These days, 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 front porch planters ever.
In this post, I would like to share about the Easiest Front Porch Planters. 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. I promised the easiest front porch planters ever so that’s what I’m delivering!
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 at the bottom of each planter. You could also use packing peanuts.
It isn’t 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 front 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 front 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.