We’re sharing our spring flowers porch tour today!
Late last week, I was on the phone with one of my sweet aunts. We’ve been having regular check-in calls since the pandemic began, and it’s been so nice to connect with her in this way.
She loves to garden and frequently answers all my newbie plant and flower questions while I help her with all her decorating and home décor questions.
Midway through our conversation about crepe myrtles, she said, “I’m so ready to hug people again. I just want to have people over and enjoy the porches and the back patio. I miss dropping by my friend’s homes and actually going inside. Sure, we’ve been vaccinated but I won’t be taking this mask off any time soon because you girls haven’t had the chance to be vaccinated yet. We’re a long way from where we were last year, but I gotta tell ya, I’m ready for a real spring with real activities and real hugs.”
There was something about the way she emphasized the word real that melted my heart a little because it was totally relatable.
So, when it came time to pick out plants for our spring flowers porch tour, I immediately thought about our conversation and the countless times the little things wound up being the big things that helped us all get through such a wild year.
To be sure, our garden center was packed with all sorts of fun options.
And while I’ll probably always be a neutrals girl at heart, especially where home décor is concerned, I found myself picking up the prettiest flowers with shades of pinks, purples, yellows, bright greens, and whites.
I know flowers can sometimes get very expensive very quickly so each year we try to determine the color palette for our spring flowers porch tour prior to shopping.
This not only helps to save money but also keeps us on track when we get to the garden center too.
Container gardens are fairly easy to grow even if you’re a beginner with flowers and plants.
You might want to consider them if you don’t have a lot of time to weed a large garden, you want plants that can be easily moved, you want to change your plants out seasonally but don’t want the hassle or upkeep of flower beds or you want to achieve a big impact on your porch or patio for a reasonable price.
Just be sure you’re pairing the right plants together as each will have different needs regarding watering and feeding.
If you’re new to our spring flowers porch tour, several years ago, we created zones with area rugs. It made such a huge difference in how we use the space.
We can be out here in the mornings having a bit of quiet time reading or enjoying a glass of sweet tea in the afternoon.
The linens we use on the vintage and antique wicker couches couldn’t be easier to maintain. They’re white thrifted bed skirts, we wash and bleach whenever needed.
The pillows have been scotch guarded but we normally bring them back inside when we’re finished hanging out on the front porch.
Honestly, you never really know when the salty coastal winds will kick up or suddenly bring an afternoon storm.
Threadbare floral linens always remind me of the fun summers we used to spend with my grandparents.
We were constantly climbing trees, gathering things from the garden, and swimming in the ice-cold springs.
Things have really started to bloom around our property and just off the front porch. Especially our Chinese Fringe Flowers
and our Bridal Bush.
Our winter was unusually cold in Florida this year so I wasn’t really sure which plants would come back.
I had to baby the hydrangeas and irises that once grew on my Granny’s property but I’m excited to say I think they’re going to make it.
We lost a good portion of the plants in our memory garden so there will be lots of sweet conversations with my aunt and even more flowers to plant soon.
I know I say this all the time but I wish you guys lived closer. We could totally break out the lemon bars, share gardening secrets, and a real hug.
Because if there’s one thing I’ve learned from the past year, the little things truly are the big things that make life special.
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