How to Use Potted Plants Around Your Door
Carter Oosterhouse shows you how to boost the visual appeal of your porch area by using just a few well-selected plants. The right combination of flowers, pots, plants and stands can help enhance the color of your entryway, and give it an appealing burst of color and scent with which to welcome your guests.
Step 1:Beef Up that Curbside!
There are a variety of ways to enhance the visual appeal of your front porch, one great one is to use potted plants; they allow you to work color and smell into your design.
Step 2: Porch Meet Yard
Draw inspiration from your yard landscaping and your home to incorporate into your porch design.
Step 3: Topiary and Succulent
It's not a Jane Austen book they’re the Mutt and Jeff of porch plants-- their contrasting looks go nicely together. Topiaries are any number of bushes that are trained to form a geometric shape while succulents are plants that retain water giving them a swollen fleshy look sometimes referred to as succulence. Together they make some simple clean lines.
Step 3: This Porch Smells....Great!!!!!
For a fuller more varied porch add a variety of plants, flowers and herbs guests will not only be visually drawn to your porch they will love that smells.
Step 4: Color...Not Just for Flowers
Don't forget that you can add color not only with flowers but with your pots as well. Create a waterfall effect of color by starting high in the back and tiering your way down as you work out.
Items You'll Need
- Front Porch
- Flower Pots
- Fresh Herbs
- Green Plants