[tps_header]These porch-step containers begin with bright pink and yellow zinnias. Cooler “filler” flowers, such as purple verbenas and blue calibrachoas are added to create contrast with texture and color. Opt for inexpensive plastic planters that are weatherproof and easy to move around. Grouping them in a tight space creates a homey, mini-garden vibe. Plus, when placed side by side, all of the colors intensify.
This woven wicker basket is a natural way to decorate a bare wall in an outdoor space. Pink zinnias and yellow tuberous begonias are the focal points (or “thrillers”), blue Cape plumbago and golden lantana add an extra hint of drama, and English ivy cascades over the side.