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Oh, hey, Ms. Alleged Black Thumb. We’ve seen your summer tomato haul, and it’s not half bad. Here to inspire more gardening endeavors are six innovative planters that are like nothing we’ve ever seen. Check out the bloom-ready list here.


Self-Watering Herb Planter

That basil plant you bought last summer seemed like such a good idea... until you forgot to water it for four months straight. Next time, try the idiot-proof Smart Herb Garden, which comes with cartridges for basil, thyme and lemon balm, and waters and lights itself as often as needed.

Click and Grow ($100)


Railing Planter

Sure, window boxes are lovely. But lately we?ve been crushing on the oh-so-modern Greenbo railing planter. These brightly colored plastic containers slide onto any railing and feature UV fade protection and a hidden drainage system.

Ckie ($28)


Folding Planter

One great truism is that, sooner or later, every plant outgrows its pot. Not so with the Fold Pot, a silicone rubber planter that unfurls to double its size.

Pizzolorusso ($87 for a three-piece set)


Address Planter

OK, this one might not appeal if your abode is in, say, Michigan, but if you live in a climate that’s mild year-round, go for one of UrbanMettle’s succulent-planter house plaques. Consider it a shortcut to instant curb appeal.

Etsy ($325)


Composting Planter

You compost. You garden. Why not marry your hobbies with the Terracotta Composting Garden Tower? Fill it with old food waste and grow up to 50 plants in the outside pockets.

Garden Tower Project ($269)


Dinosaur Planter

C’mon. How cute are these guys?

ShelterBlack ($28)

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