Pot-bellied piggy planters…

Spring has sprung: the birds in The Gardens happily chirp and the few blades of grass are greening. And with each day that passes past winter, Gadora’s thumb turns a little less brown. My stoop beckons a spring-time make-over. Since I’m an apartment dweller, and avid vegetarian, only makes sense I have some fun with container gardening. And what better way to dress up my “Spinster Gardens” stoop than a whimsical, and ridiculous, piggie planter to house delicious herbs and what-not? Gadora’s got a sense of humor and this seems a perfect time to flex it. Google to the rescue.

First up? A leggy terracotta planter from www.atwestend.com. Fired by Guatemalan artisans, this one-of-a-kind vessel would make any herb a little spicier.

Leggy terra cotta planter, $59.
Leggy terra cotta planter, $59.

Etsy’s Fruitflypie offers this adorable yellow piggie planter. The ceramic swine was poured from a 60s-era mold and is fired with a glassy lemon yellow glaze. Happy little planter! And if your own green thumb is rather questionable, the pig is also available in a piggy bank.

Fruitflypie ceramic pig, $34.
Fruitflypie ceramic pig, $34.

Another from FruitFlyPie as seen on beautifullycontained.

FruitFlyPie as featured on Beautifully Contained, NFS.
FruitFlyPie as featured on Beautifully Contained, NFS.

Check out this snarkier ceramic bisque with terracotta glaze piglet from seller EnchantedMushroomLand. Also from a vintage mold, the seller refashioned a piggy bank into this planter.

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Enchanted Mushroom Land, $18.

Also on Etsy, BloominHappy2009 has a starter piglet with air plant, technically a Tillandsias, up for grabs. $10 is a teeny investment to live high on the hog.

Silver planter from BloominHappy2009, $10.
Silver planter from BloominHappy2009, $10.

This aged pig planter, by Cyan Design, is pretty pricey but he’s a little porkier than the others at 24″ wide.

Aged pig by WeGotLites, $360.
Aged pig by WeGotLites, $360.

If you’re still uncertain you’ve got the goods to keep a plant growing out of a hog’s hide, there’s always this option. The fool-proof Chia Pig. As Gadora recalls, it’s as simple as spreading a few seeds on the back of your sow, giving it the occasional water… and viola. In 1-2 weeks, you’ll see the fruit of your labor.

Chia pig from Amazon, $22.
Chia pig from Amazon, $22.

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