by guest blogger and JP&CO contractor extraordinaire Pete Paulson
The introduction of potted plants to your patio adds warmth, beauty, and maybe even a little flavor to your meals in the summer and fall. When considering what to do with your potted plants this year, dare to think beyond the impatiens. Plant water-storing succulents in a shallow pot or fill a large container with hydrangeas for a lush, voluminous, burst of color on your porch.
Another great route to take with patio plants is the edible one—plant herbs to add different shades and textures of greens to your view, and great tastes to your cooking too! Check out Samantha’s Guide to Growing an Herb Garden and her Cooking with Herbs Resource Guide for tips and ideas.
How about growing fresh and delicious fruit right outside your door? Small fruit shrubs and trees such as blueberries, sweet cherries, figs, and strawberries are perfect for potting, and will look great on your porch.
Once you’ve decided what you want to plant, it’s time to make sure that your plants have a chance to flourish. That’s where I come in!
ENJOY the bounty and beauty of your spectacular flowering plants.
Associate AIA, Allied ASID Designer for JP&CO.