I’ve been head over heels with the Woolly Pocket Garden Company
— purveyor of modular, breathable felt planters made from recycled plastic bottles (PET) — for some time now. I first wrote about the Woolly Patch
horizontal planter and later, the company’s signature product, Wally
, a hanging “nest” of sorts for indoor or outdoor vertical gardening.
Now, the Woolly Pocket Garden Company is back with a more, um, grounded collection of eco-felt planters, Islands
, since, after all, “why should all your walls have all the fun?” Like the Woolly Patch and Wally, the differently sized members — Tina, Lana, Steve, and Brian — of the Islands family are handcrafted in the US and encourage creative home gardening indoors or out.
And like its compatriots, "Island's breathable sides allow excess moisture to evaporate while naturally aerating the soil. The built-in moisture barrier helps protect your furniture and floor from getting damp, but take care to water the center over the rootball only, so Island's side can stay dry."
Islands range in price from $29 (Tina, the baby) to $152 (Brian, the big boy). Black and Chocolate colored planters are available now; Camel Hair and Peacock Blue will be available in mid-May. I pushed the Woolly Patch as a great, green Father's Day gift
last year and with Mother's Day around the corner, I can't imagine a more, ahem, heartfelt, green gift idea than "his and her" planters for Mom and Dad.