Easter will be here in just a couple of days. There is still time to put together a pot of flowers to put on your front porch to welcome your guests. Here is a short list of plants that tolerate the cool temps that we in Northern Illinois will be having.
Violas (Johnny Jump-Ups)
Tulips (started, available at garden centers)
Daffodils (started, available at garden centers)
Hyacinths (started, available at garden centers)Read more: Spring Container Gardening:
Just get a large pot and fill with potting soil. I like to put the largest and tallest plant in the center then put the smaller ones around it. If it will be up against a railing or wall....just put the tallest in the back. Just plop already blooming tulips, daffs, etc. in the soil and voila...you have a colorful decoration for your porch. You might put a bunny or chick in the container as well. As the season progresses and the plants start to show some deterioration...just swap them out for other blooming plants. I have even used some house plants on my porch. I love ivy, so one year I grew ivy all winter...just so I would be able to use it in my pots. By the time spring came it was nice and long and trailed beautifully. Whatever you use....flowers are a nice welcome for your Easter company, a delivery person, mailman, or just you and your hubby going in the door. I'm going to do something on my porch today. I really want to get it all ready for summer, but then it would probably snow.