Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Adding Color to my Summer Porch

I love puttering around in my yard! The last few weeks have been hectic! I have been busy weeding, mowing, and getting my garden ready for the summer. I have been basking in the glory of warmer temperatures and beautiful sunshine!
I love adding summer colors to my front porch!

Summer annuals provide the opportunity to add gorgeous color to any corner of your porch instantly!

 Fragrant pink Dianthus looks beautiful inside a black metal plant stand next to the front door:

 In addition to using them as candle holders, lanterns make pretty planters and add interest to your front porch. 

The blue lobelia contrasts prettily with the white lantern:

I placed the potted lobelia inside this burlap cinch bag found at Walmart.

Loving the contrast in color and texture between the delicate blue lobelia and the burlap bags.

Next, I added a big fluffy burlap bow to the top of the lantern:

Evergreens in urns sit on both sides of my front door:

Another plant stand filled with colorful annuals sits on the other side of the door.

A view of my summer front porch.

A closer look at the blue potteries filled with pretty annuals.

I love planting geraniums in my flower beds and planters. 

Vibrant pink geraniums in pretty blue clay pots scream summer to me:

Pretty pink stocks

and cascading verbenas mixed with yellow daisies:

A basket overflowing with beautiful annuals adorn my front door:

The potted flowers are placed inside the burlap cinch bags and then inserted inside the basket:

Wave petunias in yellow and purple mixed with pink verbenas:

A closer view of my front door over looking the white railing in front:

Summer: A celebration of colors!

Thanks for stopping by!
Are you enjoying the glorious days of summer?
My heartfelt thanks to the wonderful hostesses for graciously showcasing my Spring foyer at their fun weekly parties:
Thank you ladies! You make me smile :)

~Hugs, Poppy~

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Rosemary Nardone said...

gorgeous colors indeed I can never seem to keep my flowers alive for very long I just have some geraniums in front a bright pink and they seem to brighten my front entrance up.
fabulous post!!


Stacey said...

Your flowers are so fresh and beautiful!

Lilasesazuis Gata said...


Que ambiente deliciosamente florido!!

As flores encantam ainda mais sua varanda!!

Parabéns pelo bom gosto...amei tudo!!

Tenha um lindo dia de primavera,


Lígia e =^.^=

chateau chic said...

I just love the pretty bright colors of summer. And your pots and planters on your porch are so beautiful, Poppy!
Mary Alice

Judy said...

I love your bright pink dianthus and blue lobelia. I have magenta dianthus and purple lobelia, but I don't have planted as creatively as yours. I love all of your planters, the burlap bags and the bright blue pots that play off of your door. The yellow flowers are a lovely splash! Your porch is summer gorgeous!!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

What a pretty and inviting porch with all your beautiful flowers. Love the burlap bag! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!


Kim M said...

I like to hang out and putter around the garden, too, especially after this very, very long winter! I love all of your bright and vibrant accents! That's the way that spring and summer should look! ;)

Trisha said...

It is all so pretty! I wish I had a green thumb so my porch could be as beautiful as yours!


Cynthia said...

Poppy how gorgeous does your front porch look!!! Love the plant in the lantern and your front door is gorgeous. Love the burlap you chose. PINNED!!!


Mindie Hilton said...

Beautiful! The blue complements the flowers really well. Hope to see you Friday for the Anything Goes linky party.

Lady of the Manor said...

Your front porch is glorious with all those colorful flowers!! Absolutely lovely!

Madonna/aka/Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

I love the blue lobelia, and your geraniums are just eye candy.


Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Poppy your porch looks so pretty and colorful!

Jann Olson said...

Flowers brighten up the entry so much Poppy! Love the lantern and the burlap. Your entry looks so inviting! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Katherines Corner said...

a beautiful and colorful way to greet visitors. your porch is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your sweet blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.Watch for your feature on Monday ♥

Fishtail Cottage said...

so pretty! I would love to have you share at this weeks garden party on my blog! xoox

laura Madalene said...

I love "working" in the garden too. It's so nice to see the results of your hard work when everything starts blooming. You can't beat lantana...it's such a good bloomer and can totally take the heat. I used to have a ton of them at my old house and they were the star of the show. :) Your garden looks fantastic! Are those wooden shutters I see? They're gorgeous!
Living Plant Arrangement

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So pretty...love those blue pots!!

Tanya Anurag said...

That's to die for!! Love the colors and the gorgeous planters add to the beauty of flowers.

The pictures in the cover of your blog have left me a little inquisitive. What is grass-like plant in the shallow wooden planter? Is that garlic? I have been looking to grow something like that, that can stay healthy indoors. Suggestion?


Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

Your flowers are so pretty! =)
I saw your post featured at Katherines Corner today!

Artsy VaVa said...

Your porch is lovely. Nature provides us with such great colors! I especially love the door.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Everything looks so pretty. I love the lantern and the colorful pots and your door basket is fabulous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That is a cute idea with the burlap for the plant and it looks great with the lantern! All your potted plants look beautiful and healthy! Love your blue door and the blue pottery.

Maria Elena said...

Love, love your porch! It looks so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing at Tuesdays at Our Home. Hugs, Maria

Janice Kay Schaub said...

how lovely. I like the coordination of the colours. I also like the vintage look. Very nice

manuela carvalho said...

Dear Poppy, your flowers are so beautiful!! Love the flowers in the lantern...amazing!
Have a great week, hugs, Manuela

Stacey said...

Your porch is so pretty! I just love that blue front door. Your flowers are wonderful. Did you know that Dianthus is just a cool weather flower here in Texas? It stops blooming when the heat comes. We love it in spring. I always enjoy my visits here. :)

Maria Elena said...

Poppy, your porch looks amazing! Beautiful colors. Happy 4th!

Ana Lopes said...

Hi Poppy, stunning blue flowers! Your flower arrengements are really beautiful!
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leave a sweet comment :)
Have a fabulous day!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft

Just Judy said...

Such a lovely and colorful display of flowers!