Summer Planter Ideas: Easy and Stylish Picks for Your Patio


Add color and style to your outdoor spaces this summer with these beautiful planter ideas that feature plants and colorful flowers that will thrive in a variety of conditions.

As summer approaches, you might be looking for creative ways to brighten up your outdoor living spaces. A great way to add color and life to your patio, front porch, or garden is by experimenting with summer planter ideas.

When considering the best plants for your planters this summer, the type of container you choose can make a big difference in the overall appearance and success of your plants..

Choosing Containers

When choosing a large planter, consider both its material and design. Resin planters are lightweight and weather-resistant options, while Terracotta or ceramic planters offer a more traditional look.

Large Planters

Window boxes obviously are meant to hang in front of windows, but you can also get ones that hang over a railing, which is perfect for a deck or balcony.

Window Boxes

Hanging baskets are another excellent container choice, adding vertical interest to your outdoor space. They can be hung from porches, fences or railings.

Hanging Baskets

When creating container gardens for summer, you can rely on the tried-and-true Thriller, Filler, Spiller formula. 

Creating Container Gardens