Modern Planters

DeepStream supplies modern, high-quality outdoor planters in any material, size and shape you are looking for.

Modern Planters in slate grey no-maintenance recycled plastic lumber and anodized aluminum control access to a modern clubhouse outdoor lounge with long white curtains pulled back around a ceiling shade grid open to the bright blue sky.
Modern Planters by DeepStream crafted in wood, aluminum, and plastic are all custom, so tall, square, rectangular, or long like these sleek modern wood planters, are created to meet your specific needs without custom fees, design fees, or extended wait times. Unlike fragile fiberglass planters, these high-quality modern outdoor planters, constructed with no-maintenance recycled plastic lumber with a hidden structural aluminum frame, will last for decades and are backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty, not the 2–3-year warranty you get with a fiberglass planter. Separate waterproof liners are raised off the deck for easy cleaning, preventing health code violations, and hide labor-saving drip irrigation systems and wiring for lights.

Modern Planters: high-quality wood, fiberglass, plastic, aluminum, concrete, commercial, residential, round, square, tall, short, long, indoor, outdoor – DeepStream provides them all.

A single, very large, beautifully landscaped Modern Planter in polished concrete placed on a granite pedestal positioned centered in front of large double wood and glass paned entrance doors creates a dramatic modern entrance to a classic granite building.
A timeless Modern Planter with a sophisticated form cast in polished concrete creates a dramatic entrance to any building.
Modern Planters: tall and short, square and rectangular food safe plastic Planters on Wheels are shown in a tropical Miami roof deck setting.
Modern Planters with a recessed aluminum base for mounting casters make these practical Modern Planters with Wheels hard to tell from stationary planters. Move them from shade to sun, roll them indoor for parties or at night. Perfect for creating a flexible seating plan at an outdoor restaurant or event space.
Modern Planters, tall and short, square, and rectangular food safe plastic Planters on Wheels are shown in a tropical Miami roof deck setting. One planter has been placed on its side to show the aluminum mounting plate for hidden caster wheels.
Modern Planters constructed of UV-stabilized HDPE food-safe plastic are converted into Planters on Wheels with a recessed aluminum base that is custom designed at any height to allow your planters to roll over door sills or other obstacles, while remaining unobtrusive.

DeepStream is an American custom manufacturer selling direct to you.  Our craftsmen can help you turn your ideas for Modern Planters into reality, efficiently and on a compressed timeline.  Cost-effective, lightweight square and rectangular stand-alone modern planter sections up to 72″, and lightweight multi-section modern planters of unlimited length.

A Modern Planter handcrafted of Cumaru wood in a residential setting between a cool blue tropical pool and a hammock hanging in a lush green shaded garden under palm trees.
Self-contained Modern Planters in your choice of tropical hardwood or no-maintenance 100% recycled plastic lumber by American craftsmen. A hidden structural aluminum frame supports a waterproof planter liner, making them perfect to landscape residential or commercial settings. Our Modern Planters will last for decades, adding a modern look while providing a much better growing environment than pots or fiberglass planters, and they are backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty. The raised wood planter box option makes cleaning underneath easy.

As a custom manufacturer of high-quality modern outdoor planters with drainage, we ensure that all the planters we sell have proper drainage, which is as important as water for your plants.

A series of Modern Planters create a modern tropical Miami sidewalk cafe with bright orange chairs under palm trees and bright yellow bistro umbrellas.
Modern Planters with planter liners make a pop-up sidewalk cafe with a modern upscale Miami tropical vibe quick and easy.
Architect specified Modern Planters for Trees create a high-end, seaside club house and pool project. The architects chose modern square and rectangular planters landscaped with bushes and trees to create a protective live parapet wall between multi-level dining, seating, and sunning terraces.
Architects often specify DeepStream’s Modern Planters for Trees and modern modular planters to create cooling natural live parapet walls for protection between levels both at grade and on a roof deck. The modern planters shown here are constructed with ecologically friendly 100% recycled plastic lumber, which saves labor, as it requires no maintenance and may be pressure cleaned.
Modern Planters for Trees custom crafted from 5086 alloy marine grade 3/16-inch-thick aluminum shown planted with a sea grape tree on a tropical roof terrace next to a Modern Planter for Trees constructed of recycled plastic lumber planted with podocarpus. Sea Grapes can grow to 12 feet or more in containers.
Modern Planters for Trees, custom handcrafted from stiff marine alloy aluminum sheet, have internal side wall gussets for added structure on large planters, or angles welded across the middle of the plates for large trees or trees with aggressive roots. 5086 Aluminum is used in oceangoing vessels and will not crack or split, which is important, as sea grape trees in containers can grow to 12 feet or more.
Four extra-large Modern Planters for Trees in front of a contemporary office building with two people having a conversation.
These Modern Planters for Trees are custom handcrafted with Ipe wood. A decidedly modern planter using DeepStream’s proprietary anodized aluminum legs, these square wood planter boxes use a structural aluminum frame to support a separate planter liner. Backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty, there is no paint or powder coating to fail, so these modern planters provide you and the environment the lowest cost of ownership over time.
Several large, long, rectangular bronze-colored Modern Planters landscaped with dark green tall grass line the walkway between commercial buildings.
Modern Planters with practical long rectangular shapes in fiberglass or plastic are one of the most used modern planter forms, especially in commercial applications such as restaurants, or to line sidewalks or plazas in streetscapes. Simple, clean, modern lines are equally at home on a sidewalk or hanging from the side of a building or parking garage.

DeepStreams’s Audubon Planters

With many manufacturing methods and materials to choose from, DeepStream can create Modern Audubon Planters from an unlimited pallet of panel designs to meet your every need using the unique Audubon Structural Architectural Aluminum Frame System.

A studio photo of a Modern Planter using 3form Eco-resin Bear Grass panels with DeepStream's Audubon aluminum frame system that accepts any material with slide-in ease. 3form makes many innovative modern panel materials for both indoor and outdoor use.
A truly Modern Planter using 3form Eco-resin Bear Grass panels with DeepStream’s Audubon anodized aluminum frame system, which accepts any material with slide-in ease. 3form makes many innovative modern panel materials for both indoor and outdoor use.
A Modern Planter handmade from Cumaru wood to custom specifications by American craftsmen, shown unplanted with a waterproof planter liner inside that is supported by a hidden structural aluminum frame. Behind the Modern  Wood Planter is a larger Modern Planter handcrafted from natural slate with a trellis frame covered in a green vine with bright red flowers that acts as a privacy screen blocking the view of air conditioning equipment behind it on a tropical roof deck.
A Modern Planter handmade from Cumaru wood to custom specifications by American craftsmen, shown unplanted with a waterproof planter liner inside that is supported by a hidden structural aluminum frame. Behind the Modern Wood Planter is a larger Modern Planter handcrafted from natural slate with a trellis frame that acts as a privacy screen blocking the view of air conditioning equipment behind it. These modern planters will never rot, and have a Lifetime Structural Warranty.

A Modern Planter, without its separate planter liner, created using natural copper panels held by DeepStream's Audubon aluminum frame system, which accepts any material with slide-in ease. Copper is perfect for indoor and outdoor use. The copper color is a natural finish, and the green verdigris finish often associated with aged copper is the result of chemicals applied in our workshop. Given modern air quality, copper will age to a brown finish.
A studio photo of a Modern Planter without its separate planter liner, created with natural copper panels held by DeepStream’s Audubon aluminum frame system, which accepts any material with slide-in ease. Copper is perfect for indoor and outdoor use. This photo shows both the natural copper color and the green verdigris finish often associated with aged copper. Given modern air quality, these days natural copper will age to a brown finish, while the green finish is the result of chemicals applied in our workshop.
A modern Planter doesn’t mean it has to be stark, white, or black. This Modern Wood Planter has a trellis covered with a dark green vine dripping with white flowers. DeepStream’s modern planters have planter liners that support proper drainage and drip irrigation so that landscaping is successful and not labor intensive.
This Modern Planter has a stainless steel mesh trellis covered with a healthy dark green vine dripping with white flowers because DeepStream’s modern planters have planter liners that support proper drainage and drip irrigation so that landscaping is successful, not labor intensive. The wood planter box is available in a range of sizes and finishes, and will never rot.
A Modern Planter with a stainless steel trellis on a roof deck is covered with a healthy dark green vine and “Bleeding Hearts” flowers making it a practical screen wall for privacy and hiding equipment. Crafted with natural slate panels held by DeepStream’s proprietary Audubon anodized aluminum frame that supports an internal planter liner which provides proper irrigation while hiding drip irrigation lines, these modern planters provide ideal growing conditions.
A Modern Planter with a stainless steel trellis covered with a healthy dark green vine and “Bleeding Hearts” flowers, making it a practical screen wall for privacy and hiding equipment. Crafted with natural slate panels held by DeepStream’s proprietary Audubon anodized aluminum frame that supports an internal planter liner which provides proper drainage, these modern planters provide ideal growing conditions.
Three Modern Planters landscaped with feathery palms inside planter liners. Two modern planters crafted with dark natural slate flank a modern planter with copper panels on a the tropical roof deck of a Miami penthouse. DeepStream’s Audubon anodized aluminum extrusions hold panels of any material, thick or thin.
DeepStream’s Audubon anodized aluminum extrusions hold panels of any material, thick or thin. DeepStream’s Modern Planters, shown above crafted from slate and copper, allow landscaping to thrive inside our Landscape Architect-grade planter liners designed for advanced drainage. The liner inside the outer planter box hides drip irrigation lines and advanced drainage options, and the resulting air gap prevents solar gain so that the root ball never gets warmer than the air temperature. Single-wall planters and pots steam the root ball, no matter how much water you give them.
Woman on a tropical penthouse roof deck measuring the temperature of a planter heated by the sun.
On a clear 80-degree day the temperature of the outside skin of a planter or pot can reach 124-degrees, steaming the root ball inside unless there is a thermal air gap between the planter box and liner break, as found on DeepStream’s planter design.

Close up of the thermal measurement gun showing 124-degree temperature on a planter box heated by the sun.
Measuring the 124-degree solar thermal gain on a planter box on a sunny 80-degree day. DeepStream’s liner-inside-a-box provides a thermal gap, so the root ball stays at air temperature. Landscaping thrives In DeepStream’s Modern Planters.
Modern Planters for Trees use special construction techniques to support tree growth over time. This olive tree on top of a modern office roof deck, complete with California modern couch and chairs, can grow to 12 feet and weigh over a ton. DeepStream’s modern planters have a structural aluminum frames engineered to last for decades and encompass rugged rotomolded planter liners with advanced drainage systems.
Modern Planters for Trees use special construction techniques to support tree growth over time. This olive tree on top of a modern office roof deck can grow to 12 feet and weigh over a ton. DeepStream’s modern planters have a structural aluminum frame engineered to last for decades, backed by a Lifetime Structural Warranty, and encompass rugged rotomolded planter liners with advanced drainage systems.
Modern Planters become practical fixtures for modern restaurants needing to maintain a flexible floor plan by adding casters to create Planters on Wheels. Here these tall modern planters with planter liners separate tables under orange umbrellas along a restaurant's outdoor balcony seating area, overlooking a shopping center surface parking lot.
Using living walls to separate tables creates a private dining space, softening urban environments, allowing nature to exert her subtle ability to attract customers. DeepStream can also build Modern Planters with caster wheels, which makes them practical fixtures for restaurants needing to maintain a flexible floor plan. This ability is not an afterthought; it is just one option engineered into the structural aluminum frame of our Modern Planters.
Tall rectangular Modern Planters from aluminum with slate grey powder coating or from solid color core plastic accent the clean, crisp, modern architecture and windows of a gray brick building with natural wood-clad overhangs and dramatic downlighting at night.
Modern Planters are available in heights from 16″ to 32″ and 10″ to 40″ wide and 32″ to 46″ long with custom sizes available. Crafted from solid color core HDPE UV-stabilized marine Plastic or formed for rigidity and strength from thinner gauge aluminum – either way they are an economical option for square and rectangular Modern Planters
Six tall copper-colored tapered Modern Planters flank the entrance walkway under a pergola to an elevator, making for a dramatic entrance.
Tall tapered Modern Planters in a copper color create a dramatic entrance. Fiberglass is a relatively inexpensive way to create these complex shapes, adding an inspired modern look to your residential or commercial Landscaping project.
Two Modern Planters in a modern copper-colored creative angular form add visual interest on the patio of a professionally landscaped town house patio.
Modern Planters in a modern copper-colored creative, angular form, executed in FRP concrete or fiberglass, are sure to add visual interest to your modern landscaping project.
These Modern Planters are a 21st century take on a traditional water-jar shape executed in a contemporary polished gray finish creating a modern Mediterranean vibe on an up-market California Italianate shopping street.
Modern Planters representing a 21st century take on a traditional water-jar shape executed in a contemporary polished gray finish fiberglass or GFRC concrete create a modern Mediterranean vibe for landscaping commercial and residential spaces.
High-quality Modern Outdoor Planters, crafted from maintenance-free recycled plastic lumber, including Large Modern Planters for Trees, are landscaped to create a protective live parapet wall on stepped terraces between pool, sun beds, and club house decks.
High-quality Modern Outdoor Planters, including Large Modern Planters for Trees, crafted with maintenance-free, environmentally friendly, money-saving, UV-Stabilized 100% recycled HDPE food safe plastic lumber with a 50-year warranty by its manufacturer, provide labor-saving, protective parapet walls between terraces.
A large Modern Planter anchors a wood privacy screen wall thar acts as trellis and Living Wall on a roof deck. Covered with bright red flowers making it a beautiful screen wall for privacy and hiding equipment. Crafted with natural Jatoba wood panels held by DeepStream’s proprietary anodized aluminum frame that supports an internal planter liner providing proper irrigation while hiding drip irrigation lines, these modern planters provide ideal growing conditions.
A large Modern Planter anchors a wood screen wall for privacy and hiding equipment without requiring penetrations of the roof membrane. Crafted with natural Jatoba wood panels held by DeepStream’s proprietary anodized aluminum frame that supports an internal planter liner providing proper drainage, these modern planters provide ideal growing conditions.

If you have questions, need more information, or would like to discuss your project, please call Sheila at (305) 857-0466 or email her at dsdmiami@gmail.com.  Sheila has decades of experience to call on as a developer, general contractor, and property manager, with thousands of planter installations and remediation project experiences to help you with budget-saving ideas.  

DeepStream Plastic Liners and 3-layer Drain Pads with TREMdrain & Biobarrier complete your Wood Planter

When selecting your outdoor planters, keep in mind that drainage is critical to the health of your plants grown in containers, and it is very difficult to remedy after the fact.

DeepStream pioneered modern drainage practices with side-wall drains and 3-layer drain filter pads. DeepStream places from one to three 3/4″ threaded drainage ports on its 16 proprietary stock plastic planter liners, to which various plugs, hose barbs, and valves may be attached.  Liners are non-structural and are meant to be placed inside planter boxes.

DeepStream Designs rugged 100% recycled Stock Plastic Planter Liners
16 different size and shaped commercial planter liners are displayed on a tropical roof top deck landscaped with green palms trees, bamboo, and podocarpus. A large man is standing on top of one of the garden planter liners to show how strong they are.
DeepStream commercial planter liners with advanced drainage.

Generally, more container-grown plants die from drowning than from lack of water. “Old school” drain holes on the bottom and gravel drainage medium simply do not work and will quickly clog.  DeepStream elevates the drainage hole center approximately 2″ up the sides of your liners to provide a “reservoir” for the tap roots and allow clay “fines” in all planting mediums to settle instead of clogging drain packs.

Detailed photo on a tropical roof terrace showing how easy DeepStream's tapered stock planter liners with advanced drainage make it to replant and recondition roots.
DeepStream’s tapered stock planter liners with advanced drainage make them economical to ship and easy to replant and recondition roots.

Planter liners prevent the soil from contacting the wood, preventing rot, while promoting drainage. The air space the liner creates between itself and the planter box prevents the root-ball from getting warmer than the ambient air. This space also allows you to hide drip irrigation lines and wiring for lights. The tapered shape reduces shipping costs, and makes root conditioning and replanting slide-out-easy.

Custom Planter Liners
A Custom Welded Waterproof Plastic Planter Liner shown on a table in front of bamboo in a tropical roof deck garden
DeepStream welds Waterproof Planter Liners to fit any size planter.
A Custom Welded Modular Planter Liner with hidden drainage and drip irrigation for a large commercial roof deck landscaping installation holding partially planted trees and bushes.
These Custom-Welded Modular Planter Liners for a large commercial roof deck landscaping project are equipped with hidden drainage and drip irrigation.

Depending on your plants, planting mixture, and local weather, you may need to add more drains.  Additional drain holes can be added as required by drilling additional holes in the side walls.

DeepStream’s advanced 3-Layer Drain Pad

Drain pads, when used in conjunction with clean 1-2 mm inorganic drainage material to slow the flow of the water to the drain, could prevent clogged drains for a decade or more. Biobarrier will not stop aggressive root systems like runner bamboo and Clusia.

Waterproof liner and the components of DeepStream's 3-part advanced drainage filter pad.
The basic components of DeepStream’s 3-part advanced drainage filter pad: drain board, filter fabric and Biobarrier.
DeepStream Advanced 3-Part Planter Liner Drain-Pad shown as components and finished pad.
DeepStream’s advanced drainage pads: TremDrain Board improves drainage area and efficiency, filter fabric reduces drain blockage by silt and organic material, Biobarrier helps prevent root blockage.

Direct Link to detailed Stock Planter Liner Page with Sizes and Pricing


Tips for improving Planter Drainage

Drain packs must be used in conjunction with a proper planting medium for container gardening, and inorganic filtering material to slow the drainage water so that any clay “fines” that could coat the geotextile will instead settle to the bottom of the liner below the side-wall drain.

  • When selecting your outdoor planters, keep in mind that drainage is critical to the health of your plants grown in containers, and it is very difficult to remedy after the fact. The design of the planter liner is one of the important components.
  • Generally, more tended plants die from drowning than from lack of water. “Old school” drain holes on the bottom and gravel drainage medium simply do not work and will quickly clog.  DeepStream elevates the drainage hole center approximately 2″ up the sides of your liners to provide a “reservoir” for the tap roots, but more importantly, that space allows clay “fines” present in all most all planting mediums to settle instead of clogging drain packs.
  • DeepStream pioneered modern drainage practices with side-wall drains and 3-layer drain filter packs. DeepStream places from one to three 3/4″ threaded drainage ports on its 16 stock proprietary plastic planter liners, to which various plugs, hose barbs and valves may be attached.  Liners are non-structural and are meant to be placed inside planter boxes.
  • Depending on your plants, planting mixture, and local climate, you may need to add more drains.  Additional drain holes can be added as required by drilling additional holes in the side walls with a hole saw bit. If additional threaded ports are needed we stock two-part watertight bulkhead fittings.
  • Planting mediums for container gardening are as varied as local climates and plant species.  Here in Florida, we can get 6” of rain in a day in the rainy season, so we need a quick draining material and we often add perlite. If you have a dry climate, you may need to add more vermiculite to retain water.  Since Florida also has a dry season where it my not rain for a month or more at a time, we use drip irrigation, as the planting medium we use for the rainy season dries out far too quickly during the dry season.  For more in-depth information on drip irrigation, drainage, and the many aspects of container gardening check the Helpful Resource Links to planterblog.com listed at the bottom of this page.

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