it’s time to dust off our rockers, grab an iced tea and sit a spell. ‘cuz our front porch is officially open for the summer. those april showers bring may flowers. so it’s time to share a few front porch decor ideas for spring. several weeks ago i shared the progress we’ve made in the back yard. if you missed that post, you can read all about it here. mr. style and i are still waiting to hear back from our landscape designer. then it’ll be full speed ahead with plans and actions for our front and back yard design. it’s important to me to utilize every square inch of space inside and out when it comes to your home. there’s nothing better than lounging outside on a lazy saturday afternoon sipping a cold glass of sun tea.
first stop is our local nursery Cofer’s to load up on a few plants. there are three window boxes on our porch just waiting to be spruced up for spring. along with a planter and urn. and our front door needs a spring wreath. so come along with me as we go plant shopping.
there’s bound to be a georgia bulldog spotted even at the nursery.
hydrangeas are one of my all-time favorite plants. there are several planted along the sidewalk to our front door.
just purchased this cute mesh polo sweater from Tory Burch. loved how sporty it looked. which is one reason i shop at Tory Burch – i love a classic sportswear look.
these adorable gingham pants are back in action. they were last seen here. patterned pants are a great way to look casual yet polished. and when they are cotton with a little stretch added they are soooo comfortable to wear.
pants | sweater | similar shoes
the green nantucket rocker was purchased last year from Grandin Road. the bunny is also from Grandin Road as well as most of my outdoor decor. they always stock the cutest outdoor decor.
a proper southern porch needs a rocker or two. maybe three since i have three boys.
boxwood ready to be planted for a summer spent on the front porch. the planter is called zoey from Grandin Road.
window box plants: cascade white ivy geranium, coleus, english ivy, zonal geranium tango deep pink.
this wreath just screams spring with the combination of hydrangea and tulips. switching our front door wreath from season to season is an easy way to update the overall look.
my gardening tools are toted back and forth from backyard to front with ease. love this nine-piece set that has all the basics tucked inside pockets. and a pair of waterproof gardening shoes are a must-have. when i’m finished slogging around in the mud i simply spray them down with a water hose.
a boston fern is always selected to hang on our porch for the summer. i love to watch it grow like a weed.
the zoey urn and boxwood dog are from Grandin Road. i warned you i love to shop here for outdoor decor. okay, gang, it’s wednesday. which means we’re halfway through the week. time to put a smile on someone’s face including your own.
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Would love a source for the good looking window box planters?
Wow, wow, that front door wreath is gorgeous! Everything looks fantastic. Here in Ohio our frost date is May 15, so I have a couple weeks to wait to plant much. I also love a fern hanging on my front porch. Love your blog and the variety in it! I love your elegant style!
I love that you do fashion for the house and tablescapes! Great outfit and love that you are pulling from the “already-have-in-my-closet” too! I know that this blog is a full time job for you, but I, like many others, look forward to your blog everyday! I love the series of “classics” – who doesn’t want to look like Jackie “O” or many of the other style icons, but can you do a series on how clothes should fit? Many times I get a pair of pants/jeans, jackets, shirts, etc., and the clothes just don’t seem to hang right, or because of my 5’4″ frame, the crops and ankle pants don’t fit me like what’s shown. Also – how does a person know if they should buy petite or not?
Thank you Beth!
I am 4’10’’ I buy petites because I’m so short wasted. I’ve notice other shorter ladies don’t have to buy petites because their waists are longer. I just end up with a ton of fabric at my middle!
Love your outfit, Beth. People don’t wear much orange these days, but I love color. I love all the shots of the plants and flowers. I have been able to plant a few flowers and had eight old boxwood pulled out. It’s a small beginning to what I need to do but we have been deluged with rain and more rain, so the planting has been put on hold. Have a great week.
Guuurl! You look way better than I do when I go to the nursery. 😮
Thanks for the great sources…
Those garden shoes are great! They last a long time, have a little arch support, are warm in fall and spring, and cool in summer. So cute, too.
LOVE your blog with all the variety! I love ferns on my porches as well. However, I find that the Kimberly Queen ferns do much better in my South Georgia sun and heat than the Boston ferns.
Saw the boxwood dog in a recent catalog. Could not tell does the wire show & is it sturdy wire?
Hi Beth, the door wreath is beautiful, I guess we always think of a wreath at Christmas I never thought of having one good the season’s all year round, what a fantastic idea. Looking forward to seeing your porch.
Source for over-the-railing window box please?
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