Sep 10, 2015 3:13 pm
Looking to buy 2-3 ornamental potted plants for my front porch.
Its a single storey house with a small front lawn. See attached pic
It may or may not be a flowering plant, but it shouldn't be deciduous - if there is any such thing !
Also, which of the numbered locations 1 to 5 would you suggest for placement for max. visual appeal ?
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Re: Potted plant for front porch2
Sep 13, 2015 10:02 pm
I would put one pot plant in the position where you`ve put the number 1 and another pot plant where you`ve put the number 3 then a third pot plant where you've put the number 5 in the next picture. The first two pots would define the porch and entrance area and make it look symmetrical. I wouldn't put a potted plant where you`ve put the number 2 because that would break up the facade and the porch too much and make it look smaller and crowded. In the second picture a potted plant where it says 5 would look good because you have the hard rendered wall and the hard tiles and seeing a plant as you walk up to the porch on that side would soften it and it would look good against the wall colour. I have two pencil pines in black glazed pots either side of my porch so something like that might look good if you`re going for a more traditional look, although I see you already have some pencil pines in your front garden so having more in pots might be overkill. Sago palms would look good with your house but as I`ve mentioned on this site recently they`re poisonous to cats and dogs but if they`re out the front and up high in pots and you don't have pets like cats that would get on the pots then they might be alright to have. Some grass tree`s might look good with your façade but they can be quite expensive depending on how big you buy them. You could always go for some cordylines or yuccas with trunks they would look good with your house too
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