Vertical Gardening

Gardening, Gifts, Store

Obviously the age-old way to garden is to garden horizontally, on the ground – no one even thinks twice about that one. But what if you changed the way you gardened to a vertical format? Oh the possibilities!


New to our selection of products this spring is a vertical gardening pouch from Esschert Design. This pouch is an easy way to grow herbs or flowers in a small space and in a condensed way. Plus, the pockets are made of tarpaulin, which makes them extra strong and holds water well.

Along with this new vertical gardening method, we’ve also been thinking of other ways to create a vertical garden. Here are some of the creative ideas we found…

vertical-garden1 (Source: Pinterest)

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vertical-garden3 (Source: A Beautiful Mess)

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vertical-garden5 (Source: MiCasa)

vertical-garden7 (Source: BuzzFeed)

Hopefully we’ve inspired you to try a new type of gardening this summer! If you want to see more vertical gardening ideas, check out our pinterest board!

Pin Love: Bright Pops of Color

Outdoor Decor, Pin Inspiration, Store

So it seems spring may officially be here – the robins are chirping, flowers and plants are breaking the surface and the snow is melted away! In honor of spring gracing our backyards, we came across this pin and had to share! We love the bright and bold pops of color that liven up this space.

bright colors outdoor decor
(Source: Better Homes & Garden)

What ways can you add pops of color to your outdoor living space? Here are a few quick items from Willard & May that might just inspire you…

bright colored pottery, tote, planter, bird bath, decor
(1. Cluster Pot 2. Decorative Mushroom 3. Green Bird Bath 4. Foot Planter 5. Red Conical Pot 6. Garden Tote 7. Fish Planter)

Strawberry Planters & Other Uses

Gardening, Store

Not many things are more delicious than picking strawberries in the summer that you’ve grown from your very own strawberry planter! And while strawberry planters are great for growing strawberries, hence the name, there are many other creative ways to use them in your backyard…or even your kitchen. Why not take this summer to try out something new with your strawberry planter?

The original idea of using a strawberry planter was to be able to grow strawberries and avoid the problem of the fruit touching the ground, which can then cause rotting of the fruit or may give animals or pests a delicacy. Strawberry planters also allow people to grow this fruit in smaller spaces, helps with their shallow roots, and allows proper drainage. To learn how to properly use a strawberry planter for strawberries, read this article.

However, if you aren’t into growing strawberries or want to try something new, there are many other ways to use the planter to create unique container gardens, grow herbs and annuals, or even design a water fountain! Take a peek at some of the many ways you can utilize this unique planter.

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One strawberry planter = thousands of uses! Willard & May’s online store is officially live and we have four different ceramic strawberry planters to use to get you started with your unique garden! One of the best features of the W&M strawberry planters is their over-sized planting pockets. Any of you who have used strawberry planters in the past know that one of the downfalls to this garden accessory is the excessive drying out of the plants planted in the pockets due to the small size. Not a problem with these guys! Check out all the options:

strawberry pots color

Also, if you are looking for strawberries or herb seeds, visit our friends at Holland Bulb Farms and they’ll get you growing! Happy Planting!