Post Planter Planting Guide

There are as many ways to plant the El Patio Post Planter as there are clouds in the sky. There’s no limit to what you can do. But since we’ve been planting and photographing them for several years now, we’ve discovered a few tips that help you get the most oomph.

Thrill, spill, fill.

This is a popular concept in container gardening. But placement is a bit different in the El Patio Post Planter.

Spill – This refers to the plants that spill over the edges. We like to put them on the corners of the front of the planter so they spill over the front and the side. We’ve used Creeping Jenny, but you can use any trailing plant like sweet potato vine, Dichondra silver falls, verbena, begonia, lobelia or ivy.

Thrill – This refers to a unique and eye-catching plant. We like to put this one front and center, especially on house posts that face the street. We’ve found the best plants are of medium height and hang a little over the edge. Here we’ve used two-tone petunias.

Fill – In the El Patio Post planter, this refers to the taller plants that go on the sides and in the back to create volume. We often ladder them up by using medium height plants on the side and taller ones in the back so they’re all visible from the front. Here, we’ve filled the sides with some Stonecrop Sedum we had left over from last year. And in back, we used Double Impatiens from a hanging basket that we separated into individual plants.

Great Easter Gift for Gardeners

Easter is less than two weeks away. Wouldn’t your favorite gardener like an El Patio Post Planter more than a plain old Easter basket?

Fill it with candy and after they eat it all, they can use the planter to perk up their house posts, mailbox posts, arbors and more. They can even paint it to match or contrast with their house color.  Maybe something bright, like Robin’s Egg Blue.

Color Shown: Oasis Blue

Easter stuff not included    😉

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Dress them up with living color

Most of us look at our house posts as just those things than hold up our porches or roofs. As part of the structure of our homes, they become invisible elements we look past every day. We pass them morning and night, going about our business without a second glance. And so they sit there, unloved and ignored—a sad, useless wasted space.

But some people look at house posts and wonder “Why aren’t we doing more with them?” They see a tall, graceful expanse and suddenly imagine a platform for beauty. One of those people is my husband, Todd.

He’s an ex-finance guy, which I freely admit, doesn’t normally scream “creative”. But we’re plant lovers and he wanted to do something he was passionate about, so 15 years ago he started a landscape company. Along the way, we also bought a ramshackle house and renovated it ourselves, with Todd acting as the general contractor. And then, two years ago, he had an idea—and the El Patio Post Planter was born.

It’s been quite a journey as we’ve endeavored to bring our baby to life. From creating 3D printed prototypes to sourcing a US manufacturer to finally pulling the trigger on expensive injection molds, together we’ve been slowly but surely marching toward this day.

And it’s finally here. The El Patio Post Planter is now for sale, just in time for spring. Check it out. And give your house posts the love they deserve.

The El Patio Post Planter is the world’s only adjustable wraparound planter for square posts, and works on everything ranging from 4”x 4”s to 10” x 10”s. Use it to add an eye-level pop of color and character and improve the curb appeal to your home.

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