The Best Way to Keep Your Landscape Fresh!

We’ve been working on the landscaping around our home for about a month or so. What on earth possessed us to work on LANDSCAPING in FLORIDA in the middle of the SCORCHING HEAT is beyond me…but once we started, it was kind of addicting…so we just kept it up!

Now, like most any woman, I guess, I do love my annuals! Something pastel for spring, a nice bright color for summer, oranges for fall and reds for Christmas! I like all kinds!

I’m all the time changing them out in the window boxes and pots on our front porch, but I wasn’t sure how to best incorporate them into our permanent landscaping. The pots were just so easy! The pots were just so easy. Hmmm…

We went ahead and planted Confederate Jasmine in our front beds for some ground cover, and, while it’s pretty, I needed some more color!

So, here’s what I did: I planted. I planted pots.

How does one plant a pot, you ask?

Like this:


Right into the ground! (Even the frogs liked it!) Oh, and please excuse all the mud and glare: it’s done nothing but pour down rain for weeks around here!

So when you’re ready to switch things up a bit, it’s as easy as…






…pulling the old ones out of the planted pot, and dropping the new ones right in!



So now I have lovely orange and yellow Mums to welcome Fall! Don’t you love them?!


I really love how they turned out – quick and easy, just how I like gardening to be! (And you can see a wee little preview of our Fall porch in the background – I’ll share the whole thing soon!)

Have you ever planted pots before? Could that work for you in YOUR landscaping? Discover more here!

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10 thoughts on “The Best Way to Keep Your Landscape Fresh!

  1. I have sorely neglected my landscaping this year. The yard crew that comes by to mow the grass does a pretty good job, but those little things that I like to do were not done this year. I did not plant one single annual. All my perennials are pretty, but I’m with you, I like those annuals, too. I love your idea about planting the pot. My mom does that, too, but I don’t think I’ve ever tried it. If it’s easier, I’m all over it. Cute toad! 🙂

  2. That is actually not a bad idea at all! I don’t have a garden (I live on the 7th floor of an apartment building with no balcony) or I would definitely consider doing this!

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