I’ve been itching to dig, dig, dig in the dirt but Mother Nature has not been cooperating! It’s been a cold and rainy and dreary here this spring. So I am especially in need of color around StoneGable! A big POP of color! And that’s just what I planted to show off on my front porch! Goodness, after a long winter without much color these Lyrical Silvertone Salvia and Maché Ranunculus are not only popping but bursting with color. The colors are vibrant and what I’m planting in pots now I’ll also be mimicking my gardens later on in the spring!
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Today’s episode #30 of DECORATING TIPS AND TRICKS fits so beautifully into today’s blog post. It’s all about ways to create beautiful outdoor container gardens! Our resident garden expert Kelly has some FABULOUS tips for keeping plantings healthy and I have some fun ideas for containers!
You can listen below…
And make sure you listen to all 30 episodes of DTT and take us on the go with you too. Just find Decorating Tips and Tricks on the podcast app of your phone and listen anywhere!
POP POP POP! Color at its best!!!!
I love the idea of having a THEME every year for the pots on my patio and around my porch! One year it was COCOFFANY… lots of color and a mishmash of plantings. One year the garden theme was A SALUTE TO OUR MILITARY and I planted all red, white and blue flowering plants. When my daughter got married I planted all pink, white and blush colored flowers to match the color of her bouquet! I called that year’s plantings BLUSHING BRIDE. How fun to plan container gardens and garden plants around a special theme.
This year my theme is POP OF COLOR! So I was on the lookout for vibrant blooms that would visually POP! My choice this year were Monrovia’s Lyrical Silverstone Salvia for their tall spiky purple/blue color and Maché Ranunculus for their ruffly, saturated hues.
Paired together they make quite a statement!
I found these pretty flowers at my local Lowe’s but it was pouring so it was a quick trip in and out! I’m planning to go back soon and peruse all the other gorgeous Monrovia plants my local Lowe’s carries! You can also buy Monrovia plants online HERE.
I chose Monrovia because I have a history of loving the quality of their plants! I’ve planted Monrovia plants for years! I trust Monrovia.
The nurturing process of Monrovia plant ensures gorgeous color and longevity! Just look at those beautiful ranunculus blooms!
This year’s POP of color theme not only speaks of the plants but also the containers I’ve chosen to use! I had these pretty blue and white “fishbowl” containers hanging around the basement for years. Thank goodness I didn’t get rid of them. I moving them out onto the porch.
Filling these containers with colorful blooms make the pots come alive too, don’t you think? You can see from the image below they were planted in the pouring rain. I told you it’s been a pretty miserable spring so far. Maybe that’s why I wanted POP OF COLOR to be this year’s garden theme.
I didn’t put the plants directly into the blue and white fishbowl container but planted them in a stock plastic garden container and then slipped that into the blue and white pots to ensure good drainage.
Here are some things you should know about gorgeous ranunculus…
- they make beautiful cut flowers
- they grow best in semi-moist soil
- they are very hardy
- cut back to promote new blooms
To help you become a better gardener and to learn about plants and how to plant them Monrovia has a Grow Beautifully home page. So worth checking out. It’s loaded with beautiful plants, flowers, shrubs, trees and tons of ideas and tips for successful gardening!
The Grow Beautifully page will also help you find and pair plants together for the most gorgeous combinations! Maybe they will even add my salvia/ranunculas combination to their page. What do you think?
As the spring and summer progresses I’ll keep you posted on my Pop Of Color pots! Just for fun, why don’t you try a themed garden this year?
Now for a GIVEAWAY!!!!
One lucky StoneGable reader will win a …
$200.00 VISA GIFT CARD
How awesome is that? You can spend it on whatever you want but wouldn’t some spring and summer plants be great!
Honesty is always the best policy so I am counting on all my fabulous wonderful readers to play fair! The winner will be announced on StoneGable’s facebook page and be contacted by email April 15th.
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