There’s a bewildering array of garden pottery and containers on the market now, but at Pondside we have one rule: we only sell what we like. If we don’t think it’s beautiful, useful and of good quality, you won’t find it here.
After all, we’re a small nursery and we don’t have the space to offer the vast range of goods found at the big box stores’ garden departments. What we do have is an eye for great design, knowledge of the sizes practical for the intended contents, and a feel for what our customer likes.
Containers are a great way to put some horticultural appeal in a spot where you have no soil for planting, like porches, decks, balconies and terraces. A pair of planted urns is a classic way to flank a gate or walkway, and a single large pot with a sculptural plant can provide a dramatic terminus to a vista or an inviting accent beside a doorway. Troughs and bowls overflowing with succulents are delicious on outdoor dining tables, and require a minimum of care. And a grouping of beautiful pots filled with interesting plants is a creative way to dress up an odd corner.
Our range of containers includes fiberglass, concrete, metal, cast stone in various finishes, as well as the more traditional stoneware and terracotta, all chosen for practicality as well as for looks. This year we are again proud to offer a selection of hand-thrown and signed pots from master potter Guy Wolff. These pieces are based on traditional European garden pottery designs but enhanced by Guy’s own aesthetic. The results are pieces that are truly useful, beautiful and exceedingly collectible.