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Garden Plant Pots
Planter Ideas for Your Porch and Yard
Garden plant pots filled with a mix of seasonal flowers or tasty herbs are an instant way to add colorful life to any garden, porch or yard.
Look at the primroses above and how adorable rhey are in the wooden planter.
Outdoor plant pots come in so many fabulous styles today. In fact, the pots themselves can make a statement.
For example, Topsy Turvy planters and other vertical gardening pots are designed for growing edible plants (like tomatoes) or showy flowers for front porches and hanging baskets.
Just imagine a salad garden with plump juicy tomatoes, delicious greens and succulent colorful peppers!
Or better yet, sweet and succulent strawberries.
Whether you gravitate to traditional planters or would like to try something new to jazz up your porch or garden, take a look at these ideas.
Garden Planter Ideas
A watering can was instantly transformed into a cute garden plant pot
Let's start with two really simple ideas for your colorful plants.
So the first idea is to slightly tilt your planter in your garden.
Sure isn't any rule that says they must always be vertical.
A tilted garden plant pot is quite interesting
The second idea is to add a little whimsy with cheap plant pots - everyday items that you turn into a pot - which translates to a bargain.
Create cheap plant pots simply from old shoes, boots and sports balls
This old mossy boot makes a neat outdoor planter Photo courtesy of pixabay.com
Be sure to put some loose stones at the bottom for drainage and a few holes so that water can run out freely.
Concrete Planter Mold Ideas
Make your own beautiful garden pots with re-usable molds.
Concrete planter molds are a fun way way to create durable garden plant pots for your porch and add beauty to your landscaping.
Many can be painted to complement your decor.
Besides being fun to make, concrete planter molds can be used over and over again to make as many pots you like.
They can also usually be used for other craft ideas as you can also use cement, plaster, soap, or polyester resin.
Here are a few neat concrete molds we thought you might like.
Watch this short video to see how experts grow amazing tomatoes in this unique planter.
Topsy Turvy Tips
These planters can weigh up to 20 pounds or more so ensure they are securely fastened.
Watering can be tricky so try this. Lift the bag slowly; if it is heavy then water less. If light, water more!
Your plants will need food; fertilize consistently according to directions.
Keep your plants trimmed for larger fruit.
Watch out for pests.
Upside Down Is Absolutely Right!
You can use upside down garden pots to grow more than just strawberries and cucumbers.
Try grapes (may need to be located near a trellis), low bush blueberries, peppers of all kinds, zucchini, summer squash, both pole and bush beans, herbs, and flowers like petunias,
semi-trailing nasturtiums, and even a sweet potato.
Terra Cotta pots come in a wide variety of shapes; mixing styles gives your porch or garden an aesthetically pleasing array.
Traditional Terra cotta plant pots are always in style, don't you think? Photo courtesy of pixabay.com
Stucco style with a touch of cottage! Photo courtesy of pixabay.com
Recycling items you already have is an inexpensive way to create interesting garden plant pots for your garden or porch.
Painting this chair would also enhance its character.
This old chair was converted to charming planter! Photo courtesy of pixabay.com
We sometimes forget that plant pots can be used for more than growing flowers or vegetables.
They are also ideal for growing certain shrubs like boxwoods as shown below.
Grow shrubs on you porch or deck! Photo courtesy of pixabay.com
Porch Railing Plant Pot Ideas
Who doesn't love a window box planter filled with such vibrant flowers?
Karen Pivonski-Lewis frequently shares her porch pictures with us.
This window box planter, which hangs securely from the porch railings, adds a colorful burst to her inviting porch.
Karen's window box planters toward the end of summer
Karen says, "The pink flowers are SunPatiens; the purple are called scaevola and the green vine is creeping jenny.
All of them are very easy to grow and take care of."
We thank Karen for sharing her pictures with us.
We found similar railing plant boxes on Amazon and we thought you might enjoy seeing them.
Are these cute or what? An adorable gift for a mom or special friend.
The rainbow colors are a wonderful part of their appeal and the handles are detachable if you'd rather just set them on your porch or steps.