Spring planting season is so close we can almost smell the freshly tilled soil. In the meantime, we are getting our flora fix by starting plants indoors in a variety of vessels and incorporating the bulbs and blossoming buds into our decor. The result is so refreshing we might have a hard time parting with them when it’s time for them to leave the nest, though the silver lining of the soon-to-come outdoor splendor will more than make up for the loss. Glazed vessels in natural colors have major indoor/outdoor appeal. The pottery above from The Mews would be perfect for holding branches of forced blooms while we wait for the trees to catch up.
Silver cups, salt cellars, and julep cups like the sterling one available from Friend & Company above are excellent homes for herbs and other starters. Feel free to skip the polish – a little bit of tarnish only enhances the natural look.
Plants in traditional terra cotta pots are gorgeous grouped together. Playing with different sizes and heights and creates visual interest and lets the natural shape and beauty of the vegetation shine. Living Green has tons of pots available to help you achieve this look.
Starting herbs in kitchen staples like a lion head soup bowl available from The Happy Cook is a delicious way to help the plants come full circle.
Classic white jugs arranged in a group or placed in a row along a windowsill or side table look oh so pretty. We love the worn look of the one on the left, available from Table Matters, and the elegant simplicity of the water jug with handles on the right, available from The Plant Gallery.
Vessels with a bit of texture play nicely off of bulbs, shrubs, and any type of foliage. The two-toned jug from Roxie Daisy (top), olive jars from Red Onion (left), and hand-thrown and hand-glazed pot from Nest are plant-ready perfection.