I love, love, love summer.
The garden is usually in full production, and blossoms are all over the place. Pretty flowers, bushes and trees are so gorgeous this time of year. The color diversity in summertime would need a poet to be able to describe it accurately.
You can also create a beautiful summer blossoming display for your porch, yard, or patio! Add instant curb appeal, as well as helping bees! Here’s how I did it.
Determine where you are going to put the display.
Will you need plants that can handle full sun, partial sun, or full shade? My porch gets partial sun, since it’s facing east. The plants get full sun in the morning, and by late afternoon, are in full shade.
So, I naturally chose some plants that required full to partial sun. Finding the plants was easy as well, since Monrovia plants are available at Lowe’s and other garden centers all across the country.
Mix and match colors and heights.
I love playing with colors, especially with plants. Mixing different colors of blossoms together makes for an eye appealing display. I love how Monrovia has such a wide variety of plants to choose from.
As a matter of fact, I spent over an hour looking at all the plants over and over again to decide. It was just so hard to decide! I really wanted to make sure to make our porch “pretty” to help detract from all the chickens, construction and “ugly” things going on in our lives right now.
You know, the bathroom remodel, the meat chickens, turkeys and such. We don’t feel we need to hide our lives from our neighbors, but we like to give them something prettier to look at. And to be fully honest here, *I* like something pretty to look at.
Water the plants in the garden center containers first. This helps to keep the roots moist while transplanting. I like to put the lower plants in the front, the medium sized to one size, and the tallest plants toward the back. To me, this creates such a pretty display.
Fill the container you are planting in 3/4 with dirt, and create a hole to place the plants in.
Carefully remove the plants from their current containers and gently place in the hole. Finish with all the plants and cover with a bit more potting soil. Water the plants one more time and enjoy your display!
Heather’s homesteading journey started in 2006, with baby steps: first, she got a few raised beds, some chickens, and rabbits. Over the years, she amassed a wealth of homesteading knowledge, knowledge that you can find in the articles of this blog.