About a year ago, I was spending a relaxing Sunday driving on a quiet stretch of Los Feliz Boulevard, when out of the blue my eye caught a garden oasis and I was forced to pull over and investigate. What I found was Potted, this amazing shop selling the most colorful pots, fountains, garden sculptures and beautiful furniture in a cozy garden setting. An hour later, I left with my car full of gorgeous glazed pots, a sack of soil and newfound inspiration to revamp my garden! A great store does that to you, and Potted is one of my favorites! Recently, they started selling Woolly Pockets, and we’re so thrilled to profile them!
Potted is the vision of two self-professed “Garden Tarts”, Mary Gray and Annette Goliti Gutierrez. Their idea was to create “a mecca for like-minded, design-loving, garden enthusiasts–people like us who want to shop for the outdoor area of their homes like they do their interiors.” Annette took a moment to give us the low down on Potted!
Hi Annette! So, when did your store open? How long have you been selling Pockets?
Potted opened 5 and a half years ago and we’ve been selling pockets for about 6 months.
Who is your favorite Pocket? Why?
We can’t believe we’re saying this, but the Tina is fast becoming our favorite. We love how great houseplants work in them and you don’t have to worry about those pesky saucers. And they look cool as hell!
Who is your customers favorite Pocket?
Probably the Wally One is still the favorite but as they become more adventurous they move up to the Three.
Do you have an in-store Pocket installation?
We have THREE in-store installations. We’ve gone pocket crazy.
How do you think gardening has affected you?
Gardening is like great sex and the cigarette afterwards. It’s exciting, relaxing and fulfilling.
Do you think plants & gardening can impact children? How so?
How could they not? I think gardening is a little addicting. Once you see your first avocado pit start to sprout it starts. Pretty soon you’re popping sunflower seeds and then you move on to the hard stuff…veggies!
What is your favorite color of Woolly Pocket?
Brown and Peacock.
If you could create ANY color for our next Pocket, what would it be?
Eggplant or Aubergine (you decide) and Sage or Celery would be good too. Oh and Flannel Grey…that would be good too. And–ok, I’ll stop.
If you could design any Pocket, what would it look like? What would it do? What would you name it?
Well, I’m glad you asked because I would absolutely design a rectangular pocket that would fit on the center of a table. 12″, 20″, 24″ long and maybe 4″w x 4″h. It could have a few interior panels that give it strength so it won’t lose its shape. It would absolutely be the most perfect table centerpiece. I think she’s a Lola (okay, the name of my beautiful daughter but I still think it works).
How do you think Pockets can change the World?
I don’t know if Pockets can change the world but they’d certainly do a lot better than nuclear weapons.
Potted is located in Los Feliz, California.
3158 Los Feliz Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90039
Visit them online at Pottedstore.com, on Facebook or Twitter!