Enjoy flowers indoors or on the front porch with the help of planters and plant pots. We'll help you figure out which planters work best for indoor plants, hanging plants, and more! Discover all the colourful possibilities!

Contain Your Garden, Not Your Excitement

It's never been easier to garden, because Lowe's has everything you need to get started! Choose from our selection of hanging planters, pots, raised garden beds, self-watering planters, and more! Shop online or visit your local Garden Centre to get started today.

Types of Planters

  • metal hanging planter with plant liner

    Hanging Planters

    Hanging planters are perfect for the front porch or patio. They come in different materials, including wicker, plastic, and metal. 
  • indoor chrome wall planter

    Wall Planters

    These are great for indoor plants. Wall planters are mounted to the wall and add a decorative and natural element to your interior decor.
  • black resin window box

    Window Boxes

    Mounted right under the windowsill, window boxes are perfect for growing flowers and herbs. Picturesque, these planters are available in plastic, resin, wood, vinyl, and metal.
  • tall red pot


    Pots are perfect to add some greenery to your back patio. Available in lots of colours, sizes, shapes, and materials, this is the most versatile of the planter types.
  • cedar raised garden planters

    Raised Garden Planters

    These planters are perfect for balconies since they provide a lot of surface area for planting while taking up a small amount of space. Raised garden planters are ideal for small vegetable gardens or for growing herbs.

Self-Watering Planters

Self-watering planters have a reservoir system that sits at the bottom of the container. As long as the reservoir is filled, the soil will continue to soak up water and deliver it directly to the plant’s roots!

Things to Consider


When determining the size of your planter, it’s all about the space you have and the size of what you’re planting. Find a planter that will encourage growth and will provide enough room for the proper amount of soil for the plant.


This part is all up to you! Planters come in all sorts of colours, from pastel to bold to metallic shades. Wood grain options are also available.


Planters come in a variety of materials like resin, metal, wood, ceramic, and clay. Materials like metal, wood, and resin are easy to move and are affordable. If you are planting flowers that need lots of water, plastic or metal planters are ideal.


Drainage is an important factor when purchasing a planter and is key when understanding your plant’s watering needs. Located at the bottom of the planter, drainage holes prevent waterlog, caused by over-watering and provides much needed oxygen to the roots.

Planting in Planters


You can decide to plant one type of flower for each container or you can mix it up for a multi-coloured result come bloom season. The best flowers for container gardening are annuals:

  • Begonias
  • Ferns
  • Geraniums
  • Herbs
  • Marigolds
  • Petunias


It is important to use soil specifically for containers. Potting soil is a mixture of loam, peat, sand, and other nutrients that ensure the plant will thrive in its container. Most potting soil is treated to avoid the spread of weeds and plant-borne illnesses.

How to Plant a Container Garden:

  1. Fill the pot or planter about two thirds full with the potting soil.
  2. Decide how you would like to arrange your plants in the container.
  3. Gently remove your plants from the packages, remembering not to disturb the roots.
  4. Place the plants in the soil and cover the roots with the surrounding potting soil.


It is important to water your container every two to three days. On those extra hot summer days, you may need to water it every day. A simple garden hose with a nozzle or a watering can will do the trick.

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