If you’re limited on space or don’t want to dig up your yard to put in plants, planter boxes could be a good option. You could use the planter to grow flowers to beautify your backyard or you can use it to grow herbs. I had a few extra plywood boards from my previous project so I decided to build a small DIY flower planter box for our backyard. I’ve created a simple tutorial on how to build this planter container. See my website for more details and illustrations, TheDIYPlan.
Last year I built a fence for my patio using PVC sprinkler pipes. So I thought it would be nice to have small planter boxes hanging from the PVC fence with flowers, to make the patio look nicer.
The PVC fence is held by 2×6 boards that are attached to the post of the patio cover. If you’re interested in learning how I built this fence, you could click here. The fence is very strong and could easily support a few small planter boxes.
If the flowers do not survive thru this winter, I want to plant strawberry plants in these containers next year. At least something to snack on while working on DIY projects.
If anyone has a suggestion of small plants that would grow well in these planter boxes, please leave a comment below.