Hello, and happy Thursday! I’m excited to share my very first outdoor post of the year. I was a little hesitant to plant my outdoor planters so early in the season – especially the ferns and hydrangeas – as the temperatures are still dropping in the evenings, but we haven’t had any frost warnings so I think they might be ok.
I’m happy to join my friend Shauna once again for the Outdoor Extravaganza. This is the third year participating and I love that this series challenges me to tackle some projects outside. I’m not much of a gardener but as I get older, I keep dreaming of beautiful gardens.
Here are some from previous years…
Oh, hi sweetheart!
My husband bought the tall wicker planters a couple of years ago from Costco, but here is my affiliate link to some from amazon.
I’ve always wanted to have blue hydrangeas in my planters but felt they were too short for that space so I have resorted to either palm trees or taller topiaries. I placed some birch logs in the center to give the planter a little more height and while I still think they are a little too short, I love how they look against the fern and the contrast of the potato ivy.
I also planted some pretty pansies to coordinate…
I first planted the fern, followed by the hydrangeas, the potato ivy and lastly, I inserted two birch logs for a little height.
I’m hoping that as the weather improves, they will get nice and full. Which reminds me…would you mind sharing any tips for healthy planters with a novice like me?
Funny story about Brody: he LOVES going to the nursery with me. I’m not sure what it is about that place that he loves, but each time I pull into the parking lot, he starts whining and can’t wait to get out of the car and go in. It makes me laugh.
And of course, my faithful companion by my side no matter what I’m doing. Dogs are such joy.
Well, that’s it for now. I’m working on a little refreshing of our front door as well and will share with you next week. In the meantime, please check out the rest of the beautiful outdoor projects below.
Thank you so much for stopping by…xo
How to Give a Basic Clay Pot a Beautiful Copper Patina Finish by The Happy Housie
Faux Succulent Bird Cage Planter by Making it in the Mountains
Tomato Sauce Garden Gift Basket by Satori Design for Living
Paint Dipped Succulent Log Planter by The DIY Mommy
Front Porch Planters by Craftberry Bush
Spring Patio Flowers by Elliven Studio
The Best Tip for Filling Large Planters by So Much Better with Age