Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter

Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter

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Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter
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Exclusive | Railing Planters Create an Instant, Self-Watering Balcony Garden

  • Watch: Viva Planter Idea Book
  • Easy-care railing planters in bold colors and a high-gloss finish
  • Self-watering for reduced maintenance and thriving plants
  • Easy to install; no hardware required
  • Your choice of stylish colors

Add a punch of color and instant drama to your balcony. Self-watering planters are a convenient place to grow flowers, herbs and greens, right on your balcony railing. Simply set the planters right over the railing — no mounting hardware, no holes to drill. Self-watering pots minimize maintenance chores and provide plants with the consistent supply of moisture they need to thrive.

  • UV-stabilized polypropylene
  • 20" L x 5" W x 8-1/2" H
  • Planting depth is 7"
  • Railing overhang has a 1-3/4" opening
  • Holds 8 quarts of container mix
  • 2-quart water reservoir
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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4.4

(based on 48 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)

Cons

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      5.0

      Balcony Railing Planter in Purple A+

      By Bostonian

      from Boston, MA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Love this planter. Well-made, hefty(!) and a gorgeous finish. I brought the planter down to my local nursery to size up and plan the lay-out, and the owner of the nursery asked me where I purchased it, as he agreed that it is a very nice product! I'll add my plants to it today - I don't expect any problems.

            Fast shipping and the planter was well-packaged.

            Just perfect. Well worth the price!

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            • No
             
            5.0

            window box is amazing!

            By Cathy O

            from Spring Lake, NJ

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Quality is excellent

            Cons

            • Not a thing

            Best Uses

            • Do Not Hesitate Ordering

            I cannot wait to the weather cooperates so that I can fill and display the window boxes for my balcony

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            3.0

            This didn't work for me

            By Aceman

            from Mesa, AZ

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Nice Balcony Planter

            Cons

            • Bad Self-watering System

            Best Uses

              This does not function as a self-watering planter. It is a nice looking and very easy to install balcony planter but the self-watering system does not work. I'm sorry I made this purchase.

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Great Self Watering/Draining Planter

              By Jeff W

              from Seattle, WA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Holds Extra Water In Base

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Works great, but won't just hang on balcony rail and needs backing for lower part to lean on. Extra water storage is nice for summer months.

                   
                  5.0

                  THE BEST for city living!!

                  By Fox

                  from Chicago, IL

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • And Display Ordering Two
                  • No Problem Easy To Palnt
                  • Plants On Balcony
                  • Plants On Balconyno Prob

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Pansies Now Herbs Later

                    Love, love, love this product! Easy to plant, hang, and enjoy. Easily moved from one railing to another. Will be ordering two more!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    Colorful Container

                    By Sandi Egan

                    from San Diego, CA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adds Bright Color
                    • Built-in H2o Gauge
                    • Doesn't Waste Water
                    • Lightweight
                    • Looks Great On Railing
                    • Nice simple design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Any Railing Needing A Pop

                      I am SO happy with these planters. They are a bit narrow but that's good because they don't block traffic. I love the colors they come in and the simplicity of the design makes them go with any decor. They look really great on my porch railings, which needed something to make them attractive. I especially like that I can leave the plugs in so that I don't waste water... I live in SoCal. I also know when I've watered enough because of the built-in gauge.

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                      • No

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Viva la Viva Planters!

                      By Mary Mary Not Contrary

                      from Iowa

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • High Quality
                      • Self watering
                      • Vibrant colors

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Add color
                        • Use On A Small Deck

                        I had two viva planters last year and they were the best containers I've ever had. So this year I am adding 2 viva railing planters. They fit nicely over my wood rail. I would highly recommend viva planters!

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                        4.0

                        Looks great on my gate

                        By Kimberly

                        from Kansas City, MO

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Sturdy, beautiful red color!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              I MAY BUY TWO MORE.

                              By RUTHIE

                              from STATE COLLEGE, PA.

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Display flowers

                                  THIS IS GOING TO WORK NICELY ON OUR DECK AT THE CABIN, THE DEER CAN'T EAT THE FLOWERS THESE PLANTERS
                                  ARE QUITE SUBSTANTIAL AND YOU CAN SEE IT FROM A DISTANCE. THIS SUMMER I WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW OFTEN YOU HAVE TO WATER.

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                                  • No

                                  (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  For hi-rise balconies & frustrated cats!

                                  By river0

                                  from Iowa City, IA

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Bottom Plugs Drain Excess
                                  • Deep Lacquer-like Finish
                                  • Fits Thin Wide Railings
                                  • Lots Of Soil Plant Room
                                  • Rail-hugger Deflects Wind
                                  • Rich Red Really Pops
                                  • Self-watering Works

                                  Cons

                                  • none
                                  • Watering Indicator Sticks

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Condo Balcony
                                  • decoration
                                  • Flowers and herbs
                                  • Shade Or Full Sun

                                  Last winter I went to Gardeners to buy balcony "saddle" planters. Once there I saw these stunning planters & crossed off the saddles. I was skeptical that the actual item would look as good as the photos but ordered them anyway. Am I ever glad I did! I'd expected thin tin-like metal with a cheap finish that had already chipped. But these "lacquer," heavy-duty planters arrived instead! and in perfect condition. After checking out the instructions for self-watering and then filling the planters with soil, I popped them over the balcony railing, with planters INSIDE the railing, as approved by our condo association (the saddle planters are not). In addition to protecting pedestrians ten stories below, the asymmetric design looks airy and slightly Oriental. Our plan had been to get safe railing huggers so we could enjoy flowers and herbs without our cat eating them. Mission accomplished sans huggers. And with unexpected bonuses: the sterile run of glass, aluminum, concrete changed into garden; a cat relaxed who'd been chased from plants. And perhaps best of all, superb performance in high winds. It's not uncommon for 50 mph winds to sweep our balcony, even 70 mph winds with thunderstorms. (We've had to chain down our heavy BBQ grill to keep it from hurtling the length of the balcony.) So, to help get the plants established, we waited for a forecast of a two-week calm. And then, BAM, huge winds! Furniture blew around, the grill pulled hard on its chain...and the planters? Not one moved, and not one plant disappeared. How was that possible? I discovered the over-the-railing part is slightly ANGLED: wind gets deflected a good foot OVER the plants! Amazing to see plants barely moving while furniture's bouncing around. After this summer and fall, we removed the plants, opened the two bottom drain holes, and now watch snow shoot over the top. In case you can't tell, we love these planters; and so do neighbors in surrounding buildings: "Oh, you're the ones with the red lacquer garden boxes!" One note: when a water-level indicator sticks, just use your finger-on-thumb to give it a good tap; that should solve the problem for awhile. Since we have five planters, we tally and act on the majority vote.

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                                  How It Works

                                  Product Instructions

                                  Download instructions for Viva Self-Watering Balcony Railing Planter as a PDF

                                  Videos

                                  • Slideshow features our self-watering Viva planters, a line that features bold color and a high-gloss finish, Photos include "recipes" for inspiring plant combinations.

                                  Articles

                                  • To create beautiful flowering planters, it helps to pick the right plants. Browse our gallery of flowering pots, planters, hanging baskets, windowboxes and more. You’ll find plenty of inspiration – and detailed plant lists, so you can recreate the look at home.
                                  • Beautiful, bountiful planters depend on good soil, fertilizer and careful watering. But to take your planters from standard to sensational, you need the right plants. Start with this simple rule: Combine plants with three different habits. In other words, thrillers, fillers and spillers.
                                  • Learn how to choose the right soil and fertilizer for whatever you want to grow. Our exclusive garden-tested soils and fertilizers are formulated to provide optimum growing conditions for your plants.

                                  There are no special shipping restrictions or charges associated with this item. For detailed information about our delivery methods and charges, click here.

                                  We're proud of the fact that this item is shipped to you directly from our warehouse in Vermont, by one of our 250 employee-owners. In-stock items are packed with care and shipped within the next business day to ensure prompt delivery to your home and garden!

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