I frequently get inquiries about where I find all of my pots and plant stands. I thought I’d break from my typical blog post content and focus on this for a change!
First, I am fortunate to live in a city with lots of amazing nurseries and a couple of shops with well-curated pots. And as many of you know, I visit other Planty Places as often as I can, often walking away with at least one pot to remember my stop by.
Terra cotta pots are extremely affordable but tend to only be available at brick and mortar nurseries and shops. The shipping costs would far outweigh the cost of the pot! To that end, I have been lucky to find some varieties on the traditional terra cotta shapes and colors at Anderson’s La Costa, Solana Succulents, Mickeys Plants, Folia Collective and Green Thumb Nursery.
I love to find cute pots with character. Some of my favorites have come from Urban Outfitters Home collection, Folia Collective (www.foliacollective.com, @foliacollective) and Eden San Diego (@eden.sd), a local plant shop.
I am always on the hunt for modern style pots. A couple of my local nurseries carry Chive pots, a Canadian company that makes lovely modern planters in many shapes and sizes. If you’re local to the San Diego area you can find them at Barrel’s and Branches and Anderson’s La Costa. Folia Collective also has a great selection of modern pottery, some of them handmade in the LA area. North Park Nursery (@northparknursery) and Pigment (@shoppigment) also have a great selection of modern pots. West Elm has some nice options including candle vessels that can double as terrariums or airplant vessels.
Every once in a while I splurge on a pot that is a statement piece, such as my Modernica Case Study planter and my Hudson and Oak Shop (@hudsonandoakshop) cachepots that hold my big ZZ plant and Ficus lyrata (Fiddle Fig), respectively.
Last but not least with regards to pots, I love finding pots that were handmade, especially if I can get them directly from the maker. Hudson and Oak is actually one of these. Additional ones include Potting Pink (@pottingpink, the potting feed for Morgan Doane, of the fame @plantingpink/@houseplantclub); Poured Formes (@pouredforms), lovely poured concrete planters by @succulentbff and her hubby; and Knight Ceramics (@knightceramics, pictured above in the plant shelves), darling little pots with drainage perfect for little succulents or cacti. Momma Pots (@momma_pots, www.mommapots.net) makes darling handcrafted pots as well. Etsy is a great resource for cute handmade pots!
What about stands? They are a little harder to find. I’m always looking for modern stands – nothing too ornate. I love boho style wicker stands but they don’t go well with our décor. Some nice modern options: Waldmade (@waldmade, purchase on Etsy), Ikea (lots of inexpensive options, but many you have to purchase in store), Plant Works Los Angeles (cute little midcentury inspired stands that hold a 4-6 inch pot fairly well) and Amigo Modern (@amigomodern). One of my favorites is a locally made wooden stand by Kellen Carr (@crowleykel, see tall wooden stand with white pot in prior image). Home Goods has some cute stands sometimes and is always worth a check! I found my 3 tier metal stand there. I didn't like the pots it came with, so I swapped them out for modern terra cotta.
Of course, you can always get creative and make your own stand (concrete is fun to work with!). You can also use something that wasn't originally intended as a stand such as a stack of books (another favorite of mine), or a wire wastebasket. Whatever you decide, have fun and enjoy your plants!