I headed over to my local pike’s nursery at lindbergh and asked an associate for a recommendation on plants that can withstand lots of direct sunlight and don’t need a lot of water. he suggested lantana plants, fortunately there were several varieties to choose from and I selected the below plants with pink, yellow, and orange blooms. I then picked a few other solid color blooms in the same colors to mix in and paired with some trailing varieties on the sides for effect.
an hour or so later and voila – my finished planters! I love these bright colors that mix and match. and there’s a bonus – these lantana plants are said to attract butterflies. we already have a decent following of birds since we have a bird feeder, butterflies would be a welcome addition.
I also have basil growing on my patio since I love to make caprese salads [mozzarella, tomato, basil, topped with balsamic] and pizza and pasta with fresh basil. other great herbs to have on hand in the summer are mint and cilantro.
all furniture: home depot
all hanging planters: pike’s nursery
bird feeder: home depot