Friday, April 21, 2017

Spring Planter

Here's my front porch planter that I planted on Easter Sunday. Starting at the front and going clockwise, the plants are: Super Elfin White XP impatiens, Bellinto fuchsia, 'Fishnet Stockings' coleus and asparagus fern. In the center is 'Gay's Delight' coleus.

Below is a close-up of the fuchsia with its dramatic red and white flowers, which I am hoping will attract hummingbirds to the feeder above.

Check out my previous years' planters here:  2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011

A larger, 'Dipt in Wine' coleus caught my eye at the garden shop. I planted it in this orange pot and included a couple of extra white impatiens with it.

We bought a new hummingbird feeder for the back of the house, and a suction cup hanger to put on the guest bedroom window. I hope we get some hummingbirds to visit it this summer so we can see them up close. Just inside this window is a twin bed that the dogs like to sleep on during the day. Henry enjoys looking out the window into the back yard. If hummers do come to visit the feeder, I can only imagine what Henry will think of the little birds hovering just on the other side of the window.


  1. Just lovely! I have two huge terracotta pots for my front porch. You've inspired me to do something very similar. Thank you!

    1. Glad to help inspire! Isn't this just a great time of year? Except for the allergies. Mine have been worse this year than ever, even though I'm on regular allergy meds. The itchy eyes are the worst!


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