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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Front Porch Color

     Today I finally got out and filled in my pots. Remember the ones I monogrammed a week or so ago? They were cute in and of themselves but definitely in need of some color. I'm not sure that we are past the threat of frost yet but these pots are on a covered porch so I think they will be OK.


     I'm a big fan of geraniums, not because of their smell but because they are hardy. So, if I forget to water them........{I'm sure that will never happen!}, they come back pretty good with some better attention. They also flower all summer which is nice too.


     Adding a few trailing vines helps to soften the edges of your planters and adds more color and texture. Here I used a two tone vining leaf and another brighter green trailer. {Sorry, I don't know my flowers, I just know what looks good together!}   To add more interest don't be afraid to mix in a few other varieties of flowers in different colors. Its hard to tell by the pictures but I added a few pink and purple petunias as well.





      Once the threat of frost is over I will tackle the window box. For now its nice to have a bit of color out front!




                                            I'm sharing this here:

 It's Overflowing
Tater tots and jello

6 comments:

  1. Well, I love your monogrammed pots with the geraniums, but I'm also lovin' your little red chair with the pillow. Also, cute front porch light! Visiting from the Shabby Creek Cottage.

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  2. Do you have any information on the screen door? Is it a custom item, or did you pick it up from a store? I just LOVE it!

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    1. YES! This is just a standard door that we bought a few years ago from Home Depot. It was less than a hundred dollars and easy to install.

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  3. You are so creative! I love your front porch...Perfect! Featuring you tomorrow!

    XO, Aimee

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  4. Very welcoming front entrance! Nicely done.

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