I bought these at a local place called Gethesame where they have beautiful pots and fountains. I wanted to get something that I could put on my lower patio in the front of my house to add some color through the summer. It’s complete shade down in the front but I’ve learned about some great plants this year and Chicago has gotten some incredible rain so my coleus flourished! I couldn’t believe how beautiful this planter turned out to be! I’m so happy and excited to share it here.
Photos of Planters
I enjoy flowers at my cottage at Devils Lake in Michigan…This pergola is at the back of the cottage. Whether planters, window boxes, or hanging plants, they all add to that “cottage look” I want to preserve.
MY CHILDREN BOUGHT ME THIS FLOWER CART YEARS AGO, I PLANT IT DIFFERENT EVERY YEAR WITH A VARIETY OF FLOWERS. I AM ALWAYS GETTING NICE COMMENTSON HOW IT LOOKS. THANK YOU FOR VEIWING MY PICTURE!
MY PLANTER IS FILLED WITH DRY AND REAL FLOWERS/PLANTS. I ALSO ADDED SOME “WATER FILLED VASES”, TO ADD FRESH CUT FLOWERS AND FOLIAGE. AS I BEGIN TO HARVEST THE MELONS, PUMPKINS, SQUASH, I CAN STORE THEM AS A DISPLAY FOR ALL WHO PASS TO MY FRONT DOOR. THE WINDOW BOX IS MADE FROM AN OLD HEADBOARD AND THE HORSE AND BUGGY, ANTIQUE! LOTS OF FUN!
White mandevilla in raised ceramic planter with woven twig surround and trailing rose portulacas on the sides. White lobelia in the front. (By my front door)
This year my front yard color scheme was red, rose, and white. Those colors contrast well with the gray/green of the house. We have lived in our house for two years. Our neighbors call me the “color lady” with all the flowers. We have received many compliments. I teach art full time during the school year, but love to garden in the summer. It is a hobby both my husband and myself share. We are slowly re-doing the landscaping. Our house is 13 years old.
Thanks for holding the contest again! (You have used my picture of the white wooden rail planter in several ads…I planted that box for my daughter in law, Shannon Dozoryst.)
Christine Dir Jones
Prestige 20×20 Black deck, Patio and Porch Planter from Hooks & Lattice
A variety of perennials—snapdragons, dahlias, cosmos and verbena—are planted in these 2 wooden flower boxes (6″ x 36″). Garden animals are placed among the flowers to add to the fun and charm of these pretty patio perennials.
A porch wine slat planter with hooks and lattice custom insert made a perfect planter for Asparagus densiflorus ‘Myersii’ and trailing Chaenostoma cordata ‘Snowflake’
This is my Holiday Planter for Xmas 2009. I purchased them at restoration hardware
Deck rail planters in DC suburbs, purchased online, aged for 1 year. Everyone comments on how well they go with the deck.
Our deck is filled with many different kinds of flower from summer annuals, to sun flowers, to bougainvellea’s and ferns. Most of our flower boxes are from windowbox.com.
This is a picture of one of my red pots on my back deck. My little boys chose the color red because they are Georgia Bulldog fans. The planter is filled with sweet potato vine, ivy, yellow lantana and california daisies. I have two of these planters on my back deck. The planters look great with my red adirondack chairs and black umbrellas. I really enjoy them and get wonderful compliments, as well.