
One can never have too many outdoor fountains. Not only does the sound of running water create an atmosphere of serenity and relaxation, but it can also attract wildlife such as birds and thirsty chipmunks and squirrels who want to stop by for a bath or a drink! This show-stopping piece would be the perfect addition to your yard, and its long-lasting artistry would keep the birds coming back to sing for years to come. No matter which of the large array of colors you choose, this Buddha fountain will stand out no matter what. At a length of 75” it would make a lovely center-piece in any garden and the flat back can be placed against any wall. Lose yourself in the extraordinary details, and forget about life’s troubles while you listen to the gentle flowing of water.
Whether you are looking for that final finishing detail in the Buddha Head Garden Statue or seeking out that truly stunning stand-out feature like the Buddha Outdoor Water Fountain, any of these pieces would complete your yard décor in a unique and striking way. Statues can be a wonderful talking point for your guests and can really pull together the rest of your design. Fountains are always a favorite as well due to the calming sounds they make, and even just being around a body of water seems to make people more relaxed. In the hustle and bustle of daily life it’s great to have a place to escape to, and any one of these five, beautifully crafted stone pieces would make a fantastic addition to your oasis.
Vertical Garden Planters for Small Spaces
Vertical space just doesn’t get the attention it deserves sometimes, and if you’re concerned with optimizing space in a limited environment, growing a garden might seem like an impossible, or at least improbable, task. Whether your small available space is a balcony, porch, or at most a limited backyard, chances are you have a wall area that you can turn into a beautiful, well-designed garden for flowers, herbs, or vegetables that will not only brighten your living area but provide convenient and cheap food when you want something homegrown.
First, let’s take a look at some sturdy, well-designed outdoor vertical garden systems, then we’ll dig into what flowers, herbs, and plants would work best in such an arrangement.
Making Space where there is None
The Garden Anywhere Vertical System comes in two different styles, one offering eight forward-set pots and the other with seven, and when set together, create a continuous piece that allows you to extend and expand your available planting space seamlessly. They are made from a lightweight fiber cement that mimics the appearance and texture of cast stone without the heft and weight that comes with it. Functionally, they are UV and frost resistant and come with pre-drilled drainage holes so you don’t have to worry about modifying the pieces once you receive them. Both the Garden Anywhere Vertical System and Garden Anywhere Vertical System 2 share the same dimensions, 19"L x 11"W x 39"H, and weigh between 114 and 118 pounds each, making them both separately and combined one of the best vertical garden systems available on the market today.
If that’s a bit too large and you’re looking for something a bit more demure (if a solidly built planter set can be considered such), the Garden Anywhere Bench Set shares the lightweight fiber cement construction quality, placed in a sturdy metal frame that holds one large and two half-size planters for easy access to taller plants that might not fit in the Vertical Systems. As promised, the Bench Set comes with pre-drilled holes for drainage, superior craftsmanship, and an industrial style that doesn’t take away from the beautiful plants you’re planning on growing. The Bench Set as a whole measures about 34"L x 15.75"W x 38.5"H and weighs 111 pounds total.
Deciding Which Greenery to Grow
Step one is going to be choosing your plants. Because different plants require different types of soil, sun exposure, and watering frequency, you’ll want to arrange them appropriately. Now, the capacity of the Garden Anywhere systems will limit you in some manner, depending on which system you choose, but when it comes to plants for a vertical garden, you still have a great deal of freedom.
Flowers will bring a gorgeous burst of color to your balcony or porch, and depending on what you decide on, the scent of newly blooming flowers can make a world of difference to your mental and emotional state. Petunias are an excellent go-to for beginning gardeners. Blooming in a large variety of beautiful species, they tend to climb and hang over their planting space, helping you create a living wall of color. Most species of petunia thrive in full sun, though if it’s getting really toasty out there, the partial shade can ensure their survival in the hottest areas. As annuals, you should expect to replace them every so often, though there are some species that are classified as perennials.
Pure foliage plants are another great option, and many will provide that cascading effect as they grow into their planters. If you’re sitting pretty with full sun and a hot climate, Silver Falls Dichondra is a drought-resistant, hardy plant with beautiful, spidery silver leaves that thrive in well-drained soil. Once established, it can require weekly watering (more in extreme heat), and recovers quickly after a heat wave. If you’re working with more shade than you know what to do with, consider the Boston fern, a beautiful plant with a predilection for cool space, high humidity, and full to partial shade. By a quick daily soil check, make sure the soil is always damp, and if a dry wave hits, mist the plant to make sure it gets the humidity it needs. You’ll easily be able to tell if it’s too dry as the leaves will turn a telling yellow.
Delicious Herbal Goodness
Herbs are one of the top choices for a small, personal-sized garden because it puts some of the most essential cooking supplies right at hand. Many herbs will also smell fantastic, and right next to a window, you can enjoy a refreshing burst whenever the breeze blows just right. One of the top herbs for smaller planters is oregano. Oregano is a bit slower to grow than many others, but it’s a compact spreader, filling and establishing itself firmly in its planter. It grows best in full sun, thrives in poorer soil, and requires good drainage. It’s fairly heat resistant as well.
Lemon balm is an herb that produces a citrusy, minty scent when touched, and grows well in shade. When exposed to a good deal of light, it tends to get “leggy,” but it responds well when cut back, growing in twice as thick. The leaves are excellent for teas, fruits, salads, even fish preparation.
Would you believe that spinach is actually a strong contender for top dog among vertical vegetable gardening ideas? Preferring full sun and cooler temperatures, spinach grows quickly in fertile soil and should be planted in early spring after the frost, or if you’re in a frost-free region, it can thrive well in the winter. If you’re in a hotter region, consider chili plants! These vegetables grow happily in hot and sun-filled conditions as long as they are well-drained. Chili plants come in a wide variety of species and will tend to drape and spread, giving you the benefit of coverage and food production.
Got a Black Thumb? No Worries!
If you tend to have trouble growing plants, consider succulents. A species like Sempervivum are made to thrive in hostile climes and because it’s such a cute little plant, it will spread and establish itself in a vertical planter quite well. Sedum works hard as well and comes in a large variety of species, so you can get the bits of color you want without a need for excessive care.
As always, investigate and research your planting choices before choosing what you’re going to grow. Your local garden center can help you find exactly what you need to fit your needs and desires. Good luck and happy growing!
How Patriotic is Your Backyard?
Independence Day is a holiday meant for fellowship and fun, giving everyone an excuse to spend time with friends and family over the barbecue overflowing with steaks, burgers, and hot dogs. Patriotism and love of country don't stop when the fireworks flicker away into a starry sky. The bald eagle has been a symbol of the United States of America since 1782, a beloved avian symbol of freedom, strength, and survival. Bald eagles can fly as high as 10,000 feet and dive as fast as 99 miles per hour, and were at desperate risk of becoming extinct, starting in the 1950s. Thankfully, preservation efforts and the banning of certain chemicals in 1972 were able to rejuvenate the population and they are no longer considered in danger.
This majestic animal doesn’t need to just be a seasonal decoration. What animal embodies the freedom and majesty America represents? Its grace and presence can bring those same elements to your home, whether you’re a bit more space-conscious and prefer a canvas approach or looking for outdoor bronze eagle statues to become a new centerpiece in your backyard. Whichever living style you embrace, wow your visitors with a beautifully crafted art piece that brings the beloved symbol home.
Space-sensitive? Turn your backyard into your own outdoor art gallery with a canvas art piece depicting our nation’s symbol doing what it does best: hunting with its majestic wingspan spread over rolling waters. Hang this piece on the fence, backyard shed, or suspend it underneath a porch roof to bring a unique flair to your personal space. Okay, hanging a gallery-wrapped canvas outside might push against traditional style, but I made the choice to use this style of art in my backyard and it looks amazing. Revamping an old boring fence and shed has had quite an impression on visitors, garnering both compliments and curiosity, so there’s no lack of conversation starters here. UV-coated to prevent fading and built from all-weather canvas, you can be sure this 24"H x 24"L x 1.5"W piece will make a long-lasting impression. Want to do something different? Definitely, check out the Eagle Fishing #1 Outdoor Canvas Art and see if it’s the right piece for you.
If you are attracted to the grand feel of high-class society, then definitely take a look at the Eagle Looking Right Cast Stone Garden Statue. Have you ever wondered why lions guard buildings and homes of great importance? The Library Lions, Patience and Fortitude, have stood in front of the Beaux-Arts building in Manhattan since 1911 and are considered to be some of the most iconic statuary in the city. Take that tradition into your own hands by charging a pair of beautifully crafted, stone eagles to protect your home and flank the entrance, greeting all visitors with their noble bearing. Crafted from cast stone, this piece is intended to weather and age as gracefully as the Haliaeetus leucocephalus it depicts, available in multiple finishes to match up with your existing stonework. This is the perfect piece to set at the entrance to your home as guardian of the household along with the Eagle Looking Left, flanking your entrance in timeless style with a matching pair of outdoor bald eagle statues. Made in the USA, of course, the finish is applied carefully by trained artisans, standing a solid 12.5" x 11" x 20" and weighing about 80 pounds.
Stone is attractive and fits a classically designed, high-society aesthetic, but the timeless green patina of bronze evokes a whole different era of historical beauty. Detailed with the utmost in care and hand antiqued, the Freedom Eagle Bronze Garden Sculpture is cast using the traditional, lost-wax method, meaning that first, a wax statue is made, encased in a mold, after which the original wax design is melted away and the remaining void is filled with a solid bronze-brass alloy, ensuring that this outdoor bronze eagle sculpture will last through year-round outdoor use. The statue itself is 36"H x 28"W of painstaking accuracy, down to the most particular details. With wings stretched up to the sky, this American bald eagle statue can greet visitors whether you’re sharing the Fourth of July or any other time of year, holidays or just because!
Last but not least, let’s talk more about the traditional lost-wax method of casting metal. This approach to design allows sculptors to add incredible amounts of detail to lasting, timeless metal and when it comes to an outdoor bald eagle statue, that level of attention really pops and grabs the attention of all who see it. A more demure approach than the Freedom Eagle before, the Eagle on Crested Waters Outdoor Bronze Statue stands a mere 10” tall, but demands no fewer attention thanks to its exquisite color and antiquing. If you’re looking for beauty in accuracy, but seek a whole new dimension to the traditional sculpture, this is going to be a great gift to yourself. Still a great choice for year-round outdoor use, this hand-crafted, premium quality statue will bring the majesty and strength of the bald eagle to your backyard in a way only a few other sculptures could.
The American bald eagle is more than a symbol of freedom, it is an icon of perseverance and survival. Stunning to see in the wild, you can bring that sense of awe and beauty into your own backyard in an elegant manner with a new take on outdoor canvas art or traditional, timeless statuary in both stone and bronze. Don’t worry, you don’t need to build an eyrie for invite the bald eagle into your home year-round. Did you know that eyries have been known to weigh up to a ton? Thankfully, you can enjoy their awe-inspiring presence for quite a bit less than that. Celebrate your Independence Day by inaugurating your own newest piece of yard art!
Outdoor Stone Bird Baths with Beautiful Details
Summertime typically means spending a lot of time outdoors – especially if there’s a pool or water activities involved. Splashing around in water is not only great exercise, but it’s a fun way to keep cool during the warm summer months. Birds also like to keep cool and have a refreshing drink from birdbaths! Not only are these beneficial for birds, but bird baths offer a friendly outdoor garden piece that inspires that playfulness of summer. Attract all the wonderful birds of the season with one of these adorable bird baths and enjoy hours of bird watching! These would be perfect for a garden courtyard or any outdoor garden space for you and your guests to enjoy. These are actually quite versatile additions to the garden as you could easily turn one of these bird baths into a birdseed holder to attract even more feathered friends. Whatever you decide to do with it, these bird baths we have listed would complete any outdoor space.
Hummingbird Cast Stone Birdbath
This beautiful Hummingbird Cast Stone Birdbath has to be one of the unique bird baths for the garden you can find. A gorgeous collection of blooms, vines, leaves and hummingbirds are intricately etched into this bold cast stone setting. This birdbath would make the perfect focal point to any garden or outdoor space and comes in a variety of finishes which makes this piece the perfect addition to any type of garden or outdoor space. Easily set this up and watch all your feathered friend stop by for a refreshing drink of water as you watch from the patio. You and your guests can easily have hours of entertainment for those warm summer days watching all the different kinds of birds stop by. This sturdy design would be perfect in a courtyard or open area where birds could be most attracted to it. To read more about this wonderful piece and to see the variety of finishes it comes in, click the link here.
Smithsonian Cottage Garden Cast Stone Birdbath
Elegant and completely aesthetic, the Smithsonian Cottage Garden Cast Stone Birdbath features a wide basin atop a beautifully sculpted pedestal. This natural stone bird bath is simple yet grandiose, making it the perfect focal piece for any garden space. Your guests will love it and so will your feathered friends as they stop by for a quick drink. The wide bowl featured in this birdbath is large enough to accommodate several feathered friends, so this piece definitely emanates “the more, the merrier” message. Enjoy the great outdoors and all its splendor with the addition of this beautifully crafted cast stone bird bath and see how many birds flock to your garden. With several finishes to choose from, it’d be impossible not to find the perfect color for your outdoor living space. Get two and make one a bird feeder for even more feathered friends in your garden. This piece will be great for birdwatching with friends or simply enjoying the birds on your own. To learn more about this gorgeous piece, click here.
Flores Pedestal Water Fountain
This unique design features a flower-like birdbath with fountain. The piece resembles a blooming flower, complete with stalk and petals that birds all around will find inviting and cozy. Designed by the unparalleled beauty of flowers, this bird bath doubles as a fountain for moving, calming waters that will be inviting to guests and birds alike. This piece would be perfect as a centerpiece to really tie a garden scape together or as a wonderful addition to a courtyard area that needs something extra. Since the water is moving, you get the beautiful design of a gorgeous flower-like birdbath that doubles into a glorious fountain. Moving waters will lull guests into a comfortable summertime mood while providing your feathered friends a great place to keep hydrated during the warm months. Available in several different settings, this piece is versatile and would make the perfect addition to any outdoor living space. To learn more about this fantastic piece, click on the link here.
Cirrus Cast Stone Birdbath
This birdbath is one of the most unique outdoor stone bird baths in the market. Staying true to its name, the Cirrus Cast Stone Birdbath is covered in whimsical, intricate spirals meant to resemble the wisps of cirrus clouds on a warm, summer day. This gorgeous stone masterpiece would be a wonderful addition to your outdoor living space and would offer hours of fun for your feathered friends, as well. Available in several different finishes, the possibilities are endless in choosing the best color for your space. The stone construction feathered in this bird bath are highly durable, so the weather won’t wear this piece down easily. Set this up in a corner garden or even in the center of a lawn to attract all your feathered friends and add a wonderful addition to your outdoor space. Be sure to have lawn chairs or a covered patio area available, since you’ll definitely want to bird watch with this stunning piece. To learn more about this great bird bath, click the link here.
Bird baths like the ones in the list will add a fun element to any outdoor space. Adults and kids alike will enjoy the hours of bird watching and it’d be fun to try to pick out and identify all the different birds that visit your garden area. These bird baths are versatile in finish settings so you have a wide variety to choose from to find the perfect piece for your garden. Since these are made from cast stone, you don’t have to worry about the rain or sun depleting their beauty any time soon. These were made to last and you feathered friends will surely appreciate a relaxing place to get a drink of water or do some playful splashing. This is the perfect way to bring nature to you. Make sure you set your bird bath in a focal point of your garden so your friends and guests can enjoy all the colorful birds that summertime brings to your garden!
Animal Flower Pot Planters Perfect for Your Garden
The time for gardening is here! The sun is out, the weather is warm and all the little garden creatures can be found darting across gardens and zipping through flowering plants. What better way to make your outdoor living space more inviting than by adding some fun animal flower pot planters to your garden? These friendly little planters are so versatile and incredibly cute! They are also made of cast stone, which means you can expect them to last a lifetime! Whether you want to add some fun to your already existing garden or just want some unique pots to start a herb garden, these planters are perfect for any garden plans. With so many different animals to choose from, you could end up having your own animal pot zoo! Fun for adults and children alike, everyone will find these little critters a charming addition to your outdoor living space. We have a few of these adorable little planters listed below so you can see just how great they are for yourself!
Alouette Garden Planter
Not only is this garden planter absolutely adorable, but it’s completely versatile! It can be used as either a bird seed holder or a planter, depending on your garden needs. Animal pots for plants are adorable and anyone who spots this piece in your garden will think it’s absolutely charming. Made completely of cast stone, this unique planter features four tiny birds perched on the side of this uniquely shaped bowl. These four little friends will greet your guests, as this planter is also small enough to place on a garden patio or outdoor ledge. This conversation piece is also available in several different finishes, so you can find the perfect color for your space. To learn more about this adorable piece, click on the link here.
Bunny Garden Planter
This adorable garden bunny planter will act as a friendly host to your guests. One can’t help but notice this unique planter right away because of the beautifully carved bunny staring back at you. Animal shaped garden planters add a little charm and fun to your garden, and this bunny planter is no exception. This planter will no doubt add some coziness to your garden, whether you’re outside butterfly watching or just enjoying a drink on a warm day. Incredibly versatile, this planter can be used as a planter for your favorite flower or herb or just left empty to use as a conversation piece. Whatever you plan to use this adorable planter for, this bunny will add a welcoming vibe to any outdoor space. To learn more about this planter or to check out other finishes, click here.
Chicken Cast Stone Garden Planter
Everyone seems to know someone who is absolutely in love with chickens. Chickens are playful, full of character and add definite charisma to the barnyard. Now you can channel that charisma into your own garden through this delightful Chicken Cast Stone Garden Planter! This beautifully etched chicken planter is made of cast stone and is available in several different finishes so you can choose the finish that matches your taste. This planter will add that extra touch of country flair as you fill it with your favorite plant of simple have it placed on an outdoor table or ledge for decoration. Due to the durability of the cast stone, this planter will not chip or crack under the elements, so it’s tough enough to be placed directly into a garden setting. To learn more about his delightful planter, check it out here.
Hen Garden Planter
A bit more rustic than our previous Chicken Cast Stone Garden Planter, this Hen Garden Planter oozes rustic charm and simplicity. This piece will no doubt add a lovable addition to any outdoor space, including placing it on a balcony ledge or on a garden ledge. Place your favorite flower into the planter or a few succulents, and you have an unforgettable addition to any garden. This piece is reminiscent of an old country farm with its beautiful detail and unique design. Best yet, it’s small enough to be easily moved. This piece has several finishes and details to choose from so you can’t go wrong in ordering your favorite color. Your guests will surely love this piece as much as you do, as this playful little chicken offers a happy vibe for any space. To learn more about this super cute planter, click here.
Turtle Planter, Small Cast Stone Garden Statue
Slow and steady wins the race! No need to hurry, though. This little guy isn’t going anywhere – he’ll be perfectly happy in your garden! This adorable Turtle Planter will no doubt be a great focal point because of the beautifully etched detail. This little turtle’s shell will become one of your favorite outdoor planters as you set him among the flowers and herbs in your garden. He’s also small enough to set on a garden table or balcony ledge. Fill this adorable planter with your favorite herbs or succulents, and you have a cozy, cute addition to your outdoor living space. You could even set him next to a garden pond or water feature to make your guests do a double-take. To check out this realistic planter, click the link here.
Small Lion with Garland Urn Garden Planter
Give your outdoor space a dose of majesty with this beautifully crafted Small Lion with Garden Urn Garden Planter. This elegantly designed planter features a bold lion head carved into a decorative urn with a beautiful flower garland coming out of its mouth. This piece would be perfect for some exquisite blooming plants or your favorite flower. Anything you plant in here will be the focal point of your garden since this unique design is absolutely eye-catching. Available in several finishes, you can’t go wrong in picking this charming planter. To learn more about it, click here.
All of these garden planters are so adorable, it may be hard to pick just one! But who’s stopping you – choose several to create your own animal-friendly garden area or just to spruce up an outdoor garden space. These charismatic planters would be the perfect additions to any space and are perfect as standalones, too.
Modern Outdoor Flower Pots and Planters
Looking to take your garden to the next level with a little modern style? It isn’t especially hard to do. One of the best ways to go modern is through the use of unique pots and planters. You want to go for somewhat minimal looks or looks which are striking to the eye.
Here are a few options you may want to consider, each with different aspects to really enhance your outdoor space and turn it into the modern meditative mecca you desire.
Harrison Chocolate Life Planter
One of the more obvious aspects of modern design is the concept of smooth lines. You don’t really want anything with jagged edges because then you’re getting into industrial. With the Harrison Chocolate Life Planter, you’re getting a beautiful set of mid-century modern planters. The color is dark but warm, and the smooth curvature of the tall pots gives a feeling of flow and movement. The pots bow slightly outward, providing room inside for your plants to breathe. To avoid a completely homogenous look, a small accent circle is placed on the base; just a little something to draw the eye. Since the set comes with three pots, you can either place them all in one spot or spread them around your outdoor space, helping each area feel connected with this focal point. If you think you can use something like this in your life, learn more about it here.
Faccia Garden Planter
Want to put a new face on your back patio? If so, these pots make a real statement. (I’m full of puns today.) On a more serious note, these pots really work to grab some attention. This is one of our top-selling modern planters, almost harkening back to the ’80s and the days of Lipps Inc. You’d think that would make it retro, but those styles are coming back, and it’s still pretty modern, in general. Not only do they feature the smooth lines of modern styles, the unique design aspect is almost futuristic. Functionally, the size of these pots is also quite good. A couple of the biggest containers at 22 inches wide, or even the medium ones at 16 inches, would make for good large outdoor flower pots. The depth allows for great water seepage to make sure your plants can live long lives. There are a couple different color options and it’s good to keep in mind that, over time, they will weather and begin to become even more unique. If these are kissing the creative parts of your brain, click here to learn more.
Mesa Large Garden Planter
One thing which sort of screams modern is size. If you’ve got extra large plant pots, you can have some nice, striking plants which will draw plenty of attention. Combine that with a bit of minimalism and you’re looking at something sure to turn heads. The 30-inch pot can hold small shrubs, young trees or groups of flowers. I could see this being especially impressive with multiple types of flowers in varying colors. While this pot is available in multiple colors, each of those colors would stand up well to the brightness of flowers. Perhaps some red and blue flowers with some nice grasses would really make this pop. Apart from the size, the smooth face and rounded edges truly bring some class and modern style to the table. For more on this piece, click here.
Garden Anywhere Vertical System
I really like pieces which are unique, and such is the case with the Garden Anywhere Vertical System. Its design saves floor space while giving life to a wall which might otherwise be a bit drab. The fiber cement used for the shape has a great color and smoothness which speaks to a modern element. Additionally, the material used is lighter than your standard sort of cement, so moving it around shouldn’t be all that bad. At more than three feet tall, weighing 114 pounds isn’t much of an issue. While it would look nice with greens in it, I think flowers would be an incredible option for this planter. You could even add some functionality to it by using it as a herb garden. In doing so, you make it useful as well as lovely. If height is something you need in your life, learn more about this here.
Trough Garden Bench
This planter sort of takes it into the opposite direction, to some extent. What good is a bench you can’t sit on? Though, I suppose when it comes to the Trough Garden Bench, the answer to that depends on what you plant in it. Anything would like nice in this, but multiple types of grasses would actually make it able to be sat upon. It would be akin to sitting on the ground, with the soft, natural cushion of grass. The style, though, is interesting. In a way, it’s almost post-modern, like something you might see when nature has begun to once again creep into the modern world. It reminds me of a home which has been abandoned but still retains an inviting beauty to it in its peacefulness. This bench, if cultivated correctly, could serve in a similar capacity. If not desired as a seating surface, this bench would look great with some color, though it’s important to note you shouldn’t plant anything which needs deep roots. No matter what you put in it, however, it will make a bold statement and bring something interesting to your outdoor space. Click here for more.
Going modern doesn’t have to be difficult. You can also match them with a modern water fountain and transform your backyard into an oasis. These planters would compliment any type of Buddha Art as well to enhance the Zen in your space. There are a many options out there to achieve your goal. The nice thing about the “modern” style is that it isn’t necessarily anything specific. As seen in these examples, you can go with curves or straight lines, but minimalism is key. You don’t want extravagant designs or anything which might detract from the beauty which you can find within the planter. Embracing nature is a modern concept derived from an ancient love of life.