The urn plant (Aechmea fasciata) is one of the more common and popular bromeliads. Beloved for its pink and purple flower, the urn plant also offers green and silver banded leaves. Plants flower after reaching maturity, usually around the five-year mark. After blooming, the main plant dies, but you can transplant pups from around the base of the plant.
Add a focal point with a a planting in a single decorative container that's unique and eye-catching -- like this terra cotta urn with lizard sculpture. In this planting, the coral-colored Geranium (Pelargonium) marries well with the neighboring Red Yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora).
White and green is a universal palette that can transition nicely into post-holiday decorating, especially if you remove stronger holiday hues such as red. Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs, a floral and event studio in Aiken, S.C., filled small urns with fresh flowers, including white hydrangeas and dainty Star of Bethlehem.
Summer sizzles when you include Heat It Up Scarlet blanket flower in your plantings. It’s a natural thriller in a pot, especially when paired with filler callibrachoa (Superbells Double Amber) and spiller sweet potato vine (Sweet Caroline Red Hawk). In the garden, blanket flower doesn’t need a lot of extra water once it’s established. With blanket flower in pots, water like a typical summer container garden, whenever soil is dry. Heat It Up Scarlet grows 12 to 24 inches tall and spreads 18 to 36 inches. Typically grown as an annual, but hardy in Zones 8-10.
A metal urn topped by a colorful potted plant delineates the entryway of this compact family home. The front door opens into the living room of the 600-square-foot house, which serves as the family’s main gathering space.
After the holiday plates, platters and placemats are stored away, add a new element of greenery through fresh flowers and topiaries. The lemon cypress topiaries and Star of Bethlehem in urns provide a touch of green, whether on a table or on a mantle, says Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs, a floral and event studio in Aiken, S.C.
What's the best way to make a good first impression when selling your home? Freshen up your home’s curb appeal with mature landscaping and dark-brown mulch or simply invest in two oversized urns to accommodate year-round plantings, as seen on HGTV's Bang for Your Buck.