4 April 2014

FLOWERS by ingrid & titti - Spring on Your Doorstep



What is more welcoming than a few pots of colourful flowers by your front door when you come home?

Stone or terracotta pots, some lined wooden boxes or baskets, vintage metal urns or containers like old weathered buckets are all perfect to plant up and place just outside your door.



I planted up a few containers this spring -  I used a mixed collection of terracotta pots, two vintage metal urns, a cast concrete pot and an old zinc bucket.



Even a group of smaller containers on an outside windowsill - look great and will cheer you up after a long day away from home.

If vintage and recycled old stuff is not your thing - there are plenty of more contemporary and stylish containers that, when filled with flowers will do exactly the same job as anything old.



Watering and feeding the pots and containers will be essential  you will have to make sure that any containers you use have some drainage - so you might have to drill some holes. 



If your front door is in the shade the flowering plants might not last as long or flower as much as if they were placed in the sun - most plants need at least a few hours of sun every day. 

On the other hand if the pots are placed in the sun they will have to be watered more frequently. 

It's also a good idea to deadhead all the plants - picking off any spent flowers will encourage the plant to produce more flowers.




The flowers that I have used are a pansy called Viola 'Raspberry', a light blue Muscari also called grape hyacinths, a bright pink Bellis and some light pink Marguerite daisies.   



Here is a link to all the other FLOWERS - that Titti and I have done.

Titti over on HWIT BLOGG is also featuring beautiful spring flowers for your doorstep - so go over to her blog and have a look at what she has done.

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Have a Wonderful Day Floral!

See you later in the week!

xoxo Ingrid


11 comments:

Jaroslava Smetánková said...

All flowers very beautiful, but pansy fantastic.
Jarka

Hjem & Glede said...

Helt nydelig vakkert flinke Ingrid!
Jeg liker så godt å ha masse blomster ved inngangen ...hele året om jeg kan:)))
Ha en flott blomstrende helg!

God klem
Camilla .

What's in a day said...

Hello Ingrid,

Your flowers looks so great, it makes me happy!!!
Flowers are so amazing, it colours a rainy day.
Have a great weekend.

Hug, Eefie

HWIT BLOGG said...

Vackert Ingrid! Som alltid!
Kram,
Titti

The Gilded Bloom said...

Hi Ingrid,

Potted plants near the front door are such a beautiful way to welcome guests! I like the "Raspberry" pansies planted in the lovely urn. Thanks for sharing!

Lisa

Ruth @ Camellia Rose said...

Spring is the best time to have potted flowers on the doorstep! My front door is in full sun so in summer they always dry out and look sad. In spring I like to have pansies, primroses, small conifers, and bulbs if I've remembered to get some organised! I also have daphne in planters outside the front door which is lovely from late winter onwards.

Lisa Gordon said...

Everything here is so pretty, Ingrid.
All so colorful, and I just love those Marguerite daisies.

Have a wonderful weekend! xo.

Laleh Molander said...

Wow, Beautiful. Amazing colors!
Have a nice weekend

Jenny said...

Ljuvligt!

/Jenny

Mila said...

I have those pink flowers too! But in plastic, from Ikea.. hihi..

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The raspberry pansies are gorgeous.