Planters Trio Apple Barrels


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The rustic look of this planters trio of apple barrels will fit into almost any outdoor decor! Different sizes allow you to graduate the heights in different ways, such as corners, stairways, or patios. The aged and distressed look of the fir wood construction, black metal banding and black metal handles is straight off the farm! Easy to relocate to sun or shade, these three planters are functional as well as good-looking. The large pot is a generous 15″ x 15″ x 12″high, medium 12″ x 12″ x 9¾” high, and small 10″ x 10″ x 7½” high. These are sizes I use quite frequently because they are perfect for annual flowers or a trio of herbs. No maintenance really required; they will age beautifully!

The planters trio of apple barrels are actually half-barrels. Until the early 20th century apple-packing was done in the orchard, as the barrels were easily rolled into place by only one or two people. But barrels were not really stackable into railroad cars. Growers in the Northwest invented the rectangular wooden boxes which stacked better and allowed for advertising on the boxes. Hence the wonderful, colorful, and collectible product labels we occaisionally come across nowadays. Unfortunately this nostalgic and reusable packaging gave way to the cardboard box sometime around World War II. Currently, used apple barrels and whiskey barrels make great garden decor!

Gardeners love to share, and this planters trio of apple barrels would make a great gift for someone with a green thumb! Affordable, attractive, functional and decorative- this apple barrels trio has it all! And they look great indoors for our houseplants, too. Also, these are good sizes to get children interested in gardening. Why not try some annual flower seeds or fast growing veggies such as radishes, lettuce, or basil? But if this isn’t quite what you have in mind,  I have lots more planter decor in the store! Get planting!

Weight 9 lbs. Large: 15″ x 15″ x 12″ high; medium: 12″ x 12″ x 9¾” high; small: 10″ x 10″ x 7½” high. Fir wood. Plants not included.


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