I’m going to be honest…I wasn’t sure this idea was actually going to work. After I finally found small mums and got them planted, they promptly dried up and died! I have no idea what happened, but I had to start all over again. My second batch of mums actually look much better than the first, and are the prettiest copper color. So in the end, it all fell into place. If you are wondering how to add instant curb appeal to your home, there are so many beautiful options for potted plants/flowers.
I always like to think of it as decorating the outside of my house to welcome my guests. This simple update to your front or back porch is a way to show your personality and make your home stand out. Looking for decoration ideas for your garden as well as your front porch? Why not try the hanging planter? Hanging planter is suitable for plants as well as for potted flowers (low maintenance plants). The first thing to do is fill your container almost full with potting soil. I had impatiens in mine, so I pulled those out and just added some fresh soil.
Water it well so the soil compacts a bit. This helps to steady the lantern. There are ceramic planters, wooden buckets, colorful and creative pots, and the list goes on and on. Pick what fits your personality! I have gathered a few of my favorites online but would recommend checking out HomeGoods for some of the best prices. Refer to the picture above for placement of the lantern and plants. The lantern is flush against the back of the pot instead of in the middle. This allows for a little more room in the front to place the mum. The photo shows just the right side of the planter…use the same placement for the left side.