The Easiest Porch Planters Ever!
Super simple and fast
containers for your porch.
In just a few minutes
your porch will go from
drab to amazing!
Right now, in this moment, I’m feeling a little overwhelmed. I’m not complaining or whining because it’s a fun sort of overwhelmed…but I know I need to prioritize and simplify if things are going to get accomplished around here. Some of you have asked how my makeover is coming along and I promise I will update you soon. For now, with Easter looming, I am focusing on my porch. I did think ahead a little and purchased two new planter boxes plus a couple of new accessories. Today I’m sharing how to make show-stopping, impressive planters in just a few minutes. These are truly the easiest porch planters. Ever.
Even though I love my olive buckets, I am ready for a change. I am moving the olive buckets to the deck and they will join my herb garden. I debated and searched for a while, but decided on these black planter boxes. I had visions of filling them with colorful blooms and that may still happen…but for now, I decided to keep it extremely simple and go with these lovely ferns.
Lowe’s had rows and rows of healthy ferns for a great price, so I came home with two. I was hoping they might just set in the planter boxes and be fine, but no such luck. They sat way too low. To raise them up, I simply put packing pillows and plastic grocery bags in the bottom of each planter. You could also use packing peanuts.
Not including the time it took to shop for the ferns, these planters took less than ten minutes. I may still actually plant the ferns in potting soil but if they do well and grow, chances are I won’t. You can use this method with any sort of porch planter…even large, inexpensive terra cotta pots. Ferns are very forgiving too. They can be neglected for days and once watered, they bounce right back. They tend to collect moths but a good shake every now and then takes care of that.
Here the planters are, at home, on our porch. I’ll be sharing the sitting area and door very soon. I just got the porch cleaned yesterday…and what a good feeling it is to have that task finished.
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Now it’s time to send you along to visit my farmhouse friends. As always, they have wonderful things to share. I’ll see you soon!