This week, I did a front porch refresh. Now that the frost warnings are gone, I filled my planters with beautiful annuals.
A little porch refresh can give a big impact to curbside appearance. This project cost me approximately $30 for the flowers and potting soil mix.
I made a trip to our local nursery and purchased the following annual followers:
- Two Pink Geraniums;
- Two Diamond Snow;
- A four pack of White Begonias (used two of them here);
- Two Dichondra (Oreja de Raton) Silver Falls;
- A four pack of Wee Willie Mix Dianthus; and
- Potting Soil Mix.
It’s always good to purchase some good potting soil mix. One that actually has soil and nutrients in it for the plants.
First, I have gravel in the bottom on my urns. It helps with drainage. I forgot to take a photo of it before dumping the soil in.
You can see from this photo, I fill my urn up to about a 1/2 inch from the top. I will add more soil after the flowers are added.
Next, I added my anchor flower. This plant will be the biggest so I set the pink Geranium towards the back of the urn.
I always love to add a plant to will grow and cascade from the urn. It will give the urn such a beautiful full look and adds visual interest. This plant is called Silver Falls (Dichondra Oreja de Raton).
I should mention that before adding any plants to a container or in the ground, always break up the roots. It will help the plant to take hold and grow.
You can see how I broke up the roots here. Many times the plant becomes root bound in the greenhouse containers. By loosing up the roots, it helps the plant to grow.
Here I am adding to the container Diamond Snow. I love the texture of this plant with the tiny long white flowers.
Finally, I added the White Begonia in the center and two of the Wee Willie Mix Dianthus.
Soft colors and lots of textures with these flowers.
Just love the subtle pops of pink.
I ordered another of the Faux Natural Fiber Pom Pom Indoor/Outdoor Pillow. I had one on the bench. Unfortunately, my bench was broken during a wind storm two weeks ago. So I moved the pillows to the rockers.
I added a plant to my rabbit planter and the refresh was complete.
I love how this easy refresh to the porch turned out.
Here is another close up of the urn.
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