Summer is in full swing so I am sure many of you have already beautified your outdoor living areas but just in case you haven’t or maybe you are already on round two of flowers (cough, cough) then here is a quick post on how to put together a pretty planter. I do not have a green thumb but I am really trying to get better about caring for my plants. I am finding that when I actually put a little thought and time into planning how they look I am more consistent on watering and caring for them in general. I was really inspired by some of the beautiful landscaping I saw on our recent trip to Chicago…
Here is how I created an easy and pretty planter:
1. Fill the bottom of your planter with a little dirt
2. Choose a plant with a little height for the center.
3. Add some a smaller variety around the edges and top with more dirt.
The taller plant acts as a focal point. I think of it like a little centerpiece in your planter.
I also try to choose colors that compliment my house colors. I have a grey house with black shutters and a red door so I like to stick with yellows, oranges, and white.
And one last thing, I like to choose flowers that have different textures. Just like with decorating a room, I feel like you need different shapes, colors, and textures. In my plants above I like how some of the flowers have big leafy leaves and others have short almost succulent type leaves.
To tie it all together I use some of the same flowers in different spots.
It really makes it all seem cohesive.
Thank you to everyone who asked about and commented on my sweet Harper’s broken leg.
I am so amazed that my only girl, after two wild sons, has been the one to keep me on my toes!
She fell on a trampoline, not even a big jump, just a weird fall that caught the bone just right.
She has been a trooper considering having to travel 3 hours in the car to get back to Charlotte and her doctor (we were on our last day of vacation in Charleston). For the most part she is not in pain but is immobile now so we are just taking things moment by moment. I often complain to my husband that I am sad I won’t have a baby small enough to hold and carry soon so I am choosing to believe this was God’s way of giving me a hip baby for a little longer. And surely we could all use a reason to slow down a little bit. I see many viewings of Frozen in my future 🙂
But, really thanks for all the concern and love!