Friday and Saturday were devoted to weeding flower beds. But I saved Sunday for my most favorite garden task - container plantings.
With a bold new color on our front door, I had to rethink my color choices when it came to selecting my plantings for this area. The old colors of lavender and pink weren't going to cut it now that our door has gone from green to blue.
With the boldness of this door color, I had to be bold with my plant colors as well.
So I mixed it up by using five different colors of blooms + greenery. The explosion of color on either side of the door helps balance things out.
It's early in the season, but you can imagine what these will look like in a few weeks.
Remember how lifeless the front entry was when we first painted?
I knew the door was going to be a nice feature, but it desperately needed balance. Using the blue door as the feature, I chose complimentary colors to add dimension.
Chartreuse - love its yellow-green hue next to the blue.
And a little white to complement the white trim of the house.
Some yellow in the black-eyed Susan + flower pots. And the beautiful maroon of the Swiss chard (hiding in the back) make all the light colors pop against its large dark leaves.
With a neutral colored house, I love all this added color at the entry of our home. It's going to make a bold statement as it fills out in the coming weeks.