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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4.6

(based on 100 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (15)
  • Self watering (5)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Colorful (4)
  • BEAUTIFUL (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (92), Yes (5)

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5.0

Easy to use and beautiful

By Flower lover in michigan

from Michigan

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Colorful
  • Drainplugs
  • Durable
  • East
  • Flowerboxes
  • Self watering
  • Windowboxes

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Deck railings
    • Outside Railings

    I bought these because I was looking for flower boxes I could install on my deck railings myself without having to bother my husband to drill and holes. I bought four. They arrived quickly. The only assembly required is to put a drainage tray in the bottom and a tub to read the water level. Then I removed the drainage plug since they will get plenty of rain. This lets the excess water over about an inch flow out. I planted them up and they are working great.

    My only comment on the specs on the website is that I said they were 8 inches deep but that includes the hanging bracket. The box you can plant in is only 4.5 inches deep. They are a bit narrower than I expected so I can only plant one flower across.
    I love them and they are worth the money so far!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Quality Product

    By Susie Q

    from Wisconsin

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • durability
    • Looks
    • Quality material
    • Well Designed

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wrought Iron Railings

      I ordered one in black to try for the wrought iron railing for our front balcony. It arrived well packaged and much better quality than I expected. It has a deep lip for holding securely on the narrow wrought iron. Even my husband was impressed with both the design and the quality. We liked it so much I ordered a second one!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Great

      By The Gardner

      from Detroit Michigan

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Sturdy

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Self watering

      Love them

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Excellent

      By Debbie

      from Iowa

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Everything about it is true. Works so wells off of my porch railing. Easy to see if it needs watering. Good choice.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great planter

            By Bubbleguy

            from Gary IN

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  This is probably the only planter that would work on our old railings and our daisies love it.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  4.0

                  Colorful addition to the balcony railing

                  By Mary CC

                  from Des Moines, IA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Assemble Use
                  • Great Pop Color
                  • Sturdy

                  Cons

                  • Narrow Few Plants Fit

                  Best Uses

                  • Use Wother Larger Planters

                  I placed this on my balcony railing to add a pop of red color. It's a vibrant red and calls attention to itself. It isn't very wide and I could only fit a few plants in it so it won't be the lush planting I had envisioned. I'll need to add other planters around it to better fill in the space.

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                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Stronger than expected

                  By MA Gal

                  from Taunton, MA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Surprisingly stronger than they look in the catalog or online. I put 2 flowering plants in each one of 4. The four of them on my railings are quite attractive and so easy to put on the railings...unlike my previous boxes when I had to place a box precariously on 2 separate holders that dug into the metal railing. The plants are doing well so far it's been 1 month. I am quite impressed and thankful I made the decision to purchase. They are a bit heavier to carry with the soil and plants because they are of studier plastic than expected, as mentioned at the beginning...But I don't care...the end result is worth it!

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                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best Flower Boxes!

                        By BruceED

                        from Chicago

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Bought 13 of these flower boxes for our condominium deck and they are spectacular! The black color is a high glass and looks great against the bright flower colors. The flower boxes fit perfectly on the deck railing. The other colors available are also spectacular looking! The watering system is GREAT also!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              4.0

                              Nice quality

                              By Summer

                              from Baltimore

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Beautiful Color

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Awesome color shiny fits over railing perfectly
                                  Water gage doesn't work so well

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  5.0

                                  just gorgeous!!!

                                  By maggieg

                                  from sarasota , fl

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Colorful Pretty
                                  • Sturdy

                                  Cons

                                  • none

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Using On A Fence Rail

                                  these planters are bright and bold--sturdy--fit perfectly on my fence rail--purple and turquoise--love them!!

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • Yes

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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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