After listening to its customers, Woolly Pocket has gone back to the drawing board and designed the new Living Wall Planter, which is less wool-like than the original soft-sided Wally pocket planters.
The forthcoming Living Wall Planter has a vented-shell design made of hard recycled plastic and equipped with a self-watering tank. Woolly Pocket founder Miguel Nelson said the new planter will be easier to hang, water and grow vertical gardens.
"As strange as it may sound, many of our garden center customers actually wished Wally looked more like a planter," Nelson said. "That was a tough one for us to swallow, but we finally realized that in order to truly inspire the world to have more fun with plants, we needed to offer styles that suited more of the world."
Wally fans, fear not. Many of the original features remain: The new planter is modular, works indoors and out, is made in the United States and is free of Bisphenol A, or BPA. The original Wally will still be available for those who prefer a soft, felt-like planter, particularly for "challenging, uneven wall surfaces or chain link fences," Nelson said.