Ever since we added a pergola to the front of our farmhouse it has been screaming for a vine! Who builds a pergola without something to climb up it? We finally got our act together and have 2 stone front porch planters for our pergola and I can’t wait to share them with you guys!
Front Porch Planters for our Pergola
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Here’s What I Did…
While l was shopping for plants at Lowes I stumbled upon these monster concrete planters. I texted Jason to see if he loved the look of them as much as I did… thankfully, he did! I grabbed 2 strong employees and all 3 of us loaded 2 of them into my car along with a cartful of plants and potting soil.
Let me tell you, these babies are HEAVY! I love the classic look they have and in my opinion, are very stately :).
I grabbed some rocks leftover from our back patio renovation and filled the pots approximately 6 inches with some stones to help with drainage.
I added landscape fabric on top of the stones to keep the dirt from falling through the stones.
I added 2 bags of potting soil along with a little manure to each stone planter.
We chose climbing hydrangeas for our pergola vine. Jason and I both love hydrangeas and these vines are not as invasive as ivy (which we had considered) and wisteria. The climbing hydrangea will add some much needed color to our front porch from the spring through the fall. And the best part is that becuase it is the end of the planting season here in PA we bought the plants half off!
Because I didn’t want the vines to look dead in the winter, I also added a small boxwood to each pot.
What could be more classic than boxwood and stone planters?!!!
I loved the look of our new planters so much that it inspired me to decorate our front porch for fall.
But, you probably already figured that out thanks to all the pumpkins ;).
I added the kids pumpkins to each planter along with some more pumpkins and a pumpkin pillow to our front porch bench.
I absolutely love the look of our new front porch planters. I can’t wait to watch our new vine grow over our pergola for years to come.
Thanks so much for stopping by to see our new front porch planters!