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Plants for your front door

Plant ideas for making an entrance

by TJOP • Thursday February 9, 2017

A pot plant display by your front door will instantly make your home look more inviting – and it's the perfect way to greet guests with a warm welcome. Get creative with the way you display your plants. Simple containers can be transformed into unique and innovative door displays, like these gorgeous house number planters.

A grand entrance

For a more dramatic effect, opt for robust plants in eye-catching pots. A large majestic fern in a tall, elegant pot, for instance, will give your home instant gravitas.

Branch out

Small trees are a classic choice for doorways and offer height without dominating a smaller façade. The bay tree, with its glossy, dark green leaves is a popular choice. Choose a spherical or pyramid bay and keep neatly clipped for a more formal-looking entrance.

Welcome all year round

If you don’t want to be changing your displays every few months, opt for a low-maintenance evergreen, such as osmanthus or photinia.

Home sweet home

First impressions count, so go for a heady aromatic plant to treat guests to an enticing fragrance as they head over the threshold. Virburnum is a beautifully fragrant winter-flowering shrub in bloom from November to March.

Mediterranean charm

Why not bring a touch of the Mediterranean to your front garden and make a statement with a simple but dramatic palm tree in an oversized terracotta pot? This one plant can make a huge difference and is a firm favourite for adding a more tropical feeling to any outdoor space.

 

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