It is that time of year again when front yards become the talk of the town. It is like a fashion show of flowers for everyone to see! Want to give your neighbor’s something pretty to look at? Here’s how…
1. Double or Nothing!
Use two pots–a 12″ and a 14″–and fill both with soil.
Then, position the smaller container towards the back of the larger container directly on top of the soil.
Stuff ‘n’ shove both containers with your favorite plants. For mine, I used petunias, lantana, and Angelonia.
2. For the Love of Layers!
Place your tall plants (Angelonia) towards the back, your texture plants (lantana) in the middle, and your trailing plants (petunias) towards the front. Add at least 2-4 inches of new soil and then top with mulch.
3. Make it Pop!
Grab your favorite basket and fill it with flowers. If possible, choose a basket that is flat on the back like ours. It makes it much easier to hang. Then line it with a trash bag, making a few holes for drainage. Finally, add a bright burst of blooms to complete the look.
(BONUS TIP: To help create rhythm throughout your yard, paint your pots the same color as your house.)
Your neighbor’s will not be able to take their eyes off of your gorgeous new yard. However, the reward is all yours. There is nothing better than pulling into your driveway at the end of the day and having happy flowers smiling up at you.