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A Simple, but Stylish Planter Box > Updated

by SimFused Posted 31st Mar 2014 at 2:57 PM - Updated 1st Jun 2017 at 9:00 AM by SimFused : Small Modification to Shrub File
11 Comments / replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 10 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
Updated: 10Apr 2014 > made a small modification and replaced shrub file > Please redownload just the shrub file
Updated: replaced files and added additional screenshots > Please redownload just the box file (with mesh) and the fill file

Hi Everyone,

We have something new for you today, probably because the idea of Spring has put us in a plant decorating mood. We have taken the outdoor Maxis shrubs, recolored them, and put them in with the other decorative plants in Buy mode. Then we created a planter box to put them in so they can be put anywhere now. The new shrubs have their own GUID, so they will not conflict with the Maxis ones. Custom shrub recolors by Michelle and Planter Box mesh by Debra.

These are Base Game objects - No EP's or SP's needed

Planter: 2 subsets = the box and the fill (soil) Lots of possible combinations
Found: Buy Mode > Decorative > Miscellaneous
Price: §15
Environment/Room Rating: 10

Shrubs: Lots of colors, many are custom by Michelle
Found: Buy Mode > Decorative > Plants
Price: §33
Environment/Room Rating: 2

Files have been compressed and have been tested in game


~ ~ Debra & Michelle ~ ~

Polygon Counts:
Poly Count:
Planter Box: 48
Shrubs: (a bit high, but same as the Maxis shrubs)
Bougainvillea = 652
Hibiscus = 2686
Hydrangea = 832
Oleander = 1102
Phlox = 1152
Rose = 1160

Additional Credits:
Additional Credits and Thanks: SimPE ~ CEP ~ GIMP ~ MSPaint ~ EA/Maxis ~ MTS
Google Images ~ FastStone Capture ~ The Compressorizer!
Jon of The Ninth Wave Sims for his Olive Tree
IgnorantBliss, for her tutorial on creating recolorable subsets here at MTS.

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
A Simple Planter_Fill.rar

Size: 1.87 MB · Downloads: 1,249 · 31st Mar 2014
1.87 MB 1,249 31st Mar 2014
A Simple Planter_Box.rar

Size: 4.84 MB · Downloads: 1,291 · 31st Mar 2014
4.84 MB 1,291 31st Mar 2014

Size: 2.15 MB · Downloads: 1,371 · 31st Mar 2014
2.15 MB 1,371 31st Mar 2014
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Pretty Space Pony
retired moderator THANKS POST
#2 Old 31st Mar 2014 at 3:08 PM
I love the results of your collaboration Thank you so much for more plants to decorate my houses with!
Test Subject
#3 Old 31st Mar 2014 at 5:45 PM
Beautiful! And I have just the house to put the first one in. Thank you for your hard work and wonderful creativity.
#4 Old 31st Mar 2014 at 6:35 PM
Very nice, I love lots of plants indoors and out. Question though, do we put the shrubs into the planters? If so, do we need move objects on cheat? Thanks
Lab Assistant
Original Poster
#5 Old 31st Mar 2014 at 8:19 PM Last edited by SimFused : 31st Mar 2014 at 11:34 PM.
Default Question
Originally Posted by Duine
Very nice, I love lots of plants indoors and out. Question though, do we put the shrubs into the planters? If so, do we need move objects on cheat? Thanks

Hi Duine,

Yes, you put these shrubs in the planter box of your choice. No, there is no need for the 'move objects' cheat.

Note: Please redownload the files for the planter box, the mesh and the fill.

Please Enjoy!
SimFused / Debra

Fused together in friendship to create for the Sims.
Not actually evil.
#6 Old 31st Mar 2014 at 8:36 PM
Versatile! Nicely done :)
Undead Molten Llama
#7 Old 31st Mar 2014 at 11:48 PM
I always need more plants in my game because these are plants that I can't kill. *has a black thumb* Plus, I just love planters. Thanks for these!
Needs Coffee
retired moderator THANKS POST
#8 Old 1st Apr 2014 at 3:51 AM
These are lovely, thank you.
Test Subject
#9 Old 2nd Apr 2014 at 2:33 AM
Can never have enough plants for around or in the houses
Lab Assistant
#10 Old 9th Apr 2014 at 1:46 AM
Very nice addition to the garden possiblities.
Field Researcher
#11 Old 9th Apr 2014 at 2:35 AM
Beautiful work. Thankyou both! :-)
#12 Old 24th Apr 2017 at 7:23 PM
Thank you