In my mind, Memorial Day weekend kicks off the start of summer. With warmer days on the horizon, it’s a great time to refresh your outdoor space for summer and enjoy it throughout the season. One of my favorite parts of styling an outdoor space is by incorporating flowers and plants. I have teamed up with my friends at Fleet Farm to share with you how to get started in 4 easy steps.
*Thank you to Fleet Farm for sponsoring this post!*
Choosing your flowers and plants can be an overwhelming process. How many do you need? What sizes do you need? How much sunlight does each plant need and does that line up with where you intend to place each one? It’s enough to make your head spin. Here are some tips I use to help guide me through the process. This would have been so helpful in my early days of buying flowers. But, you live and you learn!
- Arrange your space with all your furniture. Then get out all your empty pots and planters that you already own and start to place them (with no flowers or plants in them) around your space. This will help you get a better visual of what you already own and what holes you need to fill. Make a note of any additional pots you need to purchase, including the size.
2. Watch your space throughout the day and make note of how much sunlight is in each spot where you have placed your pots/planters. 3 hours direct sunlight? Maybe it’s the whole day! Most of my deck, for example, is in direct sunlight all day, so I need to be careful with my purchases. Write that information down next to each pot. There could be areas of total shade and areas of total sun.
3. Don’t forget about color! All neutral outdoor spaces with pops of greenery are very popular right now, but I opted for shades of blue and pops of color in my plants. I don’t use a lot of color in my interior décor, so I wanted something different for outdoors. In a phrase: vacation vibes!
4. Head to the Fleet Farm greenhouse to purchase your plants. Don’t forget your dang list! Your list will help guide you with how many additional pots you need, how many plants you need, what size they need to be and how much sunlight each location gets. Each plant should have a tag on it that will guide you with how much sunlight the plant needs.
I sincerely hope this is helpful as you get started (or continue) to refresh your outdoor space with flowers for summer!
See ya on the next post.
-The Chic(ish) Chick