Check out these whiskey barrel planter ideas! Whiskey barrel planters are a fun and easy way to create a splash of color and greenery around your yard. And homestead!
Whether you’re looking for a quick solution to create instant planters or have a load of old barrels around ready to repurpose, we’ve got some breathtaking whiskey barrel planter ideas that you won’t believe.
Before we share the best whiskey barrel planters we found, let’s talk about how to stuff your whiskey barrel planter with beautiful herbs, flowers, and veggies. And – which options we like best.
- What to Plant In Whiskey Barrel Planters?
- Whiskey Barrel Planter Flower Ideas
- Whiskey Barrel Planter Ideas for Full Sun
- Whiskey Barrel Planter Ideas for Shady Gardens
- Whiskey Barrel Vegetable Planter Ideas
- Whiskey Barrel Planter Growing Guide
- What Do You Use to Fill a Whiskey Barrel Planter?
- Should You Line a Whiskey Barrel Planter?
- Do I Need to Drill Holes in Whiskey Barrel Planters?
- What Do You Put in the Bottom of a Barrel Planter?
- How Long Do Barrel Planters Last?
- How Do You Make Whiskey Barrels Last Longer?
- How Do You Waterproof a Whiskey Barrel?
- Can Whiskey Barrels Rot?
- Do Termites Like Wine Barrels?
- What Can You Plant in a Whiskey Barrel Planter?
- What Flowers Do Good in Planters?
- What Plants are Good for Planters in Full Sun?
- What Flowers Come Back Every Year?
- What Are the Best Flowering Perennials for Pots?
- How Do You Take Care of a Whiskey Barrel Planter?
What to Plant In Whiskey Barrel Planters?
Regarding what to plant in a whiskey barrel planter? You can get spoilt for choice! You can go for a vivid splash of summer color or opt for a lovely array of plants with a native theme.
Ideas for Your Whiskey Barrel Planter
- Colorful flowers
- Native plants
Consider whether you want year-round growth and flowers. Or if your planter will become a seasonal display. Deciding the ideal use of your whiskey barrel planter will also tie into your local climate. If you choose perennial plants, you will need to ensure they can survive cold winter weather and hot, dry summers.
Or perhaps you want your whiskey barrel planter to be productive? As well as beautiful? There is no reason why you can’t fill it full of herbs, fruiting bushes, or even vegetables.
Adding flowers (or herbs and veggies) to your whiskey barrel planters can be a great way to bring color and interest into your yard. And it can serve ready-to-harvest ingredients right by your kitchen door.
Whiskey Barrel Planter Flower Ideas
Flowers are a beautiful way to bring color into your life! And they attract beneficial insects to pollinate your beloved vegetables. If you’re a homesteader, it is easy to get hung up on the productive things in life, but there is always time to plant a few flowers too!
So – we searched to find the best whiskey barrel planter ideas. With loads of flowers!
We found some perfect for all climates. And all styles.
Here are our favorites.
Rustic Barrel With Marigold and Companions
This beautiful rustic barrel resides at the Old Train Depot in Livingston, Montana. What a delightful welcome! Create a similar statement with your own explosion of color – and don’t forget the marigolds!
Fall Color Container Planting Scheme by North Coast Gardening
A gorgeous combination of red, orange, and purple offers a vivid and eye-catching display!
Multicolor Summer Floral Display by Gilded Bloom
This wine barrel planter wins bonus points for the most different colors. And we love all the textures squeezed into the wine barrel!
Create an explosion of color in your barrel planter with annual bulbs like these stunning daffodils!
Spilled Flower Barrel by Southern Patio
I love this quirky take on the whiskey barrel planter idea, which has the bonus of being easier to maintain too.
Pink and Purple Tulips In a Barrel
I love this whiskey barrel planter with pink and purple tulips and white daffodils!
Gorgeous Impatiens Flowers
An incredibly colorful whiskey barrel planter idea! I particularly love the idea of planting some cascading plants along the borders so they spill over the sides.
Whiskey Barrel Planter Ideas for Full Sun
In the full sun – you’ll need to use plants that cope with lower water amounts. And extreme heat! Here are some of my favorite choices. They’re perfect if your whiskey barrel sits in a spot smothered with warm sunlight.
Succulent Filled Planter by Succaholic Mum
You don’t get much more low maintenance than succulents, which can survive hot summers with minimal water. I love the contrasting colors and textures achieved with different succulent plants.
Strawberry Barrel Planter by Laura’s Garden
Many people struggle to grow strawberries. But putting them in a barrel in full sun is a surefire way to get an abundant crop.
Whiskey Barrel Planter Ideas for Shady Gardens
Shady garden spots can be tricky, but using a planter gives you many more options on how best to brighten up a dark corner.
Barrel Wildlife Pond by Gardening for Wildlife
Take advantage of a shady spot in your garden by transforming your barrel into this adorable pond. Your local wildlife will thank you for it!
Whiskey Barrel Planter with Fairy Lights by HaxMan
I love this creative way to bring light into your garden! A shady spot can transform into a sparkling grove with the clever use of barrel planters and fairy lights.
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Whiskey Barrel Vegetable Planter Ideas
I love the idea that a whiskey barrel planter can be productive. And beautiful! Many fast-growing crops will grow well in containers with perennial plants and herbs.
Vegetable Garden Planter by Sagebrook Farms
This jam-packed barrel is an excellent example of how a diverse range of vegetables can grow happily together.
Barrel Planter Herb Garden by Cedar Grove Lodge
It is so handy to have your kitchen herbs as close as possible to your house, and a barrel herb planter by your door makes a really pretty feature too.
Whiskey Barrel Planter Growing Guide
Now we’ve filled your head with inspiration with some fantastic whiskey barrel planter ideas, let’s take a look at the practicalities of creating a fabulous floral display!
Do you have too many whiskey planter barrel ideas? Then you need more than one whiskey barrel! Here's a set of three rustic whiskey barrel planters - perfect for herbs, veggies, flowers, or decorative plants. They're stain-resistant and finished. The whiskey barrels aren't massive - but they come in three sizes. The three barrels are 14-inches, 11.5 inches, and 10-inches high.
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Whiskey barrel planters are one of the best ways to dress up your backyard.
And – you can fill them with an endless array of flowers, vegetables, and herbs.
It’s tricky to know where to start! Why not have a few whiskey barrel planters?
That way – you can grow plenty of flowers, herbs, and snacks for yourself and your friends. And then choosing what to plant inside isn’t so difficult!
What about you?
Which whiskey barrel planters sound (and look) the best?
We’d love to hear your thoughts!
Thanks so much for reading.
And – have a great day!