Sunday, April 8, 2012

Porch Flowers

Hello everyone! 

I hope you all had a nice Easter weekend.  We have had the most wonderful weather here and decided to take advantage of it.

My husband took me to the nicest plant nursery to pick out flowers for our porch.  I had never been to this particular nursery and, unfortunately, forgot to bring my camera.  I know...."bad blogger"!  I was disappointed that I didn't have it because they had so many pretty things to share with you.  If I ever go there again, I'll be sure to remember my camera! 

I wanted a hanging basket to hang off the front porch beside the stairs.  I have a nice hanger there already.  So, I opted for this Bougainvillea plant.  I was going to transplant it into a nicer hanging basket until I realized it had lots of very sharp thorns in it!  So, we just kept it as is.


It will continue to grow and eventually you won't even see the pot that it's in.


Then we found some wave petunias and sweet potato vine to fill the coco basket planters on the porch railing.


All of these plants will spill over the edge of these planters creating a full and colorful basket.  (So I'm told.)

I will be sure to show pics as they get fuller. 

I really like the colors of the deep purple and white petunias next to the chartreuse green sweet potato vine.





School starts back tomorrow and life will resume as normal (thank goodness).  It has been a long, but fun week.

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

24 comments:

NanaDiana said...

All beautiful flowers, Kelly. I love Sweet Potato Vine and have had such trouble finding it here the last couple of years. I can't wait to see pictures of these as they flourish over the Spring and Summer months. Blessings to you- xo Diana

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I saw those vines yesterday at the nursery with Brooke. Did not know you could do a hanging basket with them. They had them sold with an attached trellis so they will climb. I had potato vine one year and that stuff goes nuts. It will be long in no time.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Kelly: Oh, those baskets on railing will be beautiful when filled in. I love sweet potato vine. That is a really pretty hanger for the bougainvillea plant. It looks beautiful also. Hope your Easter Day was grand, sounds like it was..Judy

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Beautiful baskets, love purple flowers too, I'll have to see if they have the sweet potatoe vine around here, love how it looks!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Bougainvillas are so beautiful...but thorney!! You can hardly kill them. The potato vine will grow and grow...and I love the petunias...your porch looks wonderful!

Olive Cooper said...

The sweet potato vine will grow like crazy. I use them all over the place. The petunias take our heat well and when they get leggy snip, them back and they will bloom again. They will look lovely on your expansive porch.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Pretty flowers Kelly! I love sweet potato vine and use it all over. Wait till you see it in a few weeks!

Debbiedoo's said...

Beautiful Kelly! Sometimes we forget our cameras at the most relevant of times. I love the potato vines too. I must get busy this week. Sounds like you had a great day!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Happy Easter, Kelly! I'm loving all of those wonderful plants of yours!! I love sweet potato vines in my urns! You get a big bang for the buck out of those! I'm trying wave petunias for the first time this year, in my planter boxes. We'll see how long they last...lol!!

Melanie said...

Love the colors! I like the petunias and the sweet potato vine. They are easy to care for. Love the planters on the porch railings!!!

ImSoVintage said...

Your porch is looking so pretty. I think sweet potato vine is just the thing I am looking for.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They are going to look so pretty when they hang over the baskets, Kelly! I am itching to get some sweet potato vine and other plants myself, but am waiting. Every few days I hear about a "possible freeze warning" for the night and I'd rather not lose anything. Meanwhile, I'll enjoy my pansies, but you can bet that I will be at the nursery getting plants as soon as the threat of frost is past!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I love. love. love. the sweet potato vines, Kelly! They are so beautiful in that chartreuse green with your purple and white petunias. I can grow the sweet potato vine great... petunias, I think it is just too hot in the summer for them to do very well here. Look forward to seeing them grow AND the bougainvilla!! Making a beautiful porch! blessings ~ tanna

Judy said...

You will love the sweet potato vine...every year I use it in my flower beds and coco basket planters on our privacy fence...it will grow like crazy!

Wasn't that Easter weather gorgeous?

Judy

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love window boxes...the flowers are beautiful...what a great day for the nursery.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I am def gonna try the sweet potatoe vine this year. I have been admiring it in containers for the last two years. I liked the iron brackets for hangers you have too...I jsut love containers and window boxes!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Your flowers are beautiful and they will look wonderful as they grow and trail...

Linda said...

Your baskets hanging from the railings will fill out in no time.
I cheat when I can and buy hanging baskets loaded with plants and then transplant them into my containers.

Cynthia said...

Your flowers are lovely I can't wait until May so I can plant in New Jersey.

Pat said...

It looks beautiful, Kelly. I absolutely love your front porch!

The landscapers are here today. Hopefully when they are finished I can do a little more to the porches. As much as we split time between here in the lake, I think I will do less containers this year. A few, that I can transport to use on the deck, then bring back home.

Blondie's Journal said...

I love bougainvillea but it isn't native up here. They are so pretty! And I love your petunia's and sweet potato vine! Your porch looks gorgeous!

XO,
Jane

Dorie said...

Ooooh all the flowers look sooo pretty!! Can't wait to see pics when they are all full!!

Cynthia said...

I love all the flowers. We can't plant in New Jersey until May but I can't wait. I love sweet potato vine too but the groundhogs love them here.

Designs By Pinky said...

I am dying to plant my window boxes too!!! Your sweet potato vine will grow FAST and be beautiful along the petunias!!!