Zebra Hollyhocks are perennials that bloom all summer long. They are easy to grow, self seed, are drought tolerant, and attract butterflies. They grow in sun to part shade and get 2-4' tall. Great for perennial beds, cottage gardens, borders, and rock gardens. Zones 4-8
Potted Mosquito Repellant ~ The main anti-mosquito part of the planter is Scented Geranium, because they smell just like a Citronella candle. Also in the planter are garlic chives, spicy oregano, regular geraniums (just for pretty) & catnip.
DIY Planter Patio Umbrella Stand Maybe you already have a nice patio table and need additional seating or perhaps you have a balcony too small for a table. If either of these are the case, consider turning a planter into an umbrella stand; you'll have a handy base for your patio umbrella and grow decorative plants or perhaps a mini-herb garden.