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 41 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

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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!

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            • 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

                (4 of 4 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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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Product

                By JP

                from Long Island, N.Y.

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Finish Is High End
                • Great Appearance
                • Hangs Nicely From Railing
                • Just what I needed

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Apt Railings

                  Bought 9 of these to run across the railing of my balcony. Plant some ivy and plants and you have beautiful privacy.

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                  • No

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  So pretty they were stolen!

                  By rosasharon

                  from Dallas, TX

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • BEAUTIFUL
                  • Great Water Savers
                  • Perfect On Wrought Iron
                  • Railings

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      I've just ordered a second set (4) of these. The first ones looked so beautiful, someone stole them off my front porch! I've drilled holes in the second set and am wiring them to the porch railings. Might not stop a burglar, but will at least slow them down.

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                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Nice product

                      By Kate

                      from Illinois

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Works as described

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          This product has a high gloss finish, which did not fit in with my more rustic environment, but I have made it work.

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                          • No

                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Railing Planter

                          By Ragdoll Mom

                          from Manchester, NH

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Sturdy

                          Cons

                          • Railing Size Too Small

                          Best Uses

                          • Small spaces

                          I hope the new one I opted for is large enough to fit on my railing; the space for the actual planter was perfect, but the portion that hangs on the railing was too small; it was my fault, I should have checked that piece out more carefully.

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                          • No

                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          The box isn't draining.

                          By Sally

                          from Charlottesville, VA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Top Soil Is Very Wet

                            Best Uses

                              While the top soil is very wet, the indicator is not
                              is not going up. The plants are not doing well! I'm I doing something wrong?

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Perfectly suited to the railing

                              By Jim

                              from Cheshire, Ct

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Different Way To Display
                              • Good price
                              • Perfect For A Railing
                              • Perfect for my needs
                              • Right size

                              Cons

                              • None so far

                              Best Uses

                              • New Location For Flowers

                              Considered purchasing the planter for a while but glad that I did as now we can display flowers closer to the front door. Our planter is black to match our wrought-iron railing...it is perefct and neighbors have already been asking where we found it!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Rail Planters a big hit!

                              By Dean

                              from Matthews, NC

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Great Planters

                              Cons

                              • They Need A Leveling Bloc
                              • They Need A Leveling Bock

                              Best Uses

                              • Iron Railing Planters

                              I have two, in black and have hung them on the entrance railing on the east side of our home. We have planted several sun loving moss roses in each.
                              We have received many compliments on these planters from all of our visitors, who also ask where we bought them. They do need a leveling block placed behind each one, so the self watering features will work properly.

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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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