Front Porch Planter Ideas – The front porch is often the best place in the garden to place specimen plants that show themselves off and give an instant effect. Because most of the plants we place on our front porch are in containers its quick and easy to replace those not looking their best or add to your collection by placing a plant in a suitable pot to create a new look in an instance. Here are a few stunning plants that make great specimens for any front porch.
Standard bay trees are one of front porch planter ideas. That looks impressive when placed either side of a front door. Bay trees are evergreen and hardy and so will provide all year round interest. If you are using them in containers on a front porch. Make sure they are placed in sheltered position during the worst of winter weather and choose frost resistant outdoor planters.
Palms are also front porch planter ideas. It can give a front porch an exotic look. Large specimen palms such as the Blue Mediterranean Fan Palm or the Canary Island Date Palm can instantly transform a summer front porch area into a tropical paradise. Both are winter hardy, although the date palm may need protecting from the harshest weather with fleece. They are also easy to maintain and have a long life span.