Log Planters make use of old fallen logs so they are a great way to recycle.  Plus, with a bit of creativity, you will have a unique garden addition.

Logs of all types repurposed as planters

Log Planters are a Natural Addition to Any Yard.

They can be very large and take up quite a bit of space, or you can use smaller ones and bring them in doors for a rustic planter.

Sometimes a piece of wood has a hollow in it and just lends itself to being planted and you are done. Other times, you will need to hollow out an area in the log.  Just fill the area with soil and plant with your favorite arrangement.

Here are a few of my favorites:

log planters

White cedar planted with succulents and other plants looks great on a slate floor. Source:  Indulgy

log planters

The log doesn’t have to be big to make a great planter.  I single succulent has been planted in this cute smaller log planter for indoors.  Source Kindling Shop on Etsy.


Begonias and Ferns combine to make this unique rustic log planter. Source:  Roots of Greenville log4This whole Log has been hollowed out and planted with an array of flowering plants. Not only is the planter amazing, but look at that fantastic view!  Source Pinterest.

Paperbark log planter arrangement.  These appeal to me since this type of tree was so common when I was growing up.  The various sizes adds to the appeal.  I love the rustic moss which goes so well with the paper bark.  Source Emma’s Design Blog


This Log Planter with Succulents and Sedums is one of my favorites.  I love anything with succulentsin it but the texture of this log really compliments the plants.   Source:  Simply Succulents

I hope these ideas have given you some inspiration.  Go grab that log, hollow out part of it and add some potting soil and plant away! You’ll have a great looking planter in no time at all.

Have you ever planted anything in a log planter? I’d love to see some of your creations in the comments below.


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