The Best Summer Planter Ideas
In this list, you’ll find inspiration images for planter décor in the dog days of summer; these are especially perfect for right around the time of solstice – when the hours aren’t so rushed and time seems to move a little slower, like a winding creek finding its pace amidst lush trees and lingering sunshine. Decorate with summer planters for outdoor breakfasts, brunches, lunches and dinners. (Planters with live plants and flowers also make the best company for morning coffee.) Decorate with summer planters for evening socials ‘round the fire pit or movie projector, so that you have a stylish surrounding view, as you enjoy roasted marshmallows, popcorn or other evening treat. Decorate with summer planters however you wish . . . just make sure that when you do decorate, it’s with summer planters!
Why Decorate with Planters in the Summertime?
Summer outdoors, after all, is as close to perfection as it gets: you’ve got the bluest of blue skies, the puffiest of white puffy cotton candy clouds, the greenest of grass lawns and the most melodious of birds. So, why should you even decorate with planters, when they’re not even missed in the first place? Answer: you really don’t have to (yeah, we know that sounds counterintuitive for an article devoted to planters, but hear us out). Planters are an added touch – they bring out the space around them; place a green planter on a lawn or next to a bush, and the leaves suddenly look livelier than they did before. Place a ceramic planter amidst a flurry of English-garden style bushels and foliage, and the greenery suddenly has a focal point, something to ground it and pull it all together. The point is, summer planters aren’t required in and of themselves to make your backyard beautiful, but they are one of the best ways to enhance the natural beauty of an outdoor space.
For an extra-summery feel, go with glass (or a less fragile see-through material) jars. These make it easy to celebrate the breeziness of sunny-weather vibes. Clear containers also work great if you’re not using soil; rocks, pebbles, even a bunch of mini fake apples as a base for an outdoor plant adds instant summertime style. Decorate with clear containers on patio tables, benches, side tables, window ledges, stoops, porches and along garden paths. Whether clear or opaque, planters look great hanging, as well – try a ladder or vertical stand to prop up your collection along a wall or lattice.
Summer is also the perfect excuse to try your hand at summer vegetables; with planters acting as a buffer between insects and other pests (like raccoons, rabbits and groundhogs) that could potentially ruin your garden, you’ll find that the growing is easy. Cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and squash are just a few types of produce that thrive in the hotter months.
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