Mossy Spring Front Porch
Are you ready for a little Spring Front Porch inspiration?
Spring is that very welcome visitor who comes bearing flowers and sunny gifts to cheer you after you’ve been housebound one day too long.
Spring is also that houseguest that comes to visit and you hope continues to extend its stay; it is such a gentle buffer between the relatively harsher seasons of winter and summer.
Oh Spring, I am so glad you are here.
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Since my front porch always seems to lead off the seasonal decorating in my home, it’s clearly time to get that done! I decided to channel ‘spring greens’ on my front porch this year, primarily focusing on mosses and ferns.
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I showed you my mossy wreath earlier this week; talk about an easy-peasy DIY! And it just really helps tie my whole spring front porch together.
The two flower pots/urns on my porch echo the green and white in the frame with Scotch moss, Creeping Jenny and Summer White Sandwort. I am hopeful that these pots will transition well through the summer; I am looking forward to the moss and creeping jenny flowing over the side of the container.
‘Moss painting’ has been on my ‘I want to try that’ list for some time and really considered giving it a try this spring. In fact, I went so far as scooping up pieces of moss wherever I saw it, yes…even in public spaces.
So, get this picture in your head…me ,walking out of our local Ulta store, spying some moss growing between the brick pavers outside of the store and… yes…squatting down right then and there, prising some of the moss out from between those pavers, and putting it in my empty tea carafe in the car. Yup…I did that.
It would have been one thing to do that in front of, say a garden store. But to do it in front of Ulta, the makeup and beauty products store, is a completely different thing altogether.
But I had my cup full of moss and just needed to swing by the grocery store to gather one of the other ingredients for the moss paint. As I strolled through the aisles of the grocery store the buy the necessary yogurt I suddenly remembered…”Wait! I have this new Cricut! I wonder…”
So instead of going on regular moss scavenging missions, I merely cut my words out of fake ‘grass’ like you use for dioramas or model train layouts and glued the letters on an old piece of slate that I found at our local salvage store. Presto…I was done.
And in case you are wondering, I planted my scavenged moss into an existing pot, so my efforts were not wasted.
I found these little moss covered ‘rocks’ and tucked them into this lantern that sits on my porch year-round.
And what is a ‘spring front porch’ without the ubiquitous daffodils? They add just a little pop of color.
I also keep some plants on the breezeway to the left of the front door.
These little scotch moss plants are the bees knees! I put 4 of them in a little galvanized container and they really brought a little spring to this area too.
And there you have it my friends! My porch is spring-ready!
How are you doing with your Spring decorating? What do you you?
My gal pals from No Place Like Home are sharing their Spring projects today as well. Make sure you hop through for more inspiration.
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