Not Your Mother's Pocket Garden

Woolly Pockets are flexible, breathable, and modular gardening containers. They were created by two brothers – Rodney, a scientist, and Miguel, an artist. Perhaps that’s why they appeal to both creative types and smarty pants. The art part: Woolly Pockets will have you thinking about plants in a whole new way. Not quite a pot, more interesting than a window box, these planting “pockets” allow you to place one plant in just the right spot, create a planting “shelf”, or go wild and turn your interior or exterior walls into a living, breathing installation straight out of Where the Wild Things Are. The science part: Woolly Pockets are earth-friendly because they are made entirely from recycled plastic bottles. The fabric pockets breathe. That keeps plants happy because it allows air to get to the soil through the walls of the container. When the roots sense air, they do something called “air pruning.” This is the natural process of stopping their own growth when they sense they've reached the limits of their space. Unlike plants in clay, metal, or plastic containers, which will keep growing roots in long circles, plants in woolly pockets never get root-bound. More pluses: Woolly pockets are lightweight and fold flat, which makes them very easy to use, move, and store just about anywhere. They feature a moisture barrier that keeps water inside the pocket where it can nourish your plants – and away from your walls and furniture. Let the wild rumpus start.

Woolly Pockets

Gardening Containers

Not Your Mother's Pocket Garden

Woolly Pockets are flexible, breathable, and modular gardening containers. They were created by two brothers – Rodney, a scientist, and Miguel, an artist. Perhaps that’s why they appeal to both creative types and smarty pants. The art part: Woolly Pockets will have you thinking about plants in a whole new way. Not quite a pot, more interesting than a window box, these planting “pockets” allow you to place one plant in just the right spot, create a planting “shelf”, or go wild and turn your interior or exterior walls into a living, breathing installation straight out of Where the Wild Things Are. The science part: Woolly Pockets are earth-friendly because they are made entirely from recycled plastic bottles. The fabric pockets breathe. That keeps plants happy because it allows air to get to the soil through the walls of the container. When the roots sense air, they do something called “air pruning.” This is the natural process of stopping their own growth when they sense they've reached the limits of their space. Unlike plants in clay, metal, or plastic containers, which will keep growing roots in long circles, plants in woolly pockets never get root-bound. More pluses: Woolly pockets are lightweight and fold flat, which makes them very easy to use, move, and store just about anywhere. They feature a moisture barrier that keeps water inside the pocket where it can nourish your plants – and away from your walls and furniture. Let the wild rumpus start.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Miguel
    Miguel

    Greetings from Woolly Pocket Garden Company, We're a radically sustainable family-owned business. We're also a bit "garden happy," growing plants everywhere, up, down and all around in Woolly Pockets! And we're so pleased to be featured on Daily Grommet! Please send us your questions or ideas, we'd love to hear them.

    Happy Gardening!

  • Carolsandra Hay
    Carolsandra Hay
    6/23/2009 12:54 PM

    HMMMMMMMMMM! Interesting . Hard to get beyond the advertising.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    6/23/2009 1:00 PM

    @Carolsandra. I like seeing you say "interesting." That's one of our goals with each Grommet story. But I have to admit it cracks me up to watch Joanne talk so earnestly about the Wooly Pockets while naked people are cutting in on her descriptions. These two Wooly Pockets dudes have a sense of humor. And they make a really innovative product.

  • Mark
    Mark
    6/23/2009 1:03 PM

    You go Grommet girls!! I like your style!

  • Jeff
    Jeff
    6/23/2009 1:12 PM

    I never knew the Barenaked Ladies were such big gardeners! Those models might want to pick up some of KINeSYS sunscreen you showcased last week. :)

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    6/23/2009 1:27 PM

    @Jeffrey I just BURST out laughing when I read your comment. @Mark Thanks! We have to have some fun with the Grommets. Wooly Pocket is a natural partner. I did not say "au naturel".

  • Jeanne
    Jeanne – Grommet Team
    6/23/2009 2:12 PM

    When we first reached out to Woolly Pocket Garden Company, Miguel was still putting the finishing touches on their website - so this is really new, new, new! Love that we're able to feature them here on Daily Grommet - and love their free-spirited style even more!

  • Carol
    Carol
    6/23/2009 2:14 PM

    I see that these have a waterproof lining on them, but if they're hanging against a wall won't the dampness eventually affect the plaster? Or is there a trick to how to water plants in here so I don't end up causing damage?

  • Linda
    Linda
    6/23/2009 3:20 PM

    So, did these gorgeous pics come from the Wooly website or are these Daily Grommet staff members???? I love the juxtaposition of JoAnn being so serious explaining the product while all the BareNaked people are lolling around the garden! Its a hoot!

  • Sara
    Sara – Grommet Team
    6/23/2009 3:26 PM

    @Carol, I was thinking the same thing when I first saw these products. The Lined Woolly Wally System helps protect walls and fences from getting wet with their impermeable moisture barrier. Unlined Woolly Wallys are available for exposed outdoor gardening when maximum drainage is desired.

  • Barbara
    Barbara – Grommet Team
    6/23/2009 3:28 PM

    @Linda, the models are definitely not Daily Grommet staff members! :) We've done a lot of things we thought we'd never do -- but let me just be clear that nude photos are not in our employment agreements. Somehow, we're not thinkin' that would be so good for business... These are direct from the WoollyPockets site - they clearly have a great attitude over there.

  • Miguel
    Miguel – Special Guest
    6/23/2009 11:23 PM

    Carol, the waterproof lining helps keep the wall from getting moist, even if you over water them. your plaster should be safe and sound. Linda, these are actually our friends and cousins modelling for us.

  • LaSara
    LaSara
    6/24/2009 11:29 PM

    This is one of the coolest products I've ever seen!!!! Thanks!

  • Aurora
    Aurora
    7/14/2010 6:56 PM

    Hi, thanks for posting about us! We thought these new Woolly Pocket videos might interest you!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A_oYFurxt8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP4p4KQl0YA

    Woolly Yours,

    Aurora

    aurora at woollypocket dot com

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/14/2010 10:51 PM

    @Aurora - cute videos! I'll embed them here:



  • Coleen
    Coleen
    7/12/2011 6:37 PM

    Hi. It seems like I ask the same questions when I find something on here I like. Since you are using recycled plastic bottles, I assume they contain BPA. I realize they are already out there and causing problems, but I still wonder what these woolly pockets do to the environment. Also, where do you get the bottles and where do you manufacture your woolly pockets? I believe I have seen these being sold at an organics supply store in Oklahoma City, but they may be different.

    Thanks in advance for a reply.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/12/2011 7:25 PM

    @Coleen: Love your questions! Can't wait to hear back from Miguel to see what he says. I'll keep you posted!

  • Miguel
    Miguel – Special Guest
    7/14/2011 6:11 PM

    @Coleen: we make woolly pockets in the USA from 100% recycled PET #1. there have been studies, and this particular plastic proves to be the safest for food storage, plants, etc..

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Woolly Pockets

Gardening Containers

Not Your Mother's Pocket Garden

Woolly Pockets are flexible, breathable, and modular gardening containers. They were created by two brothers – Rodney, a scientist, and Miguel, an artist. Perhaps that’s why they appeal to both creative types and smarty pants.

The art part:

Woolly Pockets will have you thinking about plants in a whole new way. Not quite a pot, more interesting than a window box, these planting “pockets” allow you to place one plant in just the right spot, create a planting “shelf”, or go wild and turn your interior or exterior
walls into a living, breathing installation straight out of Where the Wild Things Are.

The science part:

Woolly Pockets are earth-friendly because they are made entirely from recycled plastic bottles.

The fabric pockets breathe. That keeps plants happy because it allows air to get to the soil through the walls of the container. When the roots sense air, they do something called “air pruning.” This is the natural process of stopping their own growth when they sense they've reached the limits of their space. Unlike plants in clay, metal, or plastic containers, which will keep growing roots in long circles, plants in woolly pockets never get root-bound.

More pluses: Woolly pockets are lightweight and fold flat, which makes them very easy to use, move, and store just about anywhere. They feature a moisture barrier that keeps water inside the pocket where it can nourish your plants – and away from your walls and furniture.

Let the wild rumpus start.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Miguel
    Miguel

    Greetings from Woolly Pocket Garden Company, We're a radically sustainable family-owned business. We're also a bit "garden happy," growing plants everywhere, up, down and all around in Woolly Pockets! And we're so pleased to be featured on Daily Grommet! Please send us your questions or ideas, we'd love to hear them.

    Happy Gardening!

  • Carolsandra Hay
    Carolsandra Hay
    6/23/2009 12:54 PM

    HMMMMMMMMMM! Interesting . Hard to get beyond the advertising.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    6/23/2009 1:00 PM

    @Carolsandra. I like seeing you say "interesting." That's one of our goals with each Grommet story. But I have to admit it cracks me up to watch Joanne talk so earnestly about the Wooly Pockets while naked people are cutting in on her descriptions. These two Wooly Pockets dudes have a sense of humor. And they make a really innovative product.

  • Mark
    Mark
    6/23/2009 1:03 PM

    You go Grommet girls!! I like your style!

  • Jeff
    Jeff
    6/23/2009 1:12 PM

    I never knew the Barenaked Ladies were such big gardeners! Those models might want to pick up some of KINeSYS sunscreen you showcased last week. :)

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    6/23/2009 1:27 PM

    @Jeffrey I just BURST out laughing when I read your comment. @Mark Thanks! We have to have some fun with the Grommets. Wooly Pocket is a natural partner. I did not say "au naturel".

  • Jeanne
    Jeanne – Grommet Team
    6/23/2009 2:12 PM

    When we first reached out to Woolly Pocket Garden Company, Miguel was still putting the finishing touches on their website - so this is really new, new, new! Love that we're able to feature them here on Daily Grommet - and love their free-spirited style even more!

  • Carol
    Carol
    6/23/2009 2:14 PM

    I see that these have a waterproof lining on them, but if they're hanging against a wall won't the dampness eventually affect the plaster? Or is there a trick to how to water plants in here so I don't end up causing damage?

  • Linda
    Linda
    6/23/2009 3:20 PM

    So, did these gorgeous pics come from the Wooly website or are these Daily Grommet staff members???? I love the juxtaposition of JoAnn being so serious explaining the product while all the BareNaked people are lolling around the garden! Its a hoot!

  • Sara
    Sara – Grommet Team
    6/23/2009 3:26 PM

    @Carol, I was thinking the same thing when I first saw these products. The Lined Woolly Wally System helps protect walls and fences from getting wet with their impermeable moisture barrier. Unlined Woolly Wallys are available for exposed outdoor gardening when maximum drainage is desired.

  • Barbara
    Barbara – Grommet Team
    6/23/2009 3:28 PM

    @Linda, the models are definitely not Daily Grommet staff members! :) We've done a lot of things we thought we'd never do -- but let me just be clear that nude photos are not in our employment agreements. Somehow, we're not thinkin' that would be so good for business... These are direct from the WoollyPockets site - they clearly have a great attitude over there.

  • Miguel
    Miguel – Special Guest
    6/23/2009 11:23 PM

    Carol, the waterproof lining helps keep the wall from getting moist, even if you over water them. your plaster should be safe and sound. Linda, these are actually our friends and cousins modelling for us.

  • LaSara
    LaSara
    6/24/2009 11:29 PM

    This is one of the coolest products I've ever seen!!!! Thanks!

  • Aurora
    Aurora
    7/14/2010 6:56 PM

    Hi, thanks for posting about us! We thought these new Woolly Pocket videos might interest you!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A_oYFurxt8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP4p4KQl0YA

    Woolly Yours,

    Aurora

    aurora at woollypocket dot com

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/14/2010 10:51 PM

    @Aurora - cute videos! I'll embed them here:



  • Coleen
    Coleen
    7/12/2011 6:37 PM

    Hi. It seems like I ask the same questions when I find something on here I like. Since you are using recycled plastic bottles, I assume they contain BPA. I realize they are already out there and causing problems, but I still wonder what these woolly pockets do to the environment. Also, where do you get the bottles and where do you manufacture your woolly pockets? I believe I have seen these being sold at an organics supply store in Oklahoma City, but they may be different.

    Thanks in advance for a reply.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/12/2011 7:25 PM

    @Coleen: Love your questions! Can't wait to hear back from Miguel to see what he says. I'll keep you posted!

  • Miguel
    Miguel – Special Guest
    7/14/2011 6:11 PM

    @Coleen: we make woolly pockets in the USA from 100% recycled PET #1. there have been studies, and this particular plastic proves to be the safest for food storage, plants, etc..

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.