Front Porch Planters for our Pergola

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Ever since we added a pergola to the front of our farmhouse it has been screaming for a vine! Who builds a pergola without something to climb up it? We finally got our act together and have 2 stone front porch planters for our pergola and I can’t wait to share them with you guys!

front porch planters for our pergola -farmhouse, stone planters, boxwood, fall

Front Porch Planters for our Pergola

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While l was shopping for plants at Lowes I stumbled upon these monster concrete planters.  I texted Jason to see if he loved the look of them as much as I did… thankfully, he did!  I grabbed 2 strong employees and all 3 of us loaded 2 of them into my car along with a cartful of plants and potting soil.

front porch planters for our pergola - stone flower pot

Let me tell you, these babies are HEAVY!  I love the classic look they have and in my opinion, are very stately :).

front porch planters for our pergola - stones inside planter for drainage

I grabbed some rocks leftover from our back patio renovation and filled the pots approximately 6 inches with some stones to help with drainage.

front porch planters for our pergola - landscape fabric

I added landscape fabric on top of the stones to keep the dirt from falling through the stones.

front porch planters for our pergola - potting soil


I added 2 bags of potting soil along with a little manure to each stone planter.

front porch planters for our pergola - climbing hydrangea and boxwood in our stone planter

We chose climbing hydrangeas for our pergola vine.  Jason and I both love hydrangeas and these vines are not as invasive as ivy (which we had considered) and wisteria.  The climbing hydrangea will add some much needed color to our front porch from the spring through the fall.  And the best part is that becuase it is the end of the planting season here in PA we bought the plants half off!

front porch planters for our pergola - stone planters and fall porch

Because I didn’t want the vines to look dead in the winter, I also added a small boxwood to each pot.

front porch planters for our pergola - boxwood, climbing hydrangea, stone planter and pumpkin


What could be more classic than boxwood and stone planters?!!!

front porch planters for our pergola - farmhouse, stone planter with boxwood and climbing hydrangea, fall

I loved the look of our new planters so much that it inspired me to decorate our front porch for fall.

front porch planters for our pergola - farmhouse, stone planter, pumpkin, fall

But, you probably already figured that out thanks to all the pumpkins ;).

front porch planters for our pergola - pumpkin, fall farmhouse porch

I added the kids pumpkins to each planter along with some more pumpkins and a pumpkin pillow to our front porch bench.

front porch planters for our pergola - farmhouse, bench, pumpkins fall porch

front porch planters for our pergola - farmhouse, bench, pumpkin pillow, pallet sign, fall porch


front porch planters for our pergola - pumpkin, stone planter, fall porch

I absolutely love the look of our new front porch planters.  I can’t wait to watch our new vine grow over our pergola for years to come.

front porch planters for our pergola - climbing hyrangea in stone planter, fall porch

front porch planters for our pergola - fall porch

Thanks so much for stopping by to see our new front porch planters!

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2 thoughts on “Front Porch Planters for our Pergola

  1. My daughter has a climbing hydrangea and believe me, it will take over your pergola and need to be cut back. It’s a beautiful plant and I know she would call it rather invasive, even though she loves it and works hard to keep it controlled. It will be perfect for your pergola but will also attach itself to anything else around it – such as window frames, porch railings, etc. Just thought I’d let you know about one person’s experience.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my front porch planters and for telling me about your daughters experience with her climbing hydrangea Pat! We planted another one on our back lattice fence a few years ago and haven’t had too much trouble with it taking over but will certainly be keeping our eyes out for that :).

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