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Brighten up your outdoor entertaining space with a planter filled with bamboo solar lights.
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Start with a beautiful planter and fill it with soil, tall grasses, and other pretty plants. In the photo, above, the planter is filled with spiky Phormium tenax and flowering annuals, including primrose and pansies.
Stake the solar path lights in the soil, positioning them as you like.
To vary the heights of the torches, simply unscrew a section of the torch pole.
Set the planter on your deck or patio, along a pathway, or at the end of your drive.
Load a Tiki Planter with Your Favorite Colors
Here are a few ways to customize your container to get the color and look you want: Create a pristine white display (A) using white pampas grass and white petunias, then edge with white bacopas that spill over the sides. For a cheerful, sunny look (B), surround a single foxglove with Marguerite daisies and yellow calibrachoa. Planting in a shady space? Plant a pot (C) with a few coleus for height, then add colorful begonias and flowing licorice plants.