front porch planters

Three stacked raised beds hold a selection of vegetables — a display garden at the 2016 Philadelphia Flower Show.

Up front with container gardening of vegetables

Beckie Fox

For container gardening with vegetables, if you have a sunny spot by your front steps, use stacked boxes to act as containers for growing a few vegetables.

Yellow, lime, purple, white and mauve annuals brighten a porch planter. (Garden Making photo)

Container combo for front porch planters

Beckie Fox

For front porch planters, the best-looking summer containers are filled to the brim with plants that feature bountiful flowers and interesting foliage.