One Front Entry Three Ways

One Front Entry Three Ways

We used a variety of container gardens to show three different looks in the front of one house. By Justin Hancock
By Justin Hancock

Container gardens are the perfect way to dress up your front door, make your home more welcoming, and add a little curb appeal. They’re relatively inexpensive, completely portable, and you can change the plants out seasonally to keep your décor looking fresh. 

We transformed an entryway into three different looks with colorful containers and plantings and hope it inspires you this year! 

Go Lush with Ferns
Four Kimberly Queen ferns add drama and lushness to any space, especially those in shade or part shade. To brighten the entry, we used colorful pottery to accent the front door, as well as a pair of mixed container gardens containing easy-care, summer favorite such as yellow allamanda, yellow thyrallis, golden sweet potato vine, golden creeping Jenny, orange cannas, and heat-tolerant Koralle fuchsia. 

Go Tropical with Palms
Few plants lend a touch of the tropics quite the way that palms do. We used a mix of majesty palm and dwarf Canary Island date palm here. For color, we accented them with red pentas, golden sweet potato vine, golden creeping Jenny, and a gorgeous pink tropical hibiscus. 

Have Fun with Foliage and Flowers
For fans of big color, we used a pair of golden-yellow dwarf allamanda and a couple of mixed container combinations. One features bold croton, orange justicia, purple-leaf Persian shield, and golden-yellow thryallis. In the other one, croton, Persian shield, and golden sweet potato vine complement the plantings and warm yellow color of the house. 

Bonus: In autumn, you can take the croton and Persian shield inside for the winter and grow them as houseplants! 

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