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4th of July Decorating Ideas



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With the 4th of July celebration right around the corner, we wanted to share a few ideas to help your decorate your home or garden area for any parties you may have scheduled.  We like to see clay flowerpots use as planters, party favors & more.  Any kind of garden planter can be used to create fun and patriotic garden decor.  Below are some easy and fun crafts and more.

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A really simple idea.  Take some red geraniums and repot them into terracotta clay flower pots.  This looks nicer than the plastic nursery pots they come home in.  Set the flower pots  around your patio or garden area in groups of clusters.  This makes the flowers look happier and not as lonely as only one planter all by itself.

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Take a vintage picnic basket and fill with nursery bought flowers in red, white & blue.  Add a few small American flags and some sparkly flower picks and you have created the perfect centerpiece for your patio or porch table.  The basket makes a unique & adorable garden planter with hardly any expense.  We love seeing recycled items turned into flower pots.

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Take plastic buckets, terra cotta clay flower pots or any kind of container and fill with fun items for your party guests.  Bubbles, Mini American Flags, head crowns & sparkly bands.  This type of party favor is beloved by adults and well as kids.  We would add sparklers, charcoal snakes and any other kid friendly fireworks.

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Lastly, we just want to show that you don't always need to decorate for the 4th of July with Red White and Blue colors. Here a kitchen colander has been turned into a wonderful plant container filled with red & yellow flowers.  By adding a small American Flag to the planter it makes it look festive & original.  Decorate your porch or patio using the colors of your other landscape items.  Just add the flag and it ties it right into the Independence celebration.

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Post Last Updated: 6/21/2017 9:58:40 AM 

Decorate Your Fall Planters With These Items



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Right now it's so easy to take lovely branches, berries, nuts & fruits and make great colorful holiday displays with them.  You don't even need to know how to arrange flowers.  Arizona Pottery suggests that you take a garden planter and fill with these items and create a lovely fall arrangement.  Here's a few suggestions.
 
To get this look at left all you need to do is take a Arizona Pottery Cache pot and fill with these easy items.  Make sure the planter is at least 12" wide, select a muted color like the white shown.  This is not the time for bright colorful containers when you are planting with bright bold plant materials.  Fill the center with a piece of floral foam.  Secure with floral take and then fill with a mix of branches, boughs, greens, reeds and sticks.  Creating a rough mixture is the look you are trying to achieve.

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When it comes to the front door the look shown to left is easy to achieve.  Potted Kale is colorful, large, lush and can create a warm lovely display.  Mixing the potted cabbage with colorful pumpkins in white, green and oranges really make a fun and bright display.  We have a blog entry on just this type of cabbage with great photos and information.  Check it out here.  These giant rosettes of frilly leaves are beautiful and ornamental.

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To create these simple displays you can use foliage from maples trees where the leaves are bright red and lacy.  You just have to arrange them in groups by sizes and colors.  The firery red is a great focal point for any display where you use a Arizona Pottery container.  Use feathery green branches covered in different shades of colors.  Just keep adding branches till you get the fullness you are aiming for.
 
This time of year it is really easy to decorate when you use the items that are found in your garden or yard areas.  Arizona Pottery containers make it super simple.
 
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Post Last Updated: 12/29/2016 7:39:11 AM 

Create an Autumn Porch




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Now is the time to transform the porch on the front of your home and create a wonderful and cozy place to enjoy this time of year as the weather cools off.  All summer long you used the porch as an oasis from the heat.  Because fall has arrived and you move inside, don't neglect this important area that you can still use.
 
 14843An easy way to transform any area, whether it's a porch or patio, is by adding garden planters.  They can be colorful to compliment the fall leaves or traditional terracotta containers with it's warm sun baked color tones.

Make sure the planters are large enough to handle the type of plant materials we will suggest.  Plant items like green & purple cabbage.  These grow large and have bright colorful leaves that spread out.  Plant marigolds and chrysanthemums.  They both have bright bold orange and yellow colors
 
 14840Take empty garden containers and fill them with straw.  Top the straw with gourds and squash in colorful shades.  Fill a planter with fall leaves and top with pumpkins that have been carved and filled with twinkle lights.  Remember that the items will be protected on a covered porch so they will look lovely for a longer period of time.  Most of the plants recommended are meant to stand up to this type of weather and have good results. 
 
 14841Other fun ideas:  Pillows in fall colors and great textures always add warmth and comfort.  Try covering your seat cushions on the chairs with a fall fabric in leaf patterns or wheat colors.  Use re-purposed items in varying heights and eye levels.  Wire plant stands, shallow trays, small side tables filled with apples & plums.  Line porch railings with small potted planters of mums, use pumpkins everywhere to add color. 
 
All of these ideas using pots are easy to do and not expensive.  Try to use things you find laying around your garden or yard, this makes it fun and creative.
 
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