MY SUMMER PORCH - Dimples and Tangles

MY SUMMER PORCH


Recently I cleaned off the front porch and got it all set for Summer.  I absolutely loved the faux topiaries that I used for my Spring porch while the temps were still too cold for live plants.  But in Summer, big ferns in the urns are my absolute favorite for this spot.  (*This post may contain affiliate links, read my full disclosure policy here.)




The bunny from my Spring porch stayed around and I pulled the striped pots forward and layered them in front of the larger urns to add some pattern.  I'm using the same layered rugs that I used last Summer... why mess with a good thing?  The rug did need a good scrub and rinse after the winter, but after drying in the sun it's as good as new.


I ordered this custom painted monogrammed ginger jar door hanger several months ago, but am just now hanging it on my front door for Summer.  It's a substantial size but light weight.  Understandably,  there's a longer production time for these to each be hand painted, but it was well worth the wait!

Front Porch Mini-Makeover Details (including door color)


Black Urn (with DIY painted gold accent)


These ferns are hearty, can tolerate some sun and are ok if you forget about watering for a day or two. ;)  I actually leave them in the plastic pot they came in and drop them in the urn, then surround the pot with some dirt to keep it from wobbling.  I've found that if I actually plant them the roots grow so thick and deep they're almost impossible to dig out at the end of the season.  The ferns will grow quite a bit larger throughout the Summer.

Because the striped pots are deep, I used an old plastic hanging basket container turned upside down in the bottom of them to fill some of the space.  I poured dirt around and over them before planting the geraniums on top- or just leave them in their pot and plop them in too!  

My Favorite Ferns- "Kimberly Queen"


That's it!  I kept it simple and easy maintenance for the Summer.  We love this cordless blower to quickly clean off dust and stray leaves.   I'll add some flags for the 4th of July, but for now we're all set until it's time to switch things up for Fall!



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10 comments

  1. I've missed your regular posts and am so happy you're back! :)

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    1. Thank you! Goodness, this has been a particularly busy time but I’m ready to be back at it too!

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  2. Your porch looks great, as usual! But why did you order that ginger jar door hanging? You could have easily painted it yourself - you're so talented! Next time, I encourage you to give it a try. I have faith in you. (You could change up the pattern a little to make sure there is no infringement issues.)

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    1. Thank you! I think I could have made my own as well, just wanted to support a fellow Mom and teacher’s small side business. :)

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    2. Ah, a noble reason...which I fully support - good for you!

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  3. LOVE the ginger jar hanging!!! I am going to ask my hubby to make me one! Your porch looks great. I just learned about Kimberly Queen ferns this year. Can they tolerate full shade?? I know they can take full sun.

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    1. Hi! Yes, they're great in full shade. I've never had mine in full sun where I live, they just get some periodic sun throughout the day.

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