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