Monthly Archives: March 2020

Planter Stands

a planter display in an office in Waltham, Massachuetts

Planter Stands

Planter stands are a cool way to bring out the best visuals in your plant displays

This display is in a bank in Waltham, Massachusetts. Normally, this corner is kind of bare. There’s no desk, no file cabinet, nothing to put this lovely flower bowl on, and if you just stuck it on the floor, it would look pretty silly.

So in this case we can bring up the bowl to either waist or eye level by placing it in a symmetrical modern plant stand.

These types of stands come in both short and tall sizes, depending on the situation/area they are going in. The stand itself is important as well, because the minimalist appearance of it (thin and airy; single inch or so diameter legs vs a solid block, for instance) helps draw your attention to the bowl, so that you don’t focus on what it’s sitting on. Pretty basic, yes, but important in design if you want to bring out the best visual impact of the bowl.

The plants used in this planting include neoregelias, pothos plants, and zz plants for height.

These planters and stands are from Architectural Suppliments, in their Earthforms Tier Planter line.

an example of a short metal planter stand
an example of a tall planter stand

You can learn more about these plants and others on our Interior Plant Library page.

To learn about the benefits of indoor plants, check out our Benefits page.

By |2020-05-13T10:26:27-04:00March 31st, 2020|Interior Plant Design|Comments Off on Planter Stands

Watering Fake Plants

Watering Fake Plants

Here’s a facepalm moment courtesy of the New York Post:

Caelie Wilkes’ dream of being a nurturing plant parent died on the vine when she realized the succulent she’d been tenderly tending for two years was a fake. She recounted her botanical boo-boo Friday in a viral Facebook post….

“My Fake Plants Died Because I Did Not Pretend To Water Them”

-Mitch Hedberg

*original photo and article posted at New York Post

By |2020-03-09T08:33:00-04:00March 9th, 2020|Interior Plant Design|Comments Off on Watering Fake Plants

Container Trends

A limelight plant in a client office in Andover Massachusetts

Planter Trends

Over the years, I’ve seen lots of container colors come and go, as far as what’s in style for offices during which time period.

When I first started the company in 2001, burgundy colored containers were all the rage (believe it or not!).  Lots of offices were being furnished with burgundy highlights in carpet, furniture, dark wood, etc.  In the mid 2000’s everything was earth tones; wheat, khaki, olive, etc.  That trend stayed up until the next decade, when furnishings started to change to experimenting with grey highlights in carpeting, etc.

Over the past few years, grey has been omnipresent in pretty much EVERY office renovation that I’ve seen; so we had been installing a lot of charcoal, light grey, black, silver, and gunmetal colored planters.  

Lately though, white colored planters are starting to gain in popularity.

I love white planters.  Nothing brings out the color of a plant like the wonderful contrast that white planters offer.  Shown here to the left is a brilliant colored Limelight plant in an office at a client site in Andover, Massachusetts.  

Sometimes I wonder what colors planters will be 50 years from now.  Rainbow?  Plaid?  Clear?  At some point, you’ll have to think we’d have worked our way throught the entire color pallette!


By |2020-03-06T10:18:18-04:00March 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Container Trends