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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$39.95
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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 39 reviews)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      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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      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
         
        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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            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

                (0 of 1 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

                (0 of 1 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?

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                    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!

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                    • No

                    (2 of 2 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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                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Love this product

                    By Jeanie the gardner

                    from Takoma Park, MD.

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Bright colors
                    • Fit Narrow Railings
                    • No tools needed
                    • So Easy Just Hang Them

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Herbs Or Flowers

                      It is very hard or impossible to find a planter box for narrow railings. These are the first I've seen, and the best thing is they just set over the railing no tools needed for installing them.

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                      • No
                       
                      4.0

                      Handsome and Hearty!

                      By Cooker

                      from Bronxville NY

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • As advertised
                      • Sleek And Handsome
                      • Well Made

                      Cons

                      • Unsure About Water Gauge

                      Best Uses

                      • Top Floor Landing

                      Our top floor apartment has a concrete fire escape with elegant wrought iron railings and a western exposure. These handsome brick red windowboxes are filled with sun-loving annuals and vines and look terrific. I water every day - haven't yet tried to 'gauge' the water gauges - but won't worry if they work or not (other reviews suggest they don't!). A fine product - would buy more if I had the space.

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                      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.

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                      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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