It seems that freezing temperatures are a thing of the past in our area so it's time to plant those pots and decorate the deck! I would like to share my tips for interesting combinations of annuals that I use to decorate our back porch...
I love combining all kinds of plants for their shape and color, and I also like adding little knick knacks to the whole set up.
I add various grasses to the pots as well. Different sizes and colors of petunias add all kinds of fun to the pot!
Here you can see more knick knacks - a wind chime is a must on my porch ;-)
Moving along my porch... I have some small pots on the ground. I like to combine different pots as well to keep the flow interesting. There is also a handy watering can that the kids use to water our plants. You can see my hardy fern peaking into the picture. I have ha sit for years now, storing it inside over the winter.
A close up of my variety...
Marigolds are so easy to grow from seed! I have two pots of these every year on the same spot and I add some to my other pots for variety.
This petunia pot was my Mother's day present! You can see the marigolds peaking in the background.
Here is a little table decoration that I end up moving around for change of set up.
To summarize the tricks I like to use:
- Crowd the pots with as many plants as you can fit
- Add variety of ornamental grasses
- Use different kinds of plants
- Use different colors
- Use different shapes and sizes
- Mix up the pots a bit
- Add some knick knacks to your display
- Hang up pots or place them on the table or the ground