Outdoor Potting Bench and Console Table

This post is sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart. All opinions are my own.

An outdoor console table that can double as an outdoor potting bench? Sign me up! I recently came across this Better Homes & Gardens table that I can use to pot flowers and succulents. And the table can function as an extra table for outdoor gatherings– think food and drink station.

Outdoor Potting Bench

With it being springtime, I currently have the table set up as a potting bench. I’m using the top shelf to do my planting.

potting bench with small white planters, gardening gloves, and two flower pots on top

For end-of-the-year teacher gifts, I like to give small planters of hens and chicks (along with gift cards). I try to get them planted a month or so before the end of the school year so the hens and chicks have time to root and fill out a little. This year I’m using these small, white ceramic pots.

hens and chicks planted in small white planter on top of potting bench

The middle shelf of the potting bench is where I’ve been storing plants. I have a tray of hens and chicks and two trays of flowers I’m using in the planters on our front porch.

plants in trays

The table comes with two baskets on the bottom shelf which is really handy. I’m using one basket to store all of my utensils. The other basket contains my potting mix storage bin. I use this potting mix in smaller planters. When I’m not using the potting mix, I put the lid on so it stays dry. It works out perfectly!

storing potting soil in potting bench basket

I love how the table fits perfectly in this little area of our deck. The view while planting is pretty nice.

outdoor console table / potting bench with plants on the shelves

Spring Planters

I created this spring planter using a Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart Containers Made Easy container in the center. The container has pansies, which I surrounded with Lobelia. My plan is to remove the center flowers and greenery when it gets warmer. I’ll replace them with flowers that are more suited for summer temperatures. The Lobelia will do great in summer and start trailing out of the planter.

spring planter

Spring Front Porch

I put together two identical white planters to flank the front door. These black and glass outdoor lanterns caught my eye because I love some outdoor accent lighting. So I grabbed four in two different sizes to set on the front porch steps.

front porch stairs with black lanterns and white planters

The lanterns come with battery-operated candles that have timers so you can set it and forget it.

two black lanterns and a white planter with purple and white flowers

Tabletop Torches

I also added these tabletop torches to our deck dining table. They provide ambient lighting for the table and deter bugs because I filled them with citronella oil. The black inserts can be removed and the lid unscrews so the vessel can be filled with oil.

hens and chicks in terra cotta pots and two table top torches on an outdoor table

This post is sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Great ideas! Thanks! And everything looks so beautiful!

  2. Ohhhh, I love that table/potting bench!

  3. I love it all!! That table is beautiful!! I need those white pots on your front porch!!

  4. Your outdoor spaces are always so beautiful!

  5. I love the baskets on the potting bench! That’s so handy!

    1. Great spring inspiration. I always love seeing your outdoor spaces and the potting bench is beautiful.

  6. Love it! I need that potting bench in my life!!

  7. I love everything and plan to copy it all! My mom always said copying is the highest form of flattery!

  8. I 💖 the planters and the table too torches! And as usual your front porch looks lovely.

  9. I always love your potting arrangements. Beautiful!

  10. This would be great for my Mom on her deck.

  11. Love the pots and planters and now I think I need a potting bench (note: I definitely do NOT need a potting bench since I do little to no potting of plants)!!

  12. Those lanterns would look so cute on the porch of the house we’re moving to in June!!!

  13. Stephanie says:

    Wow! Storing the potting mix in the totes is so smart! And I love that they hide so nicely in the baskets 🙌🏼

  14. That bench is so smart! Love that it comes with baskets.

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