Are your outdoor spaces ready for summer? Get started on a backyard refresh with colorful flowers that brighten your backyard or patio!
Have any of you been planning on refreshing or re-doing your plants this spring? I don’t know about you, but around this time of year I get so inspired to do a “backyard refresh!”
Did you know that one of the easiest and least expensive ways to refresh any outdoor area is to plant some beautiful annuals or perennials? For us, the area we use most is our backyard patio. Not only do we entertain our guests there, we spend time swimming and enjoying that area frequently so I really wanted to add some colorful details to brighten the space!
We had an especially cold winter this year, and as a result, most of my potted plants had frozen or were really on their last legs. Also, last year I had used mostly white flowers and this year I was really craving color!
Recently, I found myself gravitating to purples recently, and it’s one of my favorite colors for flowers. Luckily, I found lots of beautiful purple and lavender-colored plants to choose from!
Since I wanted to keep a definite palette of purples and lavenders for my backyard refresh, I looked for plants that would work in my climate. Here on the outdoor dining table, I put lavender Bacopa in my larger center pot, and purple Petchoa in the two pots flanking that.
I love the look it creates on the table!
I also purchased two Speedwell plants, and placed one on the console table, and one over by the pool. Isn’t it cute?! I just love it’s cheery spires and deep purple color!
The purple is just the colorful detail the backyard needed to feel like it had a little “face lift!” Isn’t it amazing how much cheer can be added with just a few plants?
The beauty and color that flowers add to your yard, patio, or porch cannot be understated! I feel like the plants really did create a “backyard refresh” with very little investment.
I bought my plants at my local Lowe’s Home Improvement Center. And if you want to get some of my pots and garden accessories, I have linked to the same exact pots I have, as well as some other super cute ones, below!
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