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Pots and Planters Buying Guide

Whether you're an avid plant lover or a plant-growing newbie, you probably have a perfect spot for a pot or planter of some sort. Luckily, you don't need a wealth of gardening experience to successfully use pots and planters in your yard.

Types of Pots and Planters

Types of Pots and Planters

What patio doesn't look better with a cluster of containers dressing up a corner? How about a picnic table accented with a row of miniature pots down the center? Or a raised-bed corner dressed up with an oversize pot or planter? Pots and planters are essential elements of nearly every type of landscape, for plant lovers as well as outdoor aficionados. And there are various types of pots and planters available to accent architecture, enhance garden design, or dress up outdoor living spaces. Consider living wall, window box/deck rail, hanging, freestanding, patio, cascade, or plant-specific/novelty as you review your choices.

Living Wall

One of the newer pot and planter types to hit the market, living-wall planters attach to a vertical space and provide a growing medium for flowers, foliage, and vegetables -- great as a focal point or for space-challenged homes.

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Abbott Collection
$66.00

Our panorama collection of outdoor canvases feature UV resistant printing and weather-proof frames. Windproof hardware and instruc...tions for installation included. read more

Kirkland's
$59.99

There's more to our Wooden Butterfly Outdoor Wall Planter than meets the eye! Not only does its shutter design make a charming pat...io accessory, but its faceted planters display your green thumb! Planter measures 19L x 7W x 32.5H in. Crafted of wood and metal Distressed aqua finish with natural accents Features a window shutter design Accented with a silver finish metal butterfly vine Features three (3) pots for plants Some assembly required Comes ready for wall mount; no additional hanging hardware required Care: Safe for outdoor use. Contact your local Kirkland's store for availability. Quantities and selection may vary by location. read more

Pride Garden Products
$39.98

With its patent-pending design, the AquaSav Vertical Wall Planter simplifies vertical gardening for every level of gardener. The A...quaSav Vertical Wall Planter creates beautiful green walls without professional installation or complicated irrigation systems. The AquaSav Vertical Wall Planter has a metal planting base and a sliding front grate lined with an AquaSav Smart Coco Liner. Holes at the top of the planter provide easy watering access, and drainage holes through the body of the planter ensure the soil will stay moist, even at the base of the planter, without trapping the water. Ideal for herbs, succulents, and seasonal flowers, this eco-friendly wall planter creates a unique highlight in your outdoor room. The weathered Galvanized tin frame shows off your �����garden art���x9D and accents your plantings. read more

Root Pouch
$19.98

Turn any vertical space into a stunning array of healthy greenery with Root Pouch vertical living wall systems. A Root Pouch livin...g wall can be installed virtually anywhere outdoors, rooftops, patios, apartments, balconies, wooden or chain link fences... read more

Window Box/Deck Rail

These pots and planters are suspended either under windows or from the sides of deck rails; they're perfect to add flowering vines and texture to these accent spots on a home.

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Campania International
$179.99

Dimensions: 23L x 10W x 8.5H in.. Cast stone, glass fiber reinforced concrete. Choose from available finish options. Rectangular s...hape. Classic lattice pattern with border twist. Generous planting depth. 15-step construction process. Design works in classic or contemporary outdoor settings. Raised latticework and a generous border twist give the Campania International Woven Cast Stone Window Box Planter its classic charm. This planter is bold yet traditional and crafted of cast stone using a 15-step process. It will withstand the elements beautifully. Choose from a wide variety of finish options. Campania Cast Stone: The ProcessThe creation of Campania's cast stone pieces begins and ends by hand. From the creation of an original design, making of a mold, pouring the cast stone, application of the patina to the final packing of an order, the process is both technical and artistic. As many as 30 pairs of hands are involved in the creation of each Campania piece in a labor intensive 15 step process.The process begins either with the creation of an original copyrighted design by Campania's artisans or an antique original. Antique originals will often require some restoration work, which is also done in-house by expert craftsmen. Campania's mold making department will then begin a multi-step process to create a production mold which will properly replicate the detail and texture of the original piece. Depending on its size and complexity, a mold can take as long as three months to complete. Campania creates in excess of 700 molds per year.After a mold is completed, it is moved to the production area where a team individually hand pours the liquid cast stone mixture into the mold and employs special techniques to remove air bubbles. Campania carefully monitors the PSI of every piece. PSI (pounds per square inch) measures the strength of every piece to ensure durability. The PSI of Campania pieces is currently engineered at approximately 7500 for optimum strength. Each piece is air-dried and then de-molded by hand. After an internal quality check, pieces are sent to a finishing department where seams are ground and any air holes caused by the pouring process are filled and smoothed. Pieces are then placed on a pallet for stocking in the warehouse.All Campania pieces are produced and stocked in natural cast stone. When a customer's order is placed, pieces are pulled and unless a piece is requested in natural cast stone, it is finished in a unique patinas. All patinas are applied by hand in a multi-step process; some patinas require three separate color applications. A finisher's skill in applying the patina and wiping away any excess to highlight detail requires not only technical skill, but also true artistic sensibility. Every Campania piece becomes a unique and original work of garden art as a result.After the patina is dry, the piece is then quality inspected. All pieces of a customer's order are batched and checked for completeness. A two-person packing team will then pack the order by hand into gaylord boxes on pallets. The packing material used is excelsior, a natural wood product that has no chemical additives and may be recycled as display material, repacking customer orders, mulch, or even bedding for animals. This exhaustive process ensures that Campania will remain a popular and beloved choice when it comes to garden decor.About Campania InternationalEstablished in 1984, Campania International's reputation has been built on quality original products and service. Originally selling terra cotta planters, Campania soon began to research and develop the design and manufacture of cast stone garden planters and ornaments. Campania is also an importer and wholesaler of garden products, including polyethylene, terra cotta, glazed pottery, cast iron, and fiberglass planters as well as classic garden structures, fountains, and cast resin statuary. Color: Brownstone/Natural/Aged Limestone/Ferro Rustico/Travertine/Copper Bronze/Pietra Vecchia/Alpine Stone/Greystone/Verde/English Moss/Terra Nera. read more

GCD-Austram
$24.76

Our stylish line of Studley Planters incorporates the appearance of pottery in lightweight plastic. Utilizing polyethylene allows ...classic designs but provides durability and ease of use. The Studley planter will harmonize and enhance every outdoor and indoor living area. read more

Mayne
$183.99

The Yorkshire window box helps you bring home the charm of the East Coast while offering a low maintenance solution. Compliment th...e appearance of your home with a product that cleans up with the simple rinse of a garden hose. read more

Hanging

Suspended from overhead, hanging pots and planters usually hook to a single point on the ceiling of a patio or an overhead beam of a covered deck.

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Neiman Marcus
$250.00

Indoor/Outdoor Hanging Planter Details Hanging planter can be used indoors or out. Iron and tole. Hinged opening; removable pot. 1...8.25"Dia. x 25.25"T. Imported. Weight, 8 lbs. Boxed weight, approximately 20 lbs. Color: BROWN. Material: IRON, TOLE. read more

Veradek
$69.99 $55.99

Additional limited-time savings reflected in current price. Dimensions: 21 diam. x 7.5H in.. High-grade, flexible, impact-resistan...t polyethylene. Select from available finish options. Frost-resistant for cold climates. Designed for outdoor use. The perfect planter for all settings, you'll find the Veradek Venti Bowl Hanging Planter contemporary and versatile. The high grade polyethylene this planter is molded from makes it extremely weather-resistant and it can be left out year round in all conditions. It has a double wall design which provides added insulation to keep plants healthy in hot and cold temperatures. This planter is flexible, impact resistant, sturdy, lightweight, and treated with special UV inhibitors to minimize the risk of fading. A 24-inch long hanging chain is included and this planter has a 10-year limited warranty against weather related splitting or cracking. About VeradekAs a leading name in the indoor/outdoor planter market, Veradek strives to position themselves as the brand of choice for those who value design, reliability, and affordability. From their headquarters in Toronto, Canada, Veradek works to offer their customers cutting-edge designs and materials at an affordable price. They achieve their goals by keeping their 5 Pillars in mind - design, quality, sustainability, service, price. Veradek is committed to the environment which is why all of their planters are made from over 70% recycled materials and are fully recyclable at the end of their useful lives. Their Metallic Series planters are finished with a distinctive powder coating process ensuring zero volatile organic compounds are emitted and all overspray is recovered and reused. They work hard to limit their impact on the environment from manufacturing to finishing to shipping to end use. Color: Stone. read more

Lechuza
$38.99

Find Planters And Accessories at Target.com! This hanging basket features a liner and water reservoir; which supplies water to you...r plants to extend the time between watering; suitable for indoor and outdoor use. The reservoir is equipped with a water... read more

Austram
$25.84

Choose from available sizes. Made of coco fiber and steel. Hammered black finish. Intended for outdoor use. Treated to discourage ...rust and UV damage. An open circle border along the Austram Odela Round Hanging Planter adds that perfect hint of playful charm. With a steel frame, the hammered black finish is treated to help prevent rust and damage from UV rays. A coco fiber interior completes the design, which is intended for outdoor use. Available in your choice of size.About AustramIn 1983, Austram became the first company in the U. S. to introduce a coconut fiber-lined wire planter to the North American consumer. Today Austram is an industry leader, offering the most complete assortment of cocomoss planters currently available. Based in Durham, N.C., Austram also offers an extensive line of products to the professional greenhouse grower. Their line also includes wire trellises and arbors, fence edging, benches, plant stands, baker's racks, and more. As they head into the next century, Austram's mission is to continue to market high-quality, innovative, decorative planters and planter accessories, while continuing their tradition of providing the highest value, quality, and service in the lawn and garden industry. Size: 14 diam. x 7.25H in.. read more

Freestanding

Freestanding pots and planters usually have a base to lift up plants. These are perfect to accent corners in an outdoor living space or cluster in varying heights.

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Jeco
$79.30 $46.99

All weather resin wicker can withstand any seasonWon't dry out, fade, splinter, warp or crackMade with a durable steel frameLower ...shelf for extra storageEasy to cleanComes fully assembledDimensions: 10.25L x 10.25W x 27.5H, 11 lbs.. Perfect for any garden, deck or patio space, the durable Jeco Wicker Patio Furniture Planter Stand is built to withstand all of nature's elements. Made with a water-resistant, all-weather resin wicker over a powder-coated steel frame, the stand won't dry out, fade, splinter, warp or crack like real wicker. Cleaning is as easy as spraying with a garden hose or wiping down with mild dish soap and water. About Jeco Inc.Whether it's a timeless, traditional design you're looking for, or something more modern and contemporary, Jeco Inc. likely has something to suit your relaxation needs. Offering numerous types of patio furniture, indoor furniture, water fountains, home decor and pet products, the company, formed in 2009, works with designers that search the world for inspiration and create innovative yet functional products that are built with quality and durability. Color: Black. read more

Ore International
$57.99 $50.66

Stand dimensions: 20L x 7W x 10H inches. Pots measure 6 diam. x 6H inches. Colorful stand with three beige planters. Iron construc...tion for weather-resistant durability. Stand has maximum 15-pound capacity. Suitable for indoor or outdoor use. With its colorful painted flowers on the outside and plenty of planter space for flowers on the inside, the Ore International Metal Planter Stand with Planters makes a beautiful addition to any garden or patio space. Crafted from strong, durable iron, this stand comes with three equally sized pots in a distressed metallic beige color. The stand has an ample 15-pound weight capacity, and each pot measures six inches in depth.About Ore International, Inc.Ore International, Inc. creates beautiful accent furniture, lighting, and gifts for the home. Their goal is to be the leading provider of innovative, superior home products worldwide. Ore International is based in Santa Fe Springs, California and has a Customer First attitude. Their products are designed to match modern and classic tastes and fit today's homes. From room dividers to lamps, end tables to entertainment centers, you'll discover quality craftsmanship at a fair price in all Ore International products. read more

Alpine
$89.99 $65.87

Additional limited-time savings reflected in current price. Dimensions: 19L x 15W x 23H in.. Metal construction with leaf design. ...Deep bronze color. Indoor or outdoor use. 3-tier design. Bring the outdoors in with the Alpine Sunleaves Metal 3 Planter Stand. This metal planter stand features handsome sculpted leaves in a deep bronze finish. It features three tiers with a hinged design for versatility. The tiers allow you to arrange your plants in graduating heights. Create a dramatic display of greenery with this three-tier planter stand.About Alpine CorporationAlpine Corporation has offices in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, and Ohio. With a firm belief in the free enterprise system, Alpine Corporation promotes equal treatment for customers, employees, shareholders, suppliers, and the community. Alpine Corporation carries a vast array of items, including fountains, pond and garden accessories, and statuary, and carries lighting and parts as well. A steadfast goal for Alpine Corporation is to continually exceed their customers' increasing expectations. read more

Deco 79
$133.40

Deco 79 planter stand adds sophistication to interior settings of any house. Charming with a classic design, this planter stand in...volves elegant curves and beautiful details. These planters are constructed from high quality metal which ensures planters will be durable for years, whether used indoors or outdoors. Measures 25-inch width by 57-inch height. read more

Patio

A patio planter or pot is the typical container for outdoor flowers, vegetables, and other plants. These come in varying sizes and dimensions as well as a range of materials.

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Alfresco Home
$62.60

Alfresco Home's casual furnishings and accents help bring together indoor and outdoor living products. Offering a wide selection o...f fashionable products, from casual furniture and garden accents to beautifully hand crafted glazed terra cotta, the new Alfresco Home offers a complete line of interior and exterior living products. The Cobblestone Umbrella Planter brings a fun, decorative way to secure your outdoor umbrella. From bright flowers to herbs, this unique stand allows you to be creative. read more

Mayne
$104.99

Find Planters And Accessories at Target.com! The Savannah planter features a Gothic motif with a modern flare. The 16 inch square ...size takes up minimal space making it a perfect addition to the front porch. The sub-irrigation water system encourages... read more

Behrens
$19.88

Set of three round, stainless steel planters with watering tray and decorative red band. Multiple uses including planters, candle ...holders, herb garden, etc. read more

Cascade

A cascade planter has multiple tiers to add height to an outdoor space. The tiers are great for cascading plants and blooms.

Plant-Specific/Novelty

From strawberry planters to wheelbarrows reinvented as growing containers, plant-specific or novelty planters and pots are great additions to eclectic landscapes.

Product Features

Product Features

All pots and planters are designed to do the same thing -- grow flowers, vegetables, herbs, or other plants -- but there are product features that can make one type more or less appealing to you. For example, different materials have different pros and cons related to how well plants grow and how well the pot or planter enhances your outdoor spot. In addition, liners, trays, or self-watering pots or planters may be good features to consider before making an investment. Use this short guide to help you along on your shopping journey.

Material

Pots and planters can be made from a variety of materials, such as common terra-cotta, plastic, metal, or concrete. Each has a different weight and porosity that may affect its location and the plant choices it can hold.

Liner

Particularly for those containers that are repurposed or less durable, liners can sit in pots and planters to protect them from leaking water.

Tray

A tray or base prevents water from escaping through the pot or planter's bottom hole; it can be made of the same material or an accent material.

Self-Watering

Some of the newer pots and planters have self-watering elements that enable them to go longer stretches without supplemental watering.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Not all pots and planters are the same -- and their prices reflect that. The product features that are most important to you make the biggest impact on the price of a pot or planter. For example, a large plastic container probably is much more affordable than a large terra-cotta version. But after you've sorted through all the types and product features, consider just a few more purchase considerations before making a final choice. Those include surface protection and size/filled weight. Here's a very quick review.

Surface Protection

Trays or bases can help, but it's best to elevate your pots and planters that sit on the floor of a deck or patio.

Size/Filled Weight

The larger the container, the more difficult it is to move, but you'll be able to grow plants such as shrubs and larger annuals.

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Northern Tool and Equipment
$29.99 $19.00

This Easy-Step Garden Planter makes digging the perfect holes to plant bulbs, seedlings and flats an easy science. It features a t...ime-saving foot ejector for precise placement of soil a powder-coated, rust-proof, solid steel head and comfort rubber... read more

Merrick
$2.49 $1.65

Merrick Grammy's Pot Pie Sausage Dog Treat, 1.23-oz; A home-cooked memory made with chicken accompanied by Oatmeal, Fresh Carrots,... Garden Peas, Fresh Granny Smith Apples. read more

Cobraco
$26.99 $24.09

The CobraCo 24" Canterbury Horse Trough Planter is ideal for displaying plants and flowers on walls, under window sills or on deck... railings. This classic horse trough planter is so versatile, you can display your flowers and plants on your deck, patio, porch or under windows. read more

Cobraco
$54.99 $39.64

As if there weren���t enough styles to choose from, here are a few more! CobraCo offers an array of specialty planters - Perfect f...or those who want something a bit out of the ordinary. The CobraCo Welcome Garden Hanging Basket Planter's coco-liner is suspended by a black finish stand to match, complete with a Welcome sign. Perfect for your front porch or entry way. Welcome your guests in style with this decorative planter! The planter measures 18.5��� long, 16��� wide, and 46��� read more

Cobraco
$40.99 $30.81

The 36" Canterbury Horse Trough Planter is ideal for displaying plants and flowers on walls, under window sills or on deck railing...s. This classic horse trough planter is so versatile, you can display your beautiful flowers and plants in your favorite outdoor areas. read more

Cobraco
$24.99 $17.48

Add an instant dose of charm to any outdoor living space with this CobraCo Horse Trough Planter on display. Whether positioned und...er a window sill, on a wall, or on the railing of a front porch or back deck, this horse trough planter creates an great foundation for annuals--from fuchsia, marigolds, and pink petunias to red geraniums, daisies, begonias, and many more. read more

Cobraco
$20.99 $11.28

The CobraCo 14" Canterbury Floor Planter will add charm to any outdoor area. Fill this charming floor planter with flowers and pla...nts and place on your deck, patio, porch or garden area, then sit back, relax and enjoy. read more

CedarCraft
$199.99 $109.99

Raised red cedar planters and garden beds give you the space to grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs in a smaller, self-contained f...ootprint Size: 30" X 37" X 29". Color: Brown. Gender: Unisex. Age Group: Adult. read more

$137.99 $110.40

Find Artificial Flowers, Plants And Trees at Target.com! An artificial plant is the perfect option to bring in a natural influence... without the hassle of caring for a live plant. The Vining Pothos with Slate Planter, UV Resistant (Indoor/Outdoor) is a... read more

$2.49 $1.65

Merrick Grammy's Pot Pie Sausage Dog Treat, 1.23-oz; A home-cooked memory made with chicken accompanied by Oatmeal, Fresh Carrots,... Garden Peas, Fresh Granny Smith Apples. read more

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