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4 Ways to Upgrade Your Outdoors with Cityscape Planters

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Want to add style + life to your outdoor space but don't know where to start? Our bestselling Cityscape Planters make it a cinch! They're made from a frost-proof resin composite that's designed to mimic cast concrete but is much lighter weight. Plus, most come equipped with a drop-in insert for easy planting + watering.

The best part? It's easy to make Cityscape your own. The collection is designed to be mixed, matched and customized to your unique space, whether it's porch, patio, deck or terrace. For inspiration, we turned to LA-based plant stylist Sean McGowan for a few ideas.

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CREATE AN HERB GARDEN WITH: CITYSCAPE SQUARE

Create a cluster of cube planters, mixing sizes and shades for a modern, sculptural look. Sean recommends one large (20") square in Gray and three small (16") squares—two in Black and one in White.

"This creates a raised bed, ideal for herbs that 'run,' like mint and oregano," says Sean. "And they make great tomato pots."

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DEFINE YOUR SPACE WITH: CITYSCAPE TRIPLE

For a large open patio or long narrow terrace, Sean recommends our 18" Triple Planters to designate separate, more intimate areas.

"Fill the planters with low boxwood or myrtle bushes," he says. "Then your seating areas can feel defined and elegant, rather than crowded or isolated."

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ADD ARCHITECTURAL INTEREST WITH: CITYSCAPE TALL DOUBLE, TRIPLE WIDE + SQUARE

To add architectural interest to your space without looking cluttered, Sean suggests using repetition. Create a grouping of planters to punctuate the corners of your space:

  • Cluster the Tall Double, Triple Wide and 16" Square planters.
  • Fill the planters with a mix of all-green and flowering plants for pops of seasonal color.
  • Add a piece of vintage stone or a garden ornament to the cluster to contrast with Cityscape's clean, modern lines.
  • Repeat the cluster in each corner of your space for a cohesive look.
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Outfit a Small Space (or Disguise an Eyesore!) with: Cityscape Rounded Corner

"While the Rounded Corner planters are great for connecting to the rectangular planters, they can work equally well on their own," Sean says.

  • Opt for both the 18" and 34" heights to create a grouping of 3-6.
  • Pair these planters with cacti or succulents for "an unexpected way to dress up a small yet highly visible space."
  • Use the 34" Rounded Corner, potted with a taller cactus or vertical plant, to hide something you don't want to see, like an AC unit.

Click here to see more pro tips for outdoor planting!

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