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Festive Porch Decor

Planted by Maura Punches Up Planters

This is the time of year when everything in our planters die. Actually, they died around Halloween, but this is the time of year we step outside and notice it.

You’re clearly not keeping up with those things and you’re not alone. Maura, the planter designer of Planted by Maura knows this, too. That’s why her business has rocketed since she started last March. She credits her knowledge of gardening to her mother and grandmother, and her passion for planters to an interior designer friend to whom she assisted.

We asked her to spruce up two completely dismal planters. The results far surpassed anything else that has ever graced these particular vessels. So we asked for some tips and advice, should we ever decide to tackle them again on our own.

Tip #1: When choosing a front entry, pool or patio container take into account color, scale and vibe. Consider placement: shade or sun, plant color, texture. Also, does it need to be protected from deer?

Tip #2: Watering and maintenance is critical to successful planters. Schedule the watering times on your phone so you won’t forget your plant babies.

Tip #3: Refresh your planters seasonally. I love looking forward to a fresh new look for spring, summer, fall and winter: 

  • Spring with a pop of color or some curly willow for height. 
  • Summer blooms with color! 
  • Fall cabbage and a pumpkin or two.
  • Winter evergreens with white accents feel so festive and crisp like the winter air.

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