Better Homes and Gardens Planter – A Quality, High-End Look Without the Price

As I have said before, I have a hard time keeping anything alive. If it wasn’t for my husband, all my plants would have died already. I have improved my green thumb over the past year and am determined to have more houseplants.  They just make us happy having them in the house.

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When Better Homes and Gardens sent us this planner, I had no idea how huge it was gonna be.  It’s very large but what I instantly loved about it, is how light it was.  It looks like an expensive, heavy planter but it’s quite the opposite.   It’s called a Better Homes and Gardens Bombay Planter and it sells for $22.96 at Walmart. I know this because I bought another one just like it but in a rustic brown.  It has the look of stone but is fade resistant.  It’s perfect for plants that spill over!


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Since the planter was large, we used some filler along with our potting soil.  You could use diapers, twigs, leaves, pebbles, Styrofoam, etc.  If using inside, I suggest something more lightweight so that you can move around if you choose to.  If outside, pebbles may be a better option to weigh it down some. Of course, we do live in ‘west’ Texas and it’s windy pretty regular around here.

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You can actually also buy Better Homes and Gardens flowers at Walmart.  I did not know this. They are in white containers so you can tell them apart from the rest.  We had a limited selection at our local Sweetwater Walmart, however, the ones in Abilene had outstanding selections.  Here’s just a couple you’ll find.

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I don’t know about you but if I can save money buying something that is equally as beautiful as the high-end planters but without the cost, I’m gonna do it.  And, the fact that they are so strong and lightweight will make it easier for us who are getting weak, to carry these and move them around.

Truett had a blast watering it and I had fun planting.  It was a great family day. I can’t wait to add more outside planter decor.  I think I need to buy some new cushions for our patio set too. Do you remember this patio set that I got awhile back?  I just realized it’s Better Homes and Gardens!  That was 2009! GAH! I DO need some new cushions! lol  We also plan to put some of the clear Christmas lights to keep the evenings ‘seeable’ but not too bright.  I think that will be fun and make for a nice atmosphere.

What are you planting this year?


Disclosure: I am an official Walmart Mom. Walmart has provided me with compensation and gift card in return for my time & efforts to create this post. Opinions are my own, always.


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  1. Melissa M. says

    My garden so far-watermelon, tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage and green beans. That is as far as we got. I really like the look of the planter, will have to run by my wal-mart and see what they have. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Lauralee Hensley says

    I have five Better Home and Garden Planters in my front yard in a brown pattern that look like stone. We’ve had them out there at least three years. They’ve weathered some pea size hail without any damage. They aren’t like the ones you have shown, but they were reasonable in price. We actually purposely bought them in the fall when there was a clearance on the pattern at Walmart. We got all five in the same pattern, but three were really large and two were the medium size. We didn’t get the small ones. We have them arranged large, medium, large, medium, large, in an area in front of the house and planted with bulb type flowers, then in the spring or summer usually mix in some other flowers when the bulb flower die back. I don’t tend to keep plants in the home, except when I start some inside to transplant outside in the spring.