You guys know I love a good gardening project! Today I’m showing you a simple way to create Insta Curb Appeal in a single pot! You just need a few plants and some outdoor ribbon. It’s a great way to greet your guests on your front porch when they arrive at your home! And it won’t take much time at all to complete!
I headed to my favorite local nursery to search for some amazing Monrovia plants that I could pair together for a unique container garden. Did you know… Using one large pot with several plants can have WAY more impact than using several small pots each holding just a single plant? It’s true! If you know the trick to pairing you will find it SUPER simple to create a container garden with impact.
Here’s my secret to creating a stunning container garden:
– one large plant a.k.a. “the stunner” (the lily)
– one compact plant with long lasting blooms a.k.a. “the fill” (dianthus)
– one trailing plant, blooms preferred, but greenery works, too. a.k.a. “the spill” (creeping phlox)
In this container, the lily immediately catches your eye and draws it to the mini garden. The dianthus will provide blooms all summer long and should start blooming soon. You can see a couple already starting to pop up. It provides the filler for the pot. The creeping phlox will eventually trail over the edge of the pot and bloom for a couple of months and act as the spiller. Even when the phlox stops blooming, the greenery will still look good trailing over the pot.
I add small river rocks to most of my potted plants. It not only looks pleasing, but also helps with watering by preventing the dirt from splashing up and keeping the pot moist so you do not need to water as often. I have also found it tends to discourage squirrels from digging in your pots.
The lily prefers part shade while the other two plants prefer the sun. My front porch tends to only get a couple of hours of evening sun which works out pretty well for this combination of flowers. Be sure when you are matching your plants that they can co-habitate in the same pot without any of them getting too much or too little sunshine.
I finished off my look by wrapping a bow around the pot with some pretty outdoor ribbon. I can’t wait to have my guests see this when they arrive at my home!
So go grab your Monrovia plants and a big pot and get your house guest ready! It’s amazing the difference a few fresh plants can make for your curb appeal!