Exterior Spotlight of Bachman’s Spring Ideas House 2016

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The exterior of the 2016 Bachman’s Spring Ideas House had some really beautiful planters this year.

My favorite container was this vintage metal trough which was repurposed into a large planter box.IMG_2727Resized

The Spring containers continued to incorporate some birch material. It’s so great to think about birch as a more year-round container element and not just something for holiday planters.

This container shows some of the top elements of the classic Spring planter.

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Those pom-poms are just so eye-catching – a little echo of winter snow – but also so very Springy with their bright green stems. (Btw – All of the stems are artificial).IMG_2728Resized

Emma took this wider shot. The birch really helps to offset the artificial and is a visual reminder of the change in seasons.
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I have such a love for window boxes. This  one has to be nearly 10 feet long. Again, all the material is artificial.

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The window box marries stems from the vintage trough and the planters. I think the cooler colors work well against the background color of the house.

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These examples provide great inspiration to dress up your outdoor containers with some artificial stems right about the start of Lent.

Note: The Bachman’s Spring Idea House 2016 is open through April 17, 2016.

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Jennifer Ebeling
Jennifer Ebeling is a proud Minnesotan and U of MN alumni. Gooooooo Gophers! Each week, Jennifer produces and hosts Still Growing - a gardening podcast dedicated to helping you and your garden grow. The show is an in-depth interview format. Guests featured on the show share a passion for gardening and include authors, bloggers, professional gardeners, etc. Listeners and guests of the show can join the Still Growing community on Facebook. It's a place to ask questions, share garden stories, interact with great guests featured on the show, and continue to grow and learn. Jennifer and her husband Philip have four children, a big golden lab named Sonny, and live in lovely Maple Grove, Minnesota. P.S. When she's not teaching her four kids a new card game - or teaching them how to drive a car - Jennifer loves inspiring individuals and groups to maximize and personalize their home & garden.
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