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Yesterday it was a whopping 70 degrees outside in NYC. Yep, 70. Apparently spring is already upon us, and I’ll take that as an excuse to resume my green-thumbing with gusto. Since my windows are now open and the sun is shining, these little modular planters seem like a great idea for the windowsill. Designed by Andrew Erdle at Good Erdle, each unit can operate as a stand-alone vessel or be grouped together to create all sorts of beautiful, undulating shapes. There aren’t any drainage holes in these, so you’ll need to use rocks or charcoal in the bottom, but they’d be great for succulents and other plants that don’t require regular watering. Good Erdle planters will be online this spring, but until then, you can click here for more info and to contact about ordering. Thanks, Andrew! xo, grace


  1. These are great. I don’t know if plants can be “in” or “out” of style but I love seeing such a resurgence in succulents. I love they way they look, they are easy to maintain AND you have access to amazing planters like these!

  2. Beverly says:

    Placing Hens and Chicks (Sempervivums) into a container without drainage is asking them to become a bog plant. Succulents require FAST drainage and dry feet, not wet feet or standing water.

    If the containers had even one drainage hole, all of the above photos would be completely do-able, although suitable to an outdoor setting, which is actually where many succulents would prefer to be.

    It would be great to see some outdoor planting containers covered on Design*Sponge as many readers have patios and terraces to fill in the very near future.

  3. I really like that. The problem we have is that normally there’s a lot of problems to find them here because of he weather. But I think they are great to have them!

  4. Val says:

    Sadly, I am a plant killer. Even succulents don’t last long around me.

    That said, it never stops me from trying, and these adorable little planters might be the perfect way to enjoy them while they last :)

  5. Kevin says:

    These planters would be perfect for a smal indoor herb garden on a kitchen table or island.

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  6. What a synthesis! They have such a great vibe indeed!

  7. Cathy Heck says:

    And here is a great little shop we found in the Bay area for filling these very cool pots: http://www.cathyhecknurseryart.com/blog/2012/03/registered-members-of-the-cactus-succulent-society-of-america/

  8. Poppy says:

    What’s the name of the plant in the very first picture?

  9. Lenisa says:

    All you need to do is put rocks in the bottom before adding your dirt…problem solved…no need to water frequently as succulents are a drought tolerant plant…

  10. Chris says:

    The plant in the first photo looks like something from the Jovibarba or Sempervivum genus. They are from a succulent group commonly called “hen and chicks”.

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