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Posted by Kiersten Schulte on June 30, 2015 Flowers Plants Summer

The Living is Easy with Outdoor Plants

outdoor plantsSummer’s here, and the living is easy. The warm weather beckons us outside., and the longest days of the year often translate to all-day picnics or evening gatherings on a back deck. No matter the space you have, there are many clever and low cost ways to transform any area into a beautiful summer oasis.

A patio umbrella is a great way to keep the sun’s harsh rays at bay. If you don’t have any way to shield the sun, but have a little ingenuity and talent, try erecting a makeshift awning. Bamboo poles and a canvas tarp make for a natural shady covering. And if you party into the evening, Edison style light bulbs are all the rage this year – simply string up a few around your space for a funky lighting element under your choice of wattage. If you are in a pinch, dig out a string of white Christmas lights – they give off a starry shimmer that is casual yet festive and keeps harsh light to a minimum.

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Round Patio Pot

And of course, there is no better way to beautify a backyard space than with flowers. Whether in beautiful artisan pots or hanging baskets, summer floral arrangements add elegance and color to any space – and of course, are easily moved and replaced should the party change themes! For classic summer patios, you may wish to consider Eastern Floral’s Round Patio Pot; or perhaps you’d like things a bit more tropical and would prefer a gorgeous Bromeliad as a centerpiece. Add some tiki torches and your outdoor space seems like an island paradise. But remember, although the vivid bromeliad loves hot and humid weather, it should be kept in a shady area – the sun can scorch it if too strong.

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Easter Floral is a your source for plants, flowers and gifts in the Grand Rapids area. Whether you need to decorate for a summer party or wish to permanently accent your yard, we have what you are looking for. Come into any of our four floral shops for ideas and beautiful décor for your outdoor space. And enjoy your summer!

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