About Decorative Wrought Iron Planters

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About Decorative Wrought Iron Planters
Hanging baskets and windowboxes add comfy Old World flavour to homes. (Flowering Baskets and Planters in an English Back garden image by Chris Lofty from Fotolia.com)

Wrought iron planters are a wonderfully way to add interesting accents both in and outside the home. Wrought iron is durable, blends with any decor and can be made into any size or shape needed. Wrought iron planters can also allow you easier access for better maintenance of plants. Whether using tall or short planters, freestanding or wall-hanging, wrought iron planters allows your decorating imagination to run free.


Wrought iron is a term usually used to describe objects made out of metal, usually steel, that have been worked by hand into decorative objects like railings, balconies, wall decorations and other objects. Today, these objects are rarely wrought by hand, but they retain the name to describe the rustic craftsmanship and Old World flavour of the pieces. Wrought iron decorative planters can be very ornate or very simple in design, and a variety of styles are available for your decorative and gardening needs.

Freestanding Planters

Many sizes and shapes of freestanding wrought iron planters are available. You may require a very large planter with wheels to fit a small tree that can be rolled in and outside of the house whether climate conditions demand it. Some freestanding planters can have several shelves for a variety of plants that complement each other, such as coleus grown alongside a flowering plant like geranium or chrysanthemum. Small freestanding plants can be used as accents both inside and outside the house to showcase special plants like orchids or African violets.

Wall-Hanging Planters

Wrought Iron wall-hanging planters bring a beautiful Tuscan effect to areas inside and outside the house. They can be painted in a variety of finishes to match furnishings or house paint. Wall-hanging planters are particularly good for trailing vine plants and those with lush, hanging blooms.

Windowbox Planters

Wrought iron windowbox planters lend a peaceful, Old World look to homes that suggests both tranquillity and order. The windowboxes can be found in a variety of sizes and finishes. Garden stores and nurseries often stock wrought iron windowbox planters.

Hanging Basket Planters

Another attractive look for homeowners is wrought iron hanging basket planters attached to overhangs on porches and entranceways. These can hold foliage species like spiderplants and ivy, or flowering varieties like morning glory, trailing verbena or petunias.

Custom-made Planter Designs

You can find any number of wrought iron planters in stores and garden centres across the country, but it may be that you need one in a particular size or design that is not available. You can still get the planter you need by finding a local blacksmith or metalworker to custom-create the planter exactly to your specifications. These craftsman can work metal into almost any type of planter that will last for years and be a showpiece for your home or garden.

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