Outdoor Planters – Best Shapes and Styles
Now that we are officially in spring, it’s time to start filling all those outdoor planters. Today I’m sharing with you all my favorite selections of outdoor planters you are sure to love!
Yesterday I ventured out to find some new annuals for all my planters. I’m not a huge gardener, but one of my favorite things to do in the spring is fill my outdoor planters with some pretty new colorful blooms. I love to try out new flower combinations each year too.
So today I’m going to share some of my favorite outdoor planters to use for your spring or summer container gardens. Lots of great sizes and shapes so you can place gorgeous flower arrangements pretty much anywhere you want!
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Outdoor Planters Around Our Home
Colorful outdoor planters are just one of those simple joys of life. They inspire me to get creative and make me so happy when I see them growing and thriving. And between you and me, I even get a little proud of them. 🙂
Last summer I tried a new style of grouping a few planters together and placed them right in front of our front porch. And this combination of creeping jenny, alyssum and lovely supertunia silverberry flowers turned into one beautiful arrangement. I may actually go for this look again this year.
FRONT PORCH SOURCES: white planters | seating area rug | chair | water can (similar) |
A couple of summers ago, I tried the combination of blue hydrangeas, impatients and potato vines. One of my favorite summer flower looks!
A couple of years ago on our backyard deck I created several planter combinations. These below are lavender mixed with some cosmos and potato vines. They were really pretty except all my cosmos died because the squirrels kept digging them up. Ugh.
On the other side of the deck I placed some planters with white geraniums, spikes and some ivy vines. I really loved watching this combo grow and fill out over the summer months. The vines trailed down the sides of the tall black planters so nicely!
Last summer, I used those same planters but changed up the flower combination just a tad. I mixed those gorgeous supertunia silverberry flowers with some ivy and phlox. This has to be my favorite combo thus far! They were beautiful!
BACKYARD DECK SOURCES: tall black planter | side chair (similar) |
OUTDOOR PLANTERS AREN’T JUST FOR SUMMER
Heck, I even find ways to use my outdoor planters into the fall months as well. I created this pumpkin topiary with a simple black urn planter. (You can actually find the complete tutorial for this topiary by clicking HERE.)
But you may have noticed, I don’t own that many outdoor planters and often use the same style. And now that it’s officially the season of planting pretty blooms, I need some new planters. 🙂
Fun Outdoor Planter Styles
So I’ve been shopping and decided to put together a collection of all of my favorite outdoor planter finds. There’s planter bowls that are perfect for a table top herb garden like the one I made almost two summers ago!
There’s also a great collection of short and tall planters, plus a mixture of style and colors. And several of the options below are also self-watering. I personally would love to have them all. 🙂
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