Ask a Question forum: Suggestions for this front porch area please

Views: 271, Replies: 5 » Jump to the end
Vero Beach, FL
johnhpower
Aug 20, 2017 8:26 AM CST
I live on the east coast of Florida about half way down the State. Vero Beach. An hour south of Cape Canaveral. Attached is a photo of my front porch area. It faces west. I am looking for ideas about what to plant in this area, maybe that could add a little color. I prefer something permanent so I do not have to keep replanting.

Thanks

Thumb of 2017-08-20/johnhpower/4768fe

Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Region: Florida Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bromeliad Plumerias Dog Lover
Foliage Fan Orchids Cactus and Succulents
Image
ScotTi
Aug 20, 2017 10:24 AM CST
My suggestion: Cordyline, Crotons and Bromeliads and replacing the mulch with gravel and on the right a stoloniferous type Bromeliads spilling from a side turned pot. Pot can be plain or fancy.
Thumb of 2017-08-20/ScotTi/22431a

[Last edited by ScotTi - Aug 20, 2017 10:42 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1531951 (2)
Name: Scott
Tampa FL (Westchase)
Tropicals Region: Florida Enjoys or suffers hot summers Bromeliad Plumerias Dog Lover
Foliage Fan Orchids Cactus and Succulents
Image
ScotTi
Aug 20, 2017 2:54 PM CST
If a flowering type plant is wanted ditch the Crotons and use dwarf Ixora.
Thumb of 2017-08-20/ScotTi/84e3bb

Vero Beach, FL
johnhpower
Aug 21, 2017 7:48 AM CST
Thanks for the input
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Cat Lover Dog Lover Vermiculture Birds Bulbs
Canning and food preservation Butterflies Composter Bromeliad Bookworm Greenhouse
Image
pod
Aug 21, 2017 8:18 AM CST
I love the spilling broms Lovey dubby .

NICE choices ScotTi!!!
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Dave
Dayton, TN (Zone 7a)
Blessed beyond all merit.
Lilies Houseplants Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Container Gardener
Butterflies Hummingbirder Tropicals Cottage Gardener Foliage Fan Aroids
Image
TennesseeDave
Aug 21, 2017 10:22 AM CST
Great designs @ScotTi!!!!!

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Ask a Question forum
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by rocklady and is called "Fringe Tree"