In your landscaping plans, make room for plenty of flowers! These easy creative flower bed ideas will transform your landscaping, and DIY outdoor planters raise your flowers out of the ground to make a beautiful statement.
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Easy Creative Flower Bed Ideas
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Adding a flower bed or easy DIY raised garden bed to your yard is a great way to add some interest and customization to your landscaping.
It’s also a great way to take out grass that isn’t thriving (such as under a tree or where the soil is too poor or rocky) like we did when we built this easy raised flower bed for my mom.
Our flower planter is shaped like Mickey Mouse because we’re all big Disney fans, but you can use the same technique to build a sturdy round planter bed with landscape stone blocks, too.
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We also used similar stone blocks to build a larger retaining wall flower bed in our Canyon House backyard.
and Home Sweet Roman completely transformed the look of her home and added so much curb appeal by replacing a flat flower bed with a raised bed!
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If you want to add a flower bed without the work of hauling stone blocks, try a kit like this one to build a beautiful tiered raised flower bed. The pieces click together for easy installation!
If you’re putting a flower bed where there once was a tree — you don’t have to remove the stump!
Turn the old tree stump into a flower planter by removing the center of the stump, like this one at This Old House
or by adding a container garden right on top of the stump, like this one by Lowe’s.
To save your back while still enjoying gardening and flowers, you can build an elevated planter box for flowers (or strawberries)
or a whole raised garden table for square foot gardening!
See more in 30 Raised Garden Beds to Buy or DIY
Old tires can also make a creative flower bed, paint them colorful like this (via Pinterest)
or wrap with rope (and, optionally) add a wood base like Addicted to DIY did!
Add some height and variety to your in-ground flower beds with a DIY wheelbarrow planter by The Honeycomb Home
or use cinder blocks to add easy “pots” — stencil them like Reality DayDream or use cascading flowers to hide the cinder block!
You can also add interest to your flower beds with DIY concrete garden orbs — so easy to make!
Add some vertical flower gardening with a DIY cedar wood monogram planter — it will hold a lot of flowers for your own flower bloom explosion come summer! Our detailed woodworking plans make it easy (and if we haven’t finished your letter yet, request it here).
See more raised garden bed and trellises for vegetable gardens here.
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Easy DIY Outdoor Planters to Build
Some flower beds, like Mickey above, are a feature on their own. But many flower beds will benefit greatly by adding some height and variety. Choose some taller flowers, and also add an outdoor planter to a flower bed to give interest, variety, and height!
Adding a tall planter to your beds that have stone, gravel, or mulch — or planting similar flowers and colors ing a planter on your porch or in front of the garage — takes your landscaping up a notch.
Using a planter in a flower bed can also help control weeds and corral those plants that will spread and spread and take over the entire bed if left to their own devices. (Read more about using planters to create a weed-free flower bed at Girl Just DIY.)
Looking for planters for indoor plants? See 35 DIY planter ideas here.
A tall decorative concrete planter will withstand the weather while also making a great anchor to your flowering landscaping!
or how about an easy DIY tall wood planter?
If you’ve got one board, build a tall hexagon planter to stand on your patio, or to add in a large flower bed.
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Try this easy raised cascading flower planter by HerToolbelt. The result is stunning when all the flowers are in full bloom!
A classic square wood X planter like this one by MyLove2Create is a great addition to a flower bed or front porch.
If you’re landscaping beds with rock or mulch, use a planter that shows a little leg like these louvered wood planters by Woodshop Diaries.
These tall pallet wood planters look wonderful in front of the garage, and they’d also make a great cornerstone to put inside a flower bed near the house.
Add height to a flower bed setup, on a really affordable budget, with this stacked pot planter and birdbath by Home Stories A to Z.
More creative places to add flower planters:
- house number sign with hanging flower planter
- outdoor coffee table with inset flower planter (or drink cooler)
- wood over cinder block garden wall with with flower planters
- hanging flower pot ladder
- DIY ladder plant stand
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