Spring is the time to put your decorating skills to work outdoors.
Never Forget to Water Again!
Swedish-designed MOMA Self-Watering WetPots prevent over watering or under watering. A terracotta planter sits inside a handsome reservoir of hand-blown glass. Plants will absorb only as much water as they need. $34 to $74 at the MOMA Design Store. Store.MOMA.org
Looking to make a design statement? Large pots or urns with or without plants can make a dramatic visual impact. Designers use them to direct traffic, create paths, or develop a focal point. An infinite variety of sizes, shapes, and colors are available at garden centers such as Marders in Bridgehampton.
Have a Seat
Hummingbirds fly through the flowers on this artistically designed Hummingbird Cast Iron Garden Bench by Painted Sky. “A bench is a nice touch in the garden,” says garden designer Elizabeth Finley. “Even if it’s in a spot where you would rarely go, a bench in a clearing, if it’s seen from a window or a walkway, is an invitation to mentally go there and enjoy a bit of relaxation amid the greenery.” WildlifeWonders.com $530
Music for Your Ears
Grace Note Chimes are designed by a musician for ultimate clarity of tone and resonance. Musician Jeff Kline was living in a tree house in rural Louisiana and playing music on the street when he hit on the idea of designing a wind chime with a softer, more pleasing tone. Grace Note Chimes, named for the musical embellishment, are tuned in perfect harmony in the key of C. Sizes range from petite to seven feet. Available at Marder’s in Bridgehampton or online. Gracenotes.com Average price $200
Glitzhome 19” high hand painted red metal bicycle plant stand. This stationery bicycle stand provides a resting place for three plants while adding a touch of European charm evocative of the famous bicycle riding scene in Truffaut’s “Jules and Jim.” Glitzhome.com $79.99