Where are You Going to Put All Those New Plants?

Seeking out new plants allows us to be scientists, discoverers in our own environment. Perhaps it’s human nature to want the newest thing. The proof is all around us—wireless phones, better-insulated windows, paints without lead, cars with air conditioning. All have made our lives more convenient and comfortable. Some advances have even saved us money.

Improvements on life’s little (or big) comforts quickly become the norm—things we don’t even bother to think about anymore. As for the money-saving advances, they’re certainly welcome but rare, really, and partially illusion perpetrated by manufacturers of new products. Most of the money-saving “advances” come in doing things the old-fashioned way.
Mom of Baby Boomer
(don't know the guy in the background.)
Convenience is a biggie—something for which we as a nation are willing to shell out serious funds—especially for the largest demographic in the country. Baby Boomers (those born 1946-1964) are the biggest buyers of convenience. But those handy life helpers have to be sexy. Which is where the planting accouterments come in.

In addition to the wonderful new plants that are rolled out each year, have you noticed the planters? How can you help but notice; they’re everywhere. While a roomy, long-lasting planter is a great investment, it’s not enough anymore. They should be lightweight, attractive, self-watering, and unusual. And having wheels is certainly a big plus.
I’ll be reviewing several of these new planters, including the original Earth Box, Hanging Art Baskets, the Pamela Crawford Side Planting Baskets, Grow Bags, and Lechuza pots.

Representatives of these planters are standing by. As soon as the weather warms up, I’ll be using them for the new and not-so-new plants I’ll be buying or starting from seed.

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