In this post: Easy, summer flower planter ideas with impatiens that pack a big punch and add charming curb appeal to your home. Low maintenance and continuous blooms.
In the early spring, I picked up two amazing lobelia plants at a local market for the black flower planters on our front porch. They did well for a while, but once we had some really hot temps, the lobelia plants stopped blooming. I decided to move them to the back and plant something fresh for summer. I had every intention of buying two ferns when I went to the market, but left with two large white impatiens instead. When I got home, I discovered that the impatiens were sort of lop-sided. They were full on one side but sparse on the other. I completely regretted not opting for the ferns!
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Summer Flower Planter Ideas: One large impatiens plant
Anyway, I was stuck with these two white impatiens and had to make the most of the situation. I freshened the potting soil in the flower planters, added the impatiens, gave them a shot of Jack’s Fertilizer, and hoped for the best.
Nothing much happened for a few weeks, but then the impatiens started to fill in and bloom. The blooms continued even though I occasionally forgot to water them. They grew, got thicker, and are now almost ready to fall over the edges of the flower planter. My favorite thing about these white impatiens is the way they show up from the street. They have upped our curb appeal, at least for a while, and that’s always a good thing!
I wanted to share these flower planters even though we are nearing summer’s end. They are a budget-friendly, low maintenance choice for a partially shaded area. Pin this to your garden board and keep it in the back of your mind for next summer.
Summer Flower Planter Ideas: Adding to the impatiens
- It’s always really pretty to add some sort of vine to a flower planter. Good old hardy ivy, asparagus fern, vinca, or sweet potato vine are good choices. Add these trailing plants to the corners or edges of a planter.
- I tend to stick with one bloom color for my pots, but to add some variety, it’s fun to choose plants with colorful blooms. Impatiens comes in red, coral, and pink. Adding any of those summery colors to white would be beautiful.
- Adding something tall to the middle of a planter not only adds height, but it adds interest as well. Any kind of fountain grass, spike, or coleus will do the trick.
- Make sure to pay attention to watering and light requirements when planning your flower planters.
It’s August 1st and the past few days we have had rainy, cool weather. Last night, I honestly felt a tiny touch of fall in the air. I am beginning to think about my fall decor plan and will be sharing that soon. I’m dragging my feet a bit because I don’t want to let go of summer…at least not yet. Thank you for stopping by…see you soon!
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