One of my good friends requested this post, and it felt like the perfect, happy spring roundup to share this week! Lots of us have plants and all things outdoor living on our minds, given the current season and situation. I know many of us are itching to physically get out of the house- even if it’s just to our outdoor area, like the backyard or patio. If you’re also on the hunt for large, outdoor planters this post is for you. I rounded up a bunch of my favorites! Whether they’re flanking your front door, or are out on your patio- hopefully this roundup will save you some shopping time scouring the internet. Click through to see what I found… and for a peek at an outdoor area at our home you haven’t seen before.
Yep- this is our garage! If you’ve been around awhile and follow along on Instagram, you may remember we had our garage doors replaced after one broke (see all of that in this IG highlight). That was last fall, and this is the first image I’ve shared with the replacement doors. We also swapped the outdoor sconces. We still have a lonnnng way to go out here, but things are looking up! I’ll try to share more about our exterior garage transformation and goals this spring. I scored two of those BIG terra cotta planters accidentally- when picking up a lamp from FB marketplace. I ended up rummaging through someone’s garage and called Emmett to help me pull these two heavy planters out (he was thrilled, joking). I love the scale, traditional aesthetic, and weathered patina. I just planted topiaries in them last weekend and am looking forward to watching them grow.
Click directly on the planters to be redirected to the source, or use the numbered links below…
01: square box planter // 02: macron urn planter // 03: fluted terra cotta planter // 04: pod planter // 05: classic planter // 06: cumberland planter // 07: cement planter // 08: galvanized planter // 09: onyx planter // 10: zinc planter // 11: blue and white ceramic planter // 12: large square planter // 13: black planter // 14: radius planter // 15: concrete fluted planter // 16: williamsburg planter // 17: tall belize planters // 18: pair of planters // 19: textural planter // 20: large urn planter
Do you have any stand outs from the mix? My favorites include: #2, #5 (super close to my terra cotta thrifted ones!), #6, #11, and #16…. but my aesthetic is pretty traditional and that vibe fits well with our home exterior.
Our front porch planters are looking pretty basic right now. I literally just swapped our Christmas pines for spring greenery last weekend and am waiting for more plants to be delivered / the weather to warm up before actually going all out. This is what they looked like last year.
If you’re on a super tight budget, I have a couple hacks for you…
- Buy basic terra cotta planters, then paint them your preferred color. That’s what I did in the above image for our carport makeover. I potted honeysuckle, which smelled amazing, created a nice natural privacy screen, and the black pots fit the design plan perfectly.
- Skip buying a planter altogether, leave the plant in its original container, and set it inside a basket… just like I did on our bedroom balcony, pictured below. My local greenhouse told me that many plants prefer their small, original containers and the root ball often does better when it’s tightly contained, so this is a pretty practical budget-friendly option, if you already own a basket.
I already planted my annual succulent arrangements (those were delivered last weekend as well), and nothing gets by you guys! I’ve already had IG messages rolling in, asking me to share. Luckily, I put together a tutorial a couple years ago. If you’re interested in my easy DIY succulent arrangement, you can find that post here. These require very little watering or maintenance once they’re planted and they grow BIG during the summertime. Check out the growth from one of my past planters below…
Although I haven’t tackled this yet this year (since we’re social distancing and I don’t want to leave the house), I like adding mulch, moss, or pea gravel to the top layer of soil for a clean, tailored look. In our previous backyard, you can check out my topiary for a mulched example. If you’re going to spend the money on a nice plant and planter, you might as well make it look top notch! That’s my philosophy anyway.
I hope you found some spring inspiration for your plants and planters in this post! I’m definitely looking forward to more nice weather, sunshine, and time spent on the patio and in the backyard. If you have other roundup requests, please drop them in the comment section below! My close friends know they can always ask me to compile a big shopping blog post, but that goes for my virtual, social media, blog reading friends too. Room for Tuesday perks, right?!