5 Outdoor Planters to Help You Start Your Container Garden

Whether you have poor ground soil or want more flexibility on where to place your garden, these pretty (and spacious!) planters allow you to grow all the flowers and vegetables you want. We found five different options that are ideal for a variety of styles and spaces. Check out our finds below.

Raised wooden garden bed from Hayneedle photo

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Wood Raised Garden Bed

A raised garden bed is a good option for backyards with pets. It allows your furry friend to go wherever he wants without disrupting your plants. This sturdy raised bed is crafted from strong, durable wood that's made to last season after season. Another benefit of this elevated garden: You can place it practically anywhere—just make sure it gets plenty of sunlight!

Price: $103 (usually $173)

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Small yellow wooden planter flush against a brick wall. photo

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Small Wood Wall Hugger Planter

If you have less square footage to work with, a space-saving wall planter may be a good option. This pretty planter fits snug against a wall or fence and is crafted from FSC-certified sustainable fir. It comes in a variety of soil depths to accommodate both deep and shallow root systems, and the elevated design makes it much easier to tend your plants. Bonus: It's treated with a food-safe wood preservative, so you can grow your own herbs and veggies worry-free.

Price: $220

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Extra large wood plank patio flower bed. photo

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Extra Large Wood Patio Planter

This extra-large planter has plenty of space for you to grow all your favorite flowers, vegetables, or herbs. It's made from pressure-treated timber with a natural wood finish that will look great in any yard. Tip: Place it on your patio to help define a gathering space. Guests will enjoy admiring your handiwork, not to mention it's an attractive focal point for your outdoor living area.

Price: $244 (usually $273)

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Rustic-inspired deep steel planter box that weathers to a natural rust color. photo

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Rustic Steel Planter Box on Wheels

Designed for indoor or outdoor use, this metal planter makes a gorgeous home for your container garden. It's made of weathered corten steel that's supposed to fade to a rusted color if exposed to the elements. The extra-deep space is great for underground produce like radishes and potatoes or plants with lots of roots like tomatoes. It also comes with wheels for easy maneuvering and drainage holes for proper water flow.

Price: $317 (usually $337)

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Two-sided, six-shelf red cedar wood vertical planter garden. photo

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Vertical Wood Garden Planter

You don't have to choose between flowers or vegetables thanks to this clever design. A vertical planter like this sturdy wooden option allows you to use your space more efficiently while still growing all of your favorite plants. It's constructed from western red cedar with thick planks that are resistant to rot and warping. Overall, it gives you 16 square feet of open gardening space for you to fill to your heart's content. Tip: Place plants that prefer more sun on one side, and shade-loving plants on the other.

Price: $119 (usually $143)

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