The same day I planted my succulents, some outdoor planting got accomplished too. The outdoor stuff is what actually kicked my butt into gear to get the succulents done.
On a recent trip to IKEA, I couldn't resist helping myself to a few planters. Two of them, you saw here...they live on our front porch.
The third one I purchased is a white, three-tiered plant stand. I totally fell for the uniqueness of it. I adore the fact that it's not a typical planter you see every day.
Hubby couldn't wait to add some life to it, so during a nice weekend day, we headed to Home Depot's Outdoor Center...along with the rest of the world. ;)
We picked out beautiful dahlias for the front porch planters and some colorful begonias for the IKEA planter.
We even purchased two hanging planters of pansies, but removed the hanging apparatus, and put them at the bottom of our patio steps. They are a great pop of color in our backyard.
Since I love all things ombre, I decided to organize my begonias in an ombre type fashion...going from orange to pink.
Now this fun planter lives in our back porch, and gives us a pretty view, both out the kitchen window and from the back patio.
PS-The dahlias on our front porch have now fully bloomed. When we went to the garden center, we chose the plants that had the least amount of open blooms on them. We were hoping that if we bought plants that hadn't yet blossomed, we would be able to enjoy more of it's time in bloom. It seems to have worked, and they are thriving. Heck, the ones we bought for the back yard have even been thriving! High five for us not killing our new plants after a few weeks! ;)