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Pretty Porch Greenery

Lush groupings of potted plants provide an organic touch that's often missing in the city.

While a few tiers of potted plants may not evoke picturesque pastures, grouping fragrant herbs with rambling ferns and flowers provides some natural relief from the city's man-made surfaces and instantly softens the look of this front porch. Enhance the effect with a pair of lanterns and a cheerful striped runner.

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  • Photographer: Tracy Shumate
  • Source: House & Home August 2008 issue
  • Products: Rug, Ikea; herbs, Sheridan Nurseries; plant stand, Flik; lanterns, Pottery Barn.
  • Designer: Michael Penney

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