May Flowers: 2020

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Hey all!  My blogging has been real sporadic here of late due to some crazy busy times at work - I always think it's about to hit a lull and instead it just ramps right on up!  That said, I couldn't miss my annual 'May Flowers' post.  

Going back to my first off campus apartment in college, my mom and I have been putting together a flower pot(s) for my homes.  My mom is such a gardener, and while I can't say that I find the same joy she does in gardening, I do love pretty flowers.

This year I changed things up a bit.  Usually I am one to have pots with thrillers, fillers, and spillers, but last year I decided I really loved the simplicity of one type of flower per pot.  And so that is what we went with this year!

I always start with a color scheme in mind, and I knew this year I wanted bordeaux petunias.  From there, I decided to go with a white and deep red to compliment the purple.

For the front porch, I went for a pop of color and chose a coral red.  I am hoping that it will really stand out against the brick as it grows.

Here's exactly what I got, and how it looks all planted!  Since it's still early, they haven't filled out, but I know in just a short amount of time they will really bloom!


White New Guinea Impatiens
Bordeaux Petunias
Deep Red Geraniums
White Alyssum
Door Mats: Target (Home Sweet Home | Blue & White Striped (reversible - the other side is plaid)
Chairs: IKEA
Black Table: Target 
Arm Chairs: Target 
White Table: IKEA
Lantern: Kirklands

Front Porch:

Coral Red Impatiens
Black Pots: Target 
Rocker: Walmart 
Pillow: Pottery Barn 

Past Posts:
May Flowers: 2015 (Includes the step by step of planting)

May Flowers: 2016 

May Flowers: 2017 

May Flowers: 2018 (no post here - I moved into my condo mid-summer and it looks like I never did a post on what flowers we ended up with!)

May Flowers: 2019 

Linking up with Lindsay.


  1. Love what you did this year!!! My hydrangeas are starting to bloom right now and I am loving it! It feels so adult to have and take care of flowers ha!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  2. I love impatiens! That's all I got this year, all impatiens. I did 4 planters with a mix of pink/purple/white, and 2 planters of red/peach/white. They love water and shady afternoons, so that makes it so easy for me!

    1. My mom said my grandma did something similar with the multiple colors and they it looks so pretty! I bet yours look awesome - so bright and colorful. I need a few good shade plants too so I have high hopes for these!

  3. Your flowers and porch are beautiful!!

  4. What a great spot to relax - love when everything is in bloom! xo, Biana BlovedBoston

  5. These are all beautiful! I don't usually do many flowers because I struggle to keep them alive. I'm dying for hydrangeas but I can't seem to get them to grow and bloom. They always die!

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