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July 28, 2022

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Planters | Faux Boxwood Topiary | Metal Lanterns | Pillar Candles

You will never regret buying substantial outdoor planters, end of discussion. Our front steps have these concrete planters, and I love having that touch of modern as the first impression of our home. They also compliment the faux topiaries that I am so obsessed with.

I have long envisioned having a collection of large outdoor planters in our backyard with edible plants. We are not much of the gardening type, but a few tomatoes, peppers, and herbs are something I think we can handle. I also envision incorporating some additional accent planters throughout the backyard, specifically near the newly painted utility door. I just love a mix of in-ground and potted plants in outdoor living spaces.

Dark Gray Stone Planters | Montpellier Planter | Gordon Flower Pot

Chris already got a jump start on the edible plants in our backyard planters! Watch out; the CLJ garden is coming in full swing with even more baby plants. 😉

While we have a spot over by the in ground trampoline for a garden if we wish someday, it’s not at the top of our to do list right now. But planting a few vegetables and herbs in large pots is both beautiful and functional and making us weirdly happy.

From left to right we have:

1 – Lime Tree
2 – Basil, Opal Basil, Thai Basil, Sage, Red Bell Peppers, Chives
3 – Cherry Tomatoes
4 – Thyme, Chives, Tarragon, Parsley, Dill
5 – Meyer Lemon Tree

Most of these pots came with us but I recently added two more l. I also rounded up some of my favorite planters at every price point and a variety of sizes; however, I think bigger is always better in terms of planter size. There I said it. Outside the sky is literally the limit so larger scale planters will always work in your favor.

1. Terracotta Planter 15″ $4
2. Scalloped Terracotta 13″ $12
3. Round Concrete 9″ $28
4. Faux Galvanized 16″ $30
5. Bowl Planter 16″ $45
6. White Fluted 9″ $49
7. Tall Charcoal Planter 24″ $59
8. Myrtle Urn 15″ $63
9. Agave Planter 18″ $67
10. Hevea Planter 20″ $89
11. Brixton Cube 20″ $88
12. Sienna Planters 24″ $129
13. Montpellier 14″ $149
14. Dell Planter 22″ $159
15. Pheasant Planter 11″ $196
16. Artisan Planter 19.5″ $199
17. Gordon Flower Pot 14″ $199
18. Woven Resin Planter 20″ $299
19. Volcanic Stone 20″ $249
20. Orlax Ceramic Planters (set of 2) 13″ & 17″ $412

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  1. Susan says:

    Bigger isn’t always better if you have a small bungalow and a tiny patio. Scale still matters, even outside

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