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Pops of Color Create Curb Appeal

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If you've followed my blog for a while, it's no surprise that I adore outdoor living. We picked our house plan for just that. While the back porch is screened, the front is open. A couple of weekends ago, we worked hard to pressure wash and get it ready for prom photos. Unfortunately, I didn't find the time to add pops of color to the front.

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.

Adding pop of color to the front porch with plants from Monrovia. Great ideas for updating old pots and planting pots. #monrovia #ad

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. 

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I spy a cutie in the bottom right of the door!

Adding pop of color to the front porch with plants from Monrovia. Great ideas for updating old pots and planting pots. #monrovia #ad

I bought the ferns several weeks ago. Love them by the door. 

Adding pop of color to the front porch with plants from Monrovia. Great ideas for updating old pots and planting pots. #monrovia #ad

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

Adding pop of color to the front porch with plants from Monrovia. Great ideas for updating old pots and planting pots. #monrovia #ad

Planting pots with plants that will trail down the front and sides adds such drama!

Adding pop of color to the front porch with plants from Monrovia. Great ideas for updating old pots and planting pots. #monrovia #ad

I still need to plant the existing pots with the boxwood. 

Adding pop of color to the front porch with plants from Monrovia. Great ideas for updating old pots and planting pots. #monrovia #ad

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

Adding pop of color to the front porch with plants from Monrovia. Great ideas for updating old pots and planting pots. #monrovia #ad

 

Adding pop of color to the front porch with plants from Monrovia. Great ideas for updating old pots and planting pots. #monrovia #ad

 

Adding pop of color to the front porch with plants from Monrovia. Great ideas for updating old pots and planting pots. #monrovia #ad

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

Adding pop of color to the front porch with plants from Monrovia. Great ideas for updating old pots and planting pots. #monrovia #ad

I can't wait to see them in a few weeks. They should really be filling the pot nicely by then.

Adding pop of color to the front porch with plants from Monrovia. Great ideas for updating old pots and planting pots. #monrovia #ad

Did you know that Monrovia has a blog? It has such great ideas and inspiration for your planting projects.

Adding pop of color to the front porch with plants from Monrovia. Great ideas for updating old pots and planting pots. #monrovia #ad

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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Adding pop of color to the front porch with plants from Monrovia. Great ideas for updating old pots and planting pots. #monrovia #ad

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7 Comments

  1. Hello Christy, I love your front yard decoration. This is looking beautiful. You have such a great front yard. You have maintained it very well. I just loved your thought. Thanks and keep posting with us.

  2. First I have to say I love your brown brick steps and walkway. Wow. Looks so pretty with the dark pink and green. Thanks for letting us know the names of the plants. Your info is appreciated.

    1. Thank so much! I am loving the pop of color and so glad I moved the pots to the front of the house!Happy planting!

    1. Thanks so much, Marty! I’m getting new furniture for the porch just in time for the tour. So excited!

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