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Self-Watering Railing Planter

Self-Watering Railing Planter

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$39.95
2 or more $38.00 each

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  • Convenient self-watering railing planter is simple to install
  • Straddles two sizes of rails — no brackets needed
  • Just fill the reservoir and plants get the water they need, when they need it
  • We recommend one 20-quart bag of our premium Organic Self-Watering Potting Mix; each of these planters holds 20 quarts

Now it’s easier than ever to have lush, colorful plants along a deck railing. This cleverly designed planter securely straddles rails made from both 4" and 6" milled lumber (actual width 3-1/2" and 5-1/2") — no mounting hardware needed. Best of all, it’s self-watering; simply fill the reservoir and plants receive water as they need it.

Product Details

  • UV-stable recycled plastic
  • 26-1/2" L x 11" W x 9-1/2" H
  • Reservoir holds 5 quarts
  • Holds 20 quarts of container mix
  • Note: If the planter will be exposed to rain, you will need a drill to open the drainage holes
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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4.5

(based on 225 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (151)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (51)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (79)
  • Attractive (75)
  • Holding capacity (69)
  • Weather proof (61)
  • Lightweight (58)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (4)
  • Flimsy (3)
  • Need to drill holes (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor plants (74)
  • Growing seeds (10)
  • Window decoration (9)
  • Flowers (7)
  • Household plants (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (108), Yes (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (70), Getting started (17), Master gardener (6)

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5.0

Loved them so much I ordered more the next year!

By Heather

from Elizabeth, WV

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Drains Well
  • Holding Capacity
  • Sturdy
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

  • Heavy / Bulky

Best Uses

  • Growing Seeds
  • Outdoor Plants

Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

I got 2 the first year to see if I would like them and to see how they would work. They were wonderful! I got big beautiful plants on my porch railing just like I have always wanted. I especially loved the fact that I didn't have to water them everyday. I could go away for the weekend and not worry that my plants were going to be wilted when I got home.

 
5.0

Perfect; exactly what I expected and my plants are thriving

By KL

from Portland, OR

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Drains Well
  • Holding Capacity
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor Plants

    Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

    We placed these planters on our railings both for attractiveness and for added privacy

     
    5.0

    Just what we needed

    By Dave

    from Denver

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Drains Well
    • Holding Capacity
    • Sturdy
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor Plants

      Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

      Fits well on the patio rail

       
      3.0

      I would buy the planter with a water level indicator

      By Marti

      from Palo Cedro, CA

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • No way to monitor water in the reservoir.

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor Plants

        Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

        At first I was looking for a water level indicator to know how much water was in the reservoir. However I did not see one. I'm hoping by watering liberally will keep the reservoir full.

        I do like everything else about the railing planters.

         
        5.0

        Great for my railings

        By Dedo

        from Redmond, washington

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Drains Well
        • Holding Capacity
        • Lightweight
        • No assembly
        • Sturdy
        • Weather Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor Plants

          Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

          Have put it near my humming bird feeders and planted with red flowers. The birds are attracted to it and then visit my feeders. A win-win situation for me. I like how it seats firmly on my deck railings.

           
          4.0

          Convenient and attractive

          By Cher

          from Bedford IN

          About Me Master Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Holding Capacity

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoor Plants

            Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

            Great addition to add plants and color without taking away from limited floor space. Self-watering is a plus

             
            5.0

            Convenient

            By Jen

            from Fl

            About Me Getting Started

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Drains Well
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Outdoor Plants

              Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

              Love it

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Balcony planter

              By Jen

              from Fl

              About Me Getting Started

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Drains Well
              • Holding Capacity
              • Lightweight
              • Sturdy
              • Weather Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoor Plants

                Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

                Love it!jen

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Flower success!

                By Tracey the Grandma Gardener

                from Kaysville, UT

                About Me Getting Started

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Drains Well
                • Holding Capacity
                • Lightweight
                • Sturdy
                • Weather Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoor Plants

                  Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

                  #sweepstakes

                  I have two of these and I used them on my wrought iron railing. It's only about 1 inch wide but they worked fine. I had these in a shaded area and only had to water them maybe once a week during the hottest month. Otherwise they could go for 10 days without being refilled.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Not sure how to water these.

                  By VanCityCathy

                  from Vancouver, BC

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Weather Resistant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Outdoor Plants

                    Comments about : Self-Watering Railing Planter:

                    A DIY watering tube inserted into the reservoir is the only way these could make sense.
                    You'd have to cut 2 holes into either side to have water flow in and then drill overflow holes to ensure plants weren't sitting in standing water.

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