Spring is flying by for me, anyone else?! We are about 4 weeks away from summer break here for my kids and summer is coming for us fast, which I am soooo happy about! I am happiest in a sundress, barefoot, running through the grass or lazing in a lake or ocean. I typically get our outdoor space all ready in Spring and then do nothing but maintain all summer long. Which is what I am doing now, I have a few flower planters that are needing some love. Let’s talk Flower planter planning – 25 amazing outdoor planter ideas!
Since this post is mainly me sharing my planter plans I also wanted to share inspiration, which is why I am also sharing 25 other amazing outdoor garden and planter ideas! I mean, if I cannot bring the pretty I know a lot of blogging friends who have ideas that blow me away! You will be able to see those ideas at the end of this post, and then clicking on the image to see the full post on their blogs.
My home is full of beautiful blooms and has a great set-up with the landscaping. We revamped our front yard last spring, adding a little curb appeal. Our front yard is beautiful, filled with roses, hydrangeas, and a ton of other stunning blooms.
Our backyard is wonderful as far as the patio. We have so many small areas to relax and to entertain. My kids have room to run and play, we have trees for shade and even a cute picket fence to coral my crazy crew of kids and dogs.
But, if you look closer, we have two planters that are in rough shape. My kid’s bedroom windows have a long planter that runs along the house. It has a few plants, but many have not been touched since they were put in the ground over 10 years ago. They need some TLC.
I have also never been happy with how this portion of the yard looks. The windows here are higher up and there needs to be more height to the plants in this planter to try and fill in the excess space between the window and the ground.
Here is my big plan. Now, keep in mind I am no professional landscaper, and truth be told…. I feel more comfortable building a dining room table or even bunk beds then I do choosing the flowers. I have a green thumb in maintaining the pretty. But picking which flowers, for which season, for what blooming time, for what kind of sun exposure…. it overwhelms me.
With that said, the plan is to move the flowers that are still in good shape and put them in this corner planter. This is overgrown with weeds and grass. Once I clear all of that out this planter will be pretty sparse. I adore the full and almost overgrown look of a flower planter. So adding a few flowers to this will be perfect.
Once the long planter under the windows is cleared out, here is my oh-so-professional plan. My favorite flowers are Hydrangeas, Roses, Lillies and Peonies. I have all of those flowers in my yard, except peonies. I have been eyeing them for years but never knew where to put them. That is when I realized they would be great in this back planter.
They get about 3 feet high, and are the prettiest flowers I ever did see. Peonies are also strong enough to withstand the freezing cold Wisconsin winters. So I hoped to eventually get 4 peonies to place in the planter. Then fill in the space between them with another tall-ish flower that has a different blooming time. Then fill in the rest with smaller bushes or even a lush ground cover.
Then Mothers day happened this Sunday and I was surprised with 4 Peonies from Dale and the kids! About 5 years ago they gave me Hydrangeas for Mothers day and they have such a sweet spot to our whole family, now we get to add the Peonies to our yard and to our memories of sweet moments!
Dale and the kids picked out a few different kinds of Peonies, two that match and then two that are different kinds. I will highlight what those are once I get them into the ground. I am giddy for these stunning flowers to bloom! As I said, I am not the best with planning things out, but I do know how to keep things growing and thriving in my yard. Now I am full of ideas, and am even toying around with the idea of window boxes to liven things up even more in this portion of the yard.
Eeek, I have not planted these in the yard yet but I hope to have time this week to get my hands dirty and get everything moved around and planted. It is not quite warm enough here to spend the day lazing away in a lake, so I can get my outdoor fix by working in my yard. Since I am in planning mode, let me know what flowers you think will work in this location? Any that work well with Peonies? I also wanted to get more ideas and am sharing a ton of other bloggers DIY ideas for their flower gardens. Seriously, I am in love with them all! Enjoy this wonderful spring day and my Flower planter planning – 25 amazing outdoor planter ideas!