Sharing a collection of outdoor planters that work well for a variety of styles! Includes wood, resin, concrete, self-watering planter options and more!
Happy April 1st and day one of the second quarter! One of the things I look most forward to each spring is getting our planters ready for summer! They take a lot of work to maintain with our high heat and humidity, but they make me so happy throughout the season and are worth every ounce of effort! Today I’m going to share some of my favorite outdoor planters to use for your summer container gardens!
This post was originally published April 28, 2020 but has been updated today with current information and planters that are still available! This post also contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.
Outdoor Flower Pots Around Our Yard
I get so much joy out of colorful planters around our yard in the summer months! If you’re a newbie to container gardening or are looking for some new ideas, I have some links to other articles at the end of this post for additional inspiration! With the weather starting to get warm, I’m placing my orders for a few planters now so they can arrive by the time I’m ready to plant late this month! We’ve had the same outdoor planters for as long as I can remember. I think some even came over with us about eight years ago from our prior home!
However, last year, I had to hunt down some new options for various reasons. Two falls ago, I had asked Kurtis to help me remove the oleander from one of these ombré pots I owned for ages (from Lowe’s). Somehow he accidentally busted the pot while trying to get the tree out. I was ready for something new, but he kind of sped up the process 😉
I ultimately went with these faux louvered planters last summer and loved them so much, I bought two more to use this year! I love that they’re considered self-watering, as they have a basin that catches extra water!
These cute little chippendale planters were a new addition last year, as well. They’re on the smaller side but I just can’t get over that pattern!
These tall resin planters have also served me well for several years! Unfortunately, I had one break last year, as it must have gotten water in the base below the insert plate and cracked. I still love them so much, so we simply moved them to a flower bed and are still using them. That way, if it leaks water, it won’t be a muddy mess all over the pool deck. I love that these patina a bit over time and look like heavy planters made of metal! You can see more of my favorite plants to use in my summer planter ideas post!
This year, I’m finally looking to replace these heavy ceramic planters out front of our house that were left by the prior owners. For those that have been around awhile, you may recall we had four planters at one point. And then some punk kids thought it would be funny to push one off the ledge and break it. Thankfully it still looks good with three. But I’m ready to change up the planters to a style and color that fits a little better with our aesthetic!
I keep my actual planters outside all year long, and then just dig up my annuals each fall. With our extreme heat (and then extreme cold in the winter), I personally try to steer away from concrete planters. They are a beautiful option but don’t work well with our freeze/thaw climate. So, I typically search for options that look like natural materials but are a composite of sorts.
Additional Outdoor Planter Ideas
Following are some of the cute planters I came across in my search recently. Simply click on any of the images below to learn more about each of the items. Many of the pots I selected come in multiple colors and sizes and several of the options are self-watering!
Additional Landscaping and Outdoor Posts You May Enjoy
Following are even more posts I’ve written about landscaping and outdoor ideas. Simply click on the title of the article below to read the full post.
- How To Plant Flowers In A Pot
- Summer Planter Ideas
- Front Porch Planter Ideas
- Six Simple Ways to Boost Curb Appeal
- The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Furniture and Decor
- Exterior Light Fixtures
- The Best Exterior White Paint Colors
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