Patriotic Summer Entryway
Video: Patriotic Gardens
Patriotic Entryway Project
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Summer is full of entertaining and fun. Why not dress up your front porch with a show stopping red, white and blue theme? It's easy to plant all your heat loving flowers in colorful containers that really make a statement. Set up your display by mid-May and you can enjoy it all season long - for Memorial Day, Independence Day and even Labor Day in September!
Use varying sizes of pots to create interest and height. For our tallest container, we used a staked mandevilla with lovely trumpet-shaped white blooms for our "thriller." Annual salvia in a rich red acts as the filler while white and blue lobelia fill and spill.
- Tall glazed pot, 20-24"
- 1 - Mandevilla, white (on a stake)
- 3 - Salvia, red
- 3 - Lobelia, blue
- 3 - Lobelia, white
For the smaller pots, you don't need to get all 3 colors of blooms in each pot. You can choose a blue pot and fill it with red & white flowers or a white pot with red and blue flowers to achieve the same patriotic color scheme. These each have only 2 plants; petunias can do double duty as fillers and spillers.
- Glazed pot, 12"
- Salvia, blue
- Petunias, red
- Glazed pot, 12"
- Petunias, white
- Salvia, red
After your containers are filled with red, white and blue flowers, add some other decorative touches like patriotic garden flags, colorful solar stakes, or whatever star-spangled decorations you have on hand.
- Glazed pots of varying sizes in red, white and/or blue
- Pike Potting & Container Soil
- Dr. Earth Root Zone organic starter fertilizer
- Red, white & blue flowers of your choice
- American flag and/or patriotic garden flags
- Colorful solar stakes