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5 Projects to Spiff Up Your Porch this Spring

Lucy Mercer
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Spring Window Box | The Home Depot's Garden Club

Add some oomph to your front porch this spring with these seasonal ideas.

1. First up, attach a horse trough-style window box to your porch rail and fill it with the best blooms of spring. The box above is filled with English daisies in shades of blush pink and raspberry, dramatic Calla lilies, bright white candytuft and trails of variegated English ivy. 


Ferns in Hanging Galvanized Buckets | The Home Depot's Garden Club

2. Dress up your hanging ferns in shabby chic galvanized buckets. Be sure to add drainage holes to the pails before replanting.


Hanging Herb Planter | The Home Depot's Garden Club

3. Keep pots of kitchen herbs at eye level with this vertical planter. Check out the step-by-step instructions and video in How to Make a Hanging Garden Planter project.


House Number Planter | The Home Depot's Garden Club

4. Bring a touch of stylish practicality with this house number planter, the perfect place to display blooms on your porch. 


Hypertufa containers with succulents | The Home Depot's Garden Club

5. Stir up a batch of hypertufa (cement, Sphagnum peat moss and perlite) and never lack for plant containers again. Hypertufa is versatile enough for modern and rustic looks, and is ideal for a springtime display of succulents on your front porch.


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