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Easy Summer Front Porch Ideas (Planters with SunPatiens)

Easy ideas for summer front porch decor, including planters with SunPatiens, layered doormats, and a simple door wreath. Add curb appeal and charm to your home!

front porch decor with white rocker

Early last week, we had a few really beautiful days, so I was able to get out and put our summer front porch together. As soon as it was finished, as luck would have it, the weather turned cold again. I’m hopeful that soon, the warm days will return, so I can spend some time on the porch. Even though it’s been chilly, I’m very glad the porch is finished, and ready for the next nice day. Read on for an easy summer planter idea, front door tips, and information on my new favorite flowering plant.

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Summer Front Porch Planter Idea

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Supplies needed for 2 pots:

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Summer Front Porch Planter Assembly

  • Make sure your planters have proper drainage. These particular planters had plugged holes, so all I had to do was remove the plugs. If your planter doesn’t have drainage, a few drilled holes will do the trick.
  • Add empty plastic soda or milk bottles to the bottom of the planter. This helps with the weight of the planter, aids drainage, and also saves on potting soil.
  • Fill your planters with fresh potting soil. I like to stop the soil a couple of inches from the top, so the dirt doesn’t overflow when the plants are watered.
  • Place the large SunPatiens in the middle. Add the ivy and sweet potato vine in opposite corners.
  • Water well.

summer planter with sunpatiens sweet potato vine ivy 2

Now that your planters are finished and placed, you can turn your attention to the rest of the door area. Freshen your existing wreath, or replace it with something new. This time, I left my spring wreath on the door. I simply removed the pink flowers, and added faux white peonies. I think I’m going to have fun with this wreath because it’s so basic. I can add red for the patriotic holidays, and then transition it right into fall. Next, lay down a fun doormat…and for extra interest, layer it with an outdoor rug.

See the porch sitting area!

summer planters with sunpatiens and layered hello doormats

About the SunPatiens:

I used these in my summer front porch planters last year. They filled out quickly and looked beautiful, so I bought them again this year. They are a sturdy impatiens, they can withstand the heat and humidity, and they require no maintenance. They are perfect for containers, hanging baskets, and in garden beds. As noted by their name, they thrive in full sun, as well as in part shade. For the first few weeks, it’s important to water frequently. After they are established, they require less water. For more information, click {HERE.}

layered doormat and summer planter with sunpatiens

I hope my vision for these planters comes true. I would love for the ivy and sweet potato vine to flow down the sides of the planters, and I hope the SunPatiens grows full and tall. I will make sure to report back later in the summer with a summer front porch update!

summer front porch door wreath

Summer Front Porch Sources

summer front porch blue door with wreath

See the porch sitting area!

Thank you so much for stopping by.
Until next time…

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