Salt Lake City weather is unpredictable. One day we’re wearing shorts in 70 degree weather the next day it’s dumping snow (case in point…3 days ago). I’ve been itching to plant some flowers but have been shy to pull the trigger with the looming threat of another spring snow. Instead, I decided to spruce up my front porch with some container planting until I’m ready to commit to some in-ground planing.
I teamed up with Monrovia plants to show just how easy it is to add some color and life to your porch with just a few plants. You may have heard of Monrovia through their beautiful catalog or online site. Their plants are sold at several nurseries but their biggest retailer is Lowe’s Home Improvement.
What’s unique about Monrovia is the attention and care they give to their plants. They grow everything from shrubs and succulents to perennials and trees.
I would love to plant several of their edibles next…
After visiting my local Lowe’s I picked out an assortment of plants for some containers on my porch.
Here’s a little trick…because spring time in the Rockies is so unpredictable I only permanently plant some in containers. Others, I just put the plastic container right in my planter which I plan to permanently move and transfer when the ground thaws. That way I can still stage a dash of spring to the curb appeal of my home without worrying about things going south over night with the changing weather.
I can still satisfy my desire for adding some spring foliage without having to worry about them dying in a late season snow storm.
If the forecast calls for extra cold temps I can just bring my plants inside until it warms up again.
BUT, here’s the other incentive. The kind lady at Lowe’s told me they have a 1 year return policy on plants as long as you have your receipt.
EVEN if I kill the darn things?
To learn more about Monrovia plants (and learn the difference between an “annual” and a “perennial”) check out their website here. If you have a “green thumb” (or even a black thumb and like to kill plants like me) you’ll definitely want to sign up for their newsletter to get updates about deals and tips on how to grow your garden beautifully.