Garden: Urban Barn Plant Pots

I mentioned on Twitter a little while ago that I was trying to grow herbs (from seeds) for the very first time. While I ended up killing a lot of the small plants when I tried to transplant them (I thought I was doing them a favour by spreading them out), a few of them actually survived and are slowly growing. While I don’t have enough basil to make pesto and if I break off some parsley for garnish I’d have nothing left, I’m excited to have even just a teeny tiny bit of fresh herbs on my balcony.

But that’s not all! I have also decided to grow tomato plants. I know, I know. Who grows tomatoes on a balcony? Well, I thought I’d give it a try and even though I have yet to see even a smidgen of cherry red, the bit of greenery compliments my herbs quite nicely.

And lucky me РUrban Barn recently sent over some amazing white plant pots (en fran̤ais) to support my cause! Bye bye terracotta, hello white!

my small-but-mighty tomato plants – in Urban Barn’s Le Jardinier pot

Gloxina plant (I think) – in Urban Barn’s Le Jardinier plant pot

There is much more to the Le Jardinier (which means gardener, by the way) collection than the two pots in the photos above. I’ll soon be transferring my herbs into some of the ones below and hopefully they’ll have a growth spurt soon!

Le Jardinier Planter – small : $12.00, large: $22.00

Le Jardinier Handle Pot – small: $7.00, large: $14.00

Le Jardinier Handle Pot – set of 3: $12.00

Photos by Jordana and courtesy of Urban Barn. Many thanks to Robbyn W. for arranging to have these pots sent my way.

Note: If you would like tips on growing herbs indoors, read this article by Sharalee on


  1. Johanne June 7, 2012

    Wow how awesome! I love Urban Barn- we do feature them here quite a bit. Great pots! Looks like your jardinière skills are alright, Jordana!

    • Jordana June 7, 2012

      You’re right – we have featured Urban Barn quite a bit here. They’ve got some great collections! A friend recommended I add some miracle grow to my plants…hmm…I take this as a sign that they’re not so impressive?!

  2. Tiffany @ Savor Home June 8, 2012

    Gorgeous plant pots! I will have to check them out! I hope you have a great weekend!

  3. Luke Fairall October 29, 2012

    Hi – we were wondering where you bought the le jardinier plant pots from – we’d love them but are located in England! We’ve tried the Urban Barn website but alas no luck.

    Many thanks.

    • WhiteCabana October 29, 2012

      Hi Luke. Thanks for your comment. I got them from Urban Barn but they do not seem to be available online any more. Perhaps an email to the company might help you locate some?


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