Hanging balcony planters with hooks or brackets? Genius idea. We like power drills as much as anybody, so long as they’re whirring away in someone else’s hand. And we’ll definitely put up with the attendant screw holes, sawdust, and noise pollution if mounting a window box against a wall is our only option. But let’s say you have a balcony and can hang brackets for a window box over the railing. Such a civilized alternative.
Here are our 10 favorite hanging balcony planters.
Above: Made of zinc, a Balcony Railing Planter fits balcony railings up to a diameter of seven centimeters; £8.99 at Clas Ohlson. Above: A Galvanized Steel Balcony Box is 23.50€; and a matching Galvanized Steel Balcony Box/Planter Holder with optional screw holes (if you’re feeling power-drill friendly), is €40 at Manufactum. Above: A Kalla Short Rail Planter made of black coated steel is $24.95 at Crate & Barrel. Above: A 16-inch-long Metal Window Box Planter is $37.99 at All Modern. Above: A 36-inch Window Box Hanging Planter is available in three colors, including black (shown) and is $99.99 at Veradek. Above: A Girona Patina Rectangular Rail Planter made of galvanized steel and coated in nontoxic paint is $26.95 from CB2. Sold separately, a galvanized steel Rectangular Rail Planter Frame is $12.95. Above: An Alfresco Rectangular Rail Planter is 24 inches long and eight inches deep and is $49.95. The Rectangular Rail Planter Hook is sold separately for $16.95.
Above: Ikea’s galvanized Socker flower box is 20 inches long; $14.99. Above: A white metal Hanging Balcony Planter from Esschert Design is 15.7 inches long; $27.98 from Amazon. Above: A 36-inch-long Cape Cod Window Box is made of resin and available in three colors including white as shown; $119.99 from All Planters. A pair of metal Adjustable Deck Railing Brackets is sold separately for $36.99.
Looking for more options? See
10 Easy Pieces: Wooden Window Boxes
and browse our newly updated
10 Easy Pieces
archives for more outdoor furnishings, including
Rectangular Wooden Dining Tables
Picnic-Style Dining Tables
Crank Hose Reels