Spring Front-Porch Plants

April 23, 2019 12:00 am

Flowers hanging in a basket on the front porchLiven up your front porch by accenting with colorful container gardens and hanging baskets. When creating potted plants, use a mixture of colors as well as heights and textures. Here are some perfect plants for springtime pots:

Golden Creeping Jenny – This green and yellow leafy plant is perfect for growing over the edge of a pot. Golden creeping Jenny thrives in partial sun and loves moisture. Make sure this plant receives plenty of water if kept in full sun.

Geraniums – Great for adding height and a pop of color to any hanging basket, geraniums are a popular pick for warm, sunny spots. Add some ivy around the bottom for a beautiful pot or hanging basket.

Pansies and Violas – If you live in a cooler region of the country, pansies and violas are an excellent choice for spring plants. While these flowers will begin to wilt when the weather becomes hot and humid, they thrive in cooler climates. Plant pansies and violas in a low, wide bowl or use them as fillers in a container garden with taller plants.

Succulents – If you live in a warm, dry climate, succulents could be the plants for you! A big problem with many hanging baskets is keeping the base moist enough for the plants to survive. Succulents thrive in warm, dry air and require very little moisture, making them an excellent choice.

It is important to remember not to plant spring containers until nighttime temperatures are consistently above freezing. If a light frost is in the forecast, cover plants with an old sheet or blanket to protect them or move them indoors.

Here are some plants that are ideal for spring weather.

Watch the video below for a tutorial on planting a container garden:

Adding curb appeal helps when you are ready to list your home. If a move is on your agenda this spring, let’s take a look at your overall financial goals to determine the best loan option. I look forward to talking with you!