You can instantly create curb appeal in the summer months by planting pots with pops of color now.
It's best to get plants started now to really get a jump on growing before the heat of the summer.
Curb appeal need not cost a fortune. I already owned the pots that had been on the back patio. To shake things up a bit, I moved them to the front. Later this week, I'll be sharing how I painted these pots for a fresh look. They are very old and the original finish had seen better days. It's just another way to use what you have and save money.
My journey started with a trip to my local Lowes to plan what would go in my pots. I had already decided which pots I would use before I went. That way I had an idea what I needed to look for.
Today you are just getting a little peek of the porch. I am getting ready to buy some outdoor wicker for the porch, and I can't wait. I'll be sharing more very soon! I usually have the ferns on that top step. My faux topiaries that are on either side of the door have really got age on them. They've seen better days. I like the ferns by the door. This is the first time that I've actually put color on that top step, and I love the change.
I spy a cutie in the bottom right of the door!
I bought the ferns several weeks ago. Love them by the door.
While I have 2 pots on either side, they are not all matching, but similar in size. The 2 blue/green pots are identical. These are the 2 that I also planted alike.
Blue/Green Pots: All plants are Monrovia in these 4 pots.
- Callipoe Geranium – plant in back for height
- White Star Caladium – plant in back for height
- Sidekick Sweet Potato Vine – plant in front to fill and trail
- Silver Star Helichrysum – plant in the front to fill and trail
Planting pots with plants that will trail down the front and sides adds such drama!
I still need to plant the existing pots with the boxwood.
The large pot in the back is planted with the following Monrovia plants:
- Dahlinova Hypnotica Dahlia – in the back for height
- Silver Star Helichrysum – trailing on left side
- Goldilocks Creeping Jenny – training in center
- Sidekick Sweet Potato Vine – trailing on the right side
Dark pot in the back with Monrovia plants:
- Pinball Purple Gomphrena – height in back
- Bandana Lantana – height in back
- Sidekick Star helichrysum – trailing in front
I can't wait to see them in a few weeks. They should really be filling the pot nicely by then.
Did you know that Monrovia has a blog? It has such great ideas and inspiration for your planting projects.
Visit Monrovia online for garden centers near you that carry their plants. I am truly a repeat customer. Their plants are always healthy and vigorous growers. What projects do you have planned for outdoor living? Share below in the comments.
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