At A Glance: Good Looking Legs


Charisse planter box legs-boxes from Branch

painted-iron-tuteur.jpgFrench rose tuteur with seat

orangery-box-legs.jpgorangery box legs


A herm of Pan featuring one leg

big-legs.jpgRustic faux bois planter box legs

big-legs.jpgbig legs


scrolled steel chair legs

short-legs.jpgantique gothic style steel planter legs


no legs

Dutch-teak-garden-chairs.jpgDutch painted teak garden lounge chair legs

shipping legs.jpgBuck’s pergolas on their way to Florida tomorrow-the roofs needed shipping legs.  What could give you a leg up designing a pot or a garden or a landscape?  What would help choosing a container or a sculpture for the garden?  Do you have a tree to plant that needs a leg up out of a non-draining soil?  Look at the legs.  How you choose to interact with the ground is really important.


  1. I wish I had benefited from this particular wisdom years ago when I was beginning my first garden.
    Back then, I was not paying attention to pots and planters with ‘legs’ — an invisible concept.
    I live in a rocky, thick clay part of the Sonoran desert where the hard, mineral-rich water is saturated with calcium — most troublesome for planters that plop on their bottoms directly onto rich red bricks now caked with thick crusts of white slush.
    With each of your posts, I’m learning and learning.
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. What do you have the pumpkin sitting on to keep it from getting soft and rotting?

  3. Jean Guest says


    You’re a marvel – the ideas for your topics are ingenious – nothing is left to chance. Legs – who would have thought that this was a gardening subject – well it is now and rightly so. Legs are so important.

    I was slightly disappointed though with your last photo – I thought you were about to share a photo of Buck’s legs – but alas it was not to be, merely the shipping legs for transporting his wonderful pergola. I have caught glimpses in your earlier posts of Buck’s strong, sturdy legs, equally essential for carrying out his heavy duty tasks.

    Legs – they have now become one of my gardening essentials.


  4. The legs of garden items seem like such a small thing (you would think) but your pictures help me see the way a structure’s base and legs look adds to the overall design, feel, and aesthetic. Fun observations here. What’s planted around the pumpkin in the planter?

    Love the teak lounge chairs. So delicate and simple.

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