Sharing a collection of outdoor planters that work well for a variety of styles! Includes wood, resin, concrete, self-watering planter options and more!
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!
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We’ve had the same outdoor planters for as long as I can remember. I think some even came over with us about seven years ago from our prior home!
However, this year, I’ve had to hunt down some new options for various reasons. Last fall, I had asked Kurtis to help me remove the oleander from one of these ombre pots I’ve had 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 😉
These tall resin planters have also served me well for several years! Unfortunately, this past winter, one of them must have gotten water in the base below the insert plate and cracked. I still love them so much, so we’re simply moving them to a flower bed and still using them. That way, if they leak 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!
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.
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!
I ultimately ended up ordering these plastic chippendale planters and these self-watering planters yesterday. I’ll be sure to share more once they arrive! I’m excited to see if the self-watering waters are all they’re hyped up to be. If so, I may have to convert several more in our yard!
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
- Six Simple Ways to Boost Curb Appeal
- The Ultimate Guide to Outdoor Furniture and Decor
- Exterior Light Fixtures
- Front Porch Planter Ideas
- Summer Planter Ideas
- The Best Exterior White Paint Colors
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