Looking forward to getting your patio or porch ready for Spring & Summer? Now is the perfect time to start planning and gathering plants! With the simple tips below, your porch or patio will be the talk of the neighborhood!
Tip #1: Start with a centerpiece. What do you want your neighbors and friends to focus on? Pick something that is taller and adds interest, and then put it in a gorgeous pot for added décor! For shady spots, we recommend a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree/Standard Form. Just be sure not to set these outside until the low is above 65 degrees! For sunny spots, we recommend a Hydrangea Tree. Browse our selection of Burley pots to add a pop of color that matches your area!
Tip #2: Add greenery. Plants that boast foliage are perfect for adding privacy, building on your theme, and making your space more inviting. For a more tropical feel, we recommend Cat Palms. These big palms will make you feel like you're on a island! If you're looking for something else, we recommend Schefflera plants. These Umbrella Plants will add texture and interest without making your space feel too tropical.
Tip #3: Add flowering plants to bring color. Flowering plants will give pops of color to your space all Spring and Summer long. If you like the tropical feel, Hibiscus is a great choice. These giant blooms will bring bright colors that will liven any space. Other options include Sweet William Dianthus, Lantana, and Geraniums for sunny spots!
Tip #4: Add hanging baskets for height. Hanging baskets are always a great option! Boston and Macho ferns are great choices for shady spots, while Wondering Sun Jews or Fuchsia are more suited for sunny locations. All of these options will also add a little more privacy.
Following these tips will help you have the best patio or porch area this Spring and Summer. The best part? During the Winter months, be sure to bring any annuals or house plants inside and they can be reused again next year! Be sure to stop by the Nursery to pick out all of your plants for your patio this year!