Last fall I blogged about the plants that I put in the large pots on our front “stoop.” (I love calling it that.) I explained then that during a session at our July blogging conference, we learned that planters should have a tall, a thick, and a trailing plant to make it more visually interesting.
At the time I planted a fall look with the evergreens and mums. My intention was to just replace the flowers seasonally and keep the shrubs. The plan is working.
I gave it a a spring look in March by planting pansies.
I think the summer look is the best yet. I added wave petunias in two colors and a furry green annual. Sorry, but I don’t know what it’s called. It is lush and full, and it’s only June. I can’t imagine how over the top, literally, the plants will be by August.
There are all kinds of textures going on, and I love that.
Here it is from our sidewalk. (Sorry about the yuck on the bench. It is on my list to paint. Yikes!!!)
So, the lesson I took away from that class is that by using shrubs that are tall and trailing, seasonal flowers can be the thick. In this case, they are also going to be trailing. Oh, in case you are wondering what I did in the winter, I replaced my mums, after they had died, with lanterns. It was adorable.
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