My Favorite Front Porch Plants

This is a public service announcement about my front porch plants... I just have to share!  
Front stoop planter with flowers

Those of you with a green thumb may think better of this but if you're a little challenged in the plant department like I am, this might be big news. 

Front stoop flowers in an urn.
We buy this plant for our front porch every year and have for about 5 years now. We actually seek it out and grab 2 as soon as we see them. We buy them at Home Depot and just so you know, I'm not getting paid by them to tell you this. As you can see it is early Spring around here and our beds and stoop have yet to be spruced up.

Iron urn with flowers
These plants are a "Drop-N-Decorate" flower called Dipladenia. It has a tall plant in the center too but I don't know the name of that one. According to the directions, you just drop the whole plastic container right into your planter, no transplanting required... and they're right! These beautiful iron planters were a gift from my class one year many years ago. You can read all about the make-over I gave them here -->> Painting Iron Planters for Spring.

Dipladenia flowers for the front porch bloom all year.
These plants bloom from April until November here in the North East. They are planted in a partial sun location and they couldn't be happier. They literally bloom all summer season and well into the fall. All I do is water them and pluck off the dead flowers. 

Iron Urns on the front stoop make gorgeous planters all season.
Even on this cold, rainy April day on a stoop that needs power washing, they look gorgeous! I just thought you should know about our great find and how 
beautiful they look for so long! 

Here is the same plant in November when it finally started to fade from the cold weather in the North East. 


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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.

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  1. I will look for this style of garden pot at Home Depot. The hummingbirds love these plants. Always looking for a new way of gardening. Thnx

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    1. Hi Judi! I hope you find them, they just came out. We looked for them a couple of weeks ago and nothing. I'm glad to hear the hummingbirds like them, maybe we will see some. Have a good day! :) Thanks for visiting!

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  2. I use dipladenia also. I find it to be easier for me to grow than its cousin, the Mandevilla. Since they are annuals in my area, I start out with a small one, but they bloom well and by mid summer they are gorgeous. By September, everyone who sees it wants one. Thanks for sharing this plant with "newbies!"

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    1. Truthfully I am a newbie too Barb! I'm glad I found this because so far I haven't been able to kill it too easily and it looks amazing all season! :)

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  3. The plants look lovely on your porch.

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    1. Thanks so much Claire! I am definitely going to have to power wash that porch LOL :)

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