Coleus is a great container plant for shady areas. Coleus are disease resistant and low maintenance and come in a staggering number of varieties. Coleus is a perfect plant for beginners because it is super easy to take care of and is very forgiving..... Different kinds of coleus can take full sun. If a piece breaks off, stick it back in the pot and it will re-root itself.
Look for Unused Space Just because your garden beds are full doesn't mean you don't have room for more plants. This collection of baskets is a great way to add an extra dose of color to a garage. A. Tuberous begonia (Begonia 'Nonstop Apricot'): 2 B. Tuberous begonia (B. 'Nonstop Bright Red'): 2 C. Tuberous begonia (B. 'Nonstop Yellow'): 2
Grow a Mixed Planting This container offers a little of everything: annuals, perennials, and tropical vines. Mix and match different plant types for high-impact combinations. A. Hosta plantaginea: 1 B. Mandevilla 'Alice du Pont': 1 C. Sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas 'Margarita'): 1 D. Licorice plant (Helichrysum petiolare): 2 E. Algerian ivy (Hedera algeriensis): 2 F. Verbena 'Superbena Burgundy': 3