Create ambiance with candlelight and add interest to a dining area with a nearby wooden planter. Designers with Front Door Communities placed benches next to this rectangular planter to create more space for food and drinks as well as seating.
There’s no shortage of planters available, in just about any size and style you might need. But if you’re working in a contemporary or urban setting, or if you want to create your own “wall” of privacy plantings, simple, rectilinear styles may work best. Blox Rectangular Galvanized Charcoal Planters, $49.95 to $69.95 from CB2, are made of matte-finished galvanized steel, for a sleek but industrial look.
The opulence of this swimming pool is not lost at dusk, as the sun sets in the distance at this Mediterranean home. The home itself features cobblestone siding, a cobblestone chimney and a covered porch that shades orange chaise lounges and brown rectangular planters.
A concrete tile path leads over still water to the wood front door of this home. On either side of the pool, built in rectangular planters house palm trees matching the palms planted against the house. Yellow lighting gives the entry area a warm and romantic glow.
The homeowners had several planters that were star shaped, so to echo that design, this walkway was given a star made from square and rectangular stones. It's an eye-catching statement in the middle of the path.
Arrange the planters in a rectangle no more than 10’ apart. Secure one end of the string lights to one of the cup hooks with the hook attached to the light, or with cable ties or twist ties if no hook exists. Continue stringing the lights, making an outline of the planters. When you have reached the first planter and have formed a rectangular outline of lights, begin zigzagging the lights from one side of the outline to the other, spacing the passes of string far enough apart so that they will be evenly distributed to the end. Secure the end to a cup hook as you did the beginning of the string. Attach an outdoor-safe extension cord and plug into an outlet.