12 Best Planters for a Pretty Patio

I know, I know…any post about plants gives my loyal Instagram buddies a chuckle, because they know by now that I’m no green thumb. 😉 While my indoor plants mostly continue their slow march towards death, I’ve recently stumbled upon a few outdoor plants and flowers that seem impervious to my non-farmer status! Hooray!

Over the past few months, I’ve grown and kept alive (two things an unsuspecting plant shouldn’t take for granted at the Cotton Stem house…) three types of plants that have made our patio so pretty this season! They each require a solid drink of water each day, but the nice thing about these pretties? They remind me when they’re thirsty without dying immediately. Win win. Their little leaves will droop a bit, and I know that’s my cue that I’ve either missed a day or it’s been a hot one outside. Wanna know my three new favorite plants??!

(Images via Pinterest)

Strawberry plant / Sweet potato vine / Dipladenia flowers

These three beauts have hung with me all spring and summer, and they’ve made our patio so pretty! Because I’ve had such (unexpected…) success with these plants, I’m kinda in the mood for a patio spruce-up including some new planters for my babies. I didn’t let myself invest in cute plants when I first got the baby plants, because, let’s face it. We had low hopes, people.

But now for some fun new! I think me and my happy plants have earned it! Here are a few of my favorite planters I found online…grabbed those white cement ones and kinda eyeing the brass set. Which ones strike your fancy?? See below for sources.

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I had a lovely day planting more flowers in my new planters, and I honestly can’t believe I typed that sentence. Or this blog post. Farmer Erin LIVES!!! 😉 Any hard-to-kill outdoor plants you swear by? Tell me all the things!

  1. Kelli Jens e

    August 20th, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Succulents! You can’t go wrong with them. They are pretty hardy and drought resistant so they will last if you “forget” to water them on occasion.

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