Monday, May 04, 2015

Ideas on How to decorate with Potted Plants

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


goralica said...

Monika you are the BEST !!!!!

Maria said...

Olá, bom dia. Eu estou fazendo uma campanha para arrecadar fundos para voltar para minha terra. Porque estou com problema de saúde e gostaria de ficar perto da minha família. Desde já agradeço! muito obrigada... E se você puder colaborar clique no link abaixo:

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