Is anyone else having a grey and gloomy spring? We started spring off with clear skies and warm sunshine, but it’s been cloudy and grey for the past few weeks. I decided to brighten up our outdoor spaces with beautiful colorful flowers from Lowe’s and repurposed decor (plus one really easy DIY!). Contains affiliate links.
Monrovia always grows healthy, high quality plants, and I’m really impressed with how gorgeous these flowers are! Especially the Gerbera Daisies. Especially those pretty pink and peach ones. I was in love with them the second I laid eyes on them in Lowes!
Here are 5 easy farmhouse planter ideas you can put together in no time to add color and charm to your porch, patio, and garden.
1. Utensil Caddy Planter
I bought a utensil caddy a while back to help me organize my kitchen, but I quickly realized I’d much rather fill it with flowers. Filled with flowy calibrachoa, it does a great job of adding color and farmhouse charm to our porch.
2. Olive Bucket Planter
Olive buckets make the prettiest flower pots! To keep the soil from escaping through all the openings, I first planted these dahlias in a cheap plastic pot and then set it inside the olive bucket. Lavender would also look perfect!
3. Tiered Tray Planter
Tiered trays are usually really easy to transform into charming planters. On mine, the vertical bar holding the piece together unscrews, so I inserted coconut plant liners into the baskets before reassembling the peace. It took just a few minutes to turn this piece of organizational decor into a pretty planter for our patio, and I love the look of it! I planted dahlias and Gerbera daisies up top and calibrachoa and lobelia below. Succulents would be a lovely choice if your baskets are on the shallow side.
4. Vintage Crock Planter
Did you know they make reproductions of those beautiful antique crocks?? My husband was a bit worried about keeping an original antique crock outside all year, but I found a reproduction that looks and feels just like the real deal! I love that it’s one of the simplest farmhouse planter ideas and that it adds a vintage look to the outside of our farmhouse. Oh and there are my favorite daisies again *insert all the heart eyes*
5. DIY Address Post Planter
This is one of my favorite (and easiest!) DIY projects ever. We planted this near our driveway, and it makes such a huge impact. And our packages stopped being delivered to our neighbor’s house after we installed it, so that’s a major plus! Check out my tutorial to make one for your home. I also used calibrachoa and lobelia here, but we’re constantly changing out the flowers throughout the year for a fresh look!
I’m in love with our new flowers, and I can’t wait to enjoy them all season long. I’ve had great experience with Monrovia plants in the past, and they always seem to stay vibrant and beautiful. Plus they always include tons of helpful information on their website and the plant tags themselves.
And be sure to check out the Grow Beautifully planting guides & inspiration:
Do you have any unique farmhouse planter ideas you use at your home?
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