Summer is here and that means it’s time to start getting your gardens ready for entertaining. If you’re like us, the inside of your home is already overflowing with houseplants, but what about the outside? There are so many beautiful plants and flowers that you could place around your decks and patios, and in the right planter, add some serious style to your backyard. You can find cool outdoor planters in pretty much any shape or style to suit your outdoor decor that won’t break the bank. From terracotta to concrete, from hanging planters to tall ones, there is something for everyone’s taste. Here are 12 affordable outdoor planters brimming with summer style.
Pottery Barn Provence Scalloped Edge Planter
We absolutely love this worn look on these handcrafted scalloped edged planters. They're made in India, include a drainage hole and saucer, and are perfect for outside. The terracotta pots have a mossy look to them, which adds a nice weathered look to your garden.
Glitzhome Indoor/Outdoor Rustic Tricycle Double Plant Stand
This planter gives us serious nostalgia. It makes us think back to hanging out in grandma’s garden. Shaped like a tricycle, there are two places to put plants. It’s made of iron and is easily assembled. It’s a great little addition to your backyard or even the front yard.
Better Homes & Gardens Terrence 15" Wide Round Resin Vase, Cement Color
If you’re looking for something a bit more contemporary, this tall vase made with a cement finish is the perfect choice. It’s durable so it will stand up well to the outdoor elements. It has a pre-drilled drainage hole and will be a great home for plants that can't sit in saturated soil.
The Home Depot 16" Stone Cameo Pot in Aged Ivory Cast
When you’re looking for outdoor planters that are on the larger side, it’s important that they aren’t too heavy to move once you’ve put your plant in there. The Ivory Cast Stone Cameo Pot is made out of natural stone, resin, and fiberglass so it’s lightweight yet sturdy. There are drainage holes and a saucer so you're less likely to overwater your plants. It’s weather resistant and will last for years to come.
Cyan Design Big Sky Ceramic Urn Planter
Add a pop of color with this blue ceramic planter. It doesn’t have drainage holes so you shouldn’t pot your plant directly in it if your plant needs good drainage. Instead, leave it in a nursery pot so you avoid overwatering. It’s an elegant chalice shape and can be used both indoors and outdoors.
Birch Lane Martinelli Clay Hanging Planter
This single 6-inch-wide clay hanging planter is perfect for a sunroom. It’s a great way to bridge the gap between indoors and outdoors. It’s made of clay and terracotta and features a distressed look. Hang it from the three jute ropes that have been knotted into a loop. Hang it in the window near your screen door and enjoy the outdoors inside.
Bed Bath & Beyond Corsica Oval Resin Flower Bridge Planter in Blush
While this may seem like a really simple planter, it’s a great choice when you want to add a pop of color to a balcony, fence, or railing. The resin planter comes in an oval shape and is a great place to plant herbs, flowers, or your favorite outdoor plants.
La Jolie Muse Outdoor Garden Planters With Drainage Holes in Weathered Gray
These planters come in a variety of sizes and colors. They feature a minimalist, modern design and are great for your porch or patio. The lightweight planters have four drainage holes to minimize risk of overwatering and they are weather resistant. Place them on a side table to add some greenery to your outdoor seating area.
Joss & Main Terracotta Pot Planter
This heavy duty terracotta and clay planter is beautiful. It features pretty blue details and is a perfect centerpiece for your outdoor dining area. Any green plant will pop magnificently against the white and blue.
AllModern Haven Composite Pot Planter
If you want to create a succulent garden, a wide mouth planter is the best way to do it. This one is made of recycled materials and resists frost and harsh weather. There are no drainage holes, but don't add any stones to the bottom before you put in your planting—they won't increase drainage.
Joss & Main Brooks Cement Pot Planter
It’s always nice to find a pot that adds texture and this one does it well. It’s a cement pot that looks like a woven basket wrapped with a black Aztec-patterned decorative band. It comes in two sizes and would look great on a table outdoors with your favorite flowers or plants in it.
Terrain Earth Fired Clay Herb Pot + Saucer, Set of 3
Hand-crafted in Asia, these planters are made using an early firing technique that has been used for thousands of years. They are great pots if you like growing herbs indoors and want to bring them outside for the summertime. Made of clay, they have drainage holes and saucers.