Well, this is more spring and summer (if I can remember to stay on top of watering and the plants don't die).
If you recall, last year I put out a few potted plants on the front porch. I went cheap and got 2 plastic pots from Home Depot, drilled holes and put a bright pink geranium in each one. They were bright & colorful, but too small to be the star of the show on the porch.
This year, I needed to go a bit bigger. I had spotted these pots at Ikea:
And I truly fell in love with that blue color. Last year's pots were yellow and I really love a blue & yellow color combo, so I picked up 2 of these bad-boys. They were pretty big without being ENORMOUS. And at $15/each the price was right.
Planting up the big pots was pretty simple. I drilled a few holes in the bottom of each pot to allow for drainage of excess water. Then I put a brick in each one (to prevent tip-over). A bit of potting soil and then a few flowering and green plants and it was done!
Here's how they looked:
I made matching planters for each side of the porch. Here's the look from the yard:
I'm starting another bigger curb appeal project, so I'm holding off on any from-the-sidewalk photos until that's more done.
What kinds of outdoor spring spruce-ups do you have going on??