As the new year begins, your front porch needs to be welcoming with full of color and balance. During the winter months, our front porch containers were planted with Red Dogwood branches and custom glass reed art, but now Spring has arrived, and we need a new beginning.
With help from my wife, we traveled to Lowes and walked the aisles and found three Monrovia plants we felt would bring color to the front door containers this spring.
The theme was to keep it ‘Simple but Colorful’.
The three Monrovia plants we selected:
Any plant you buy will come with a plant tag, and it’s essential to read these tags before buying them. I’ll provide information from the Monrovia plant tags to help you understand more about each plant. If you plan on having a seasonal planting, it may not be a concern unless you’re planting a winter container. If you’re planting a winter container design, be sure you know your hardiness zone to understand if the plant will survive.
Royal Gerbera Daisy
Royal Gerbera Daisy – Gerbera jamesonii Royal Series
Extra full and big blooms on compact and sturdy plants. Vibrant, prolific color for the border, cutting gardens. Gorgeous in containers on porch or patio. Deer resistant
This color was selected to bring out the colors in the Prairie Fire Sedge Grass.
A quantity of 3 is required to support the container garden design.
Lobelia Magadi Compact Blue
Lobelia – Lobelia Magadi Compact Blue
Leading the pack for heat tolerance offering brilliant color and a compact habit. A strong performer for garden, containers, and baskets. Deer Resistant.
Deer resistant Easy Care
Care instructions: Easly grown in enriched, well-drained soil. Mabe sheared lightly mid-season to rejuvenate and promote continued bloom.Read more on backyardgardener.com