Pretty in white pot in shady spot of porch. Designer recommends before adding potting soil put empty plastic bottles halfway up the pot to save on soil. container that's filled almost full of premoistened soil. Add a cast-iron plant, 'Moonlight' caladiums, 'Dazzler White' impatiens, silver ribbon fern, asparagus fern, Korean rock fern, and variegated creeping fig.
Cheerful Color This colorful arrangement of containers make a cheerful front porch.This is a great way to say "welcome" on your porch. There are plants for sun and shade so you're not limited to what you can plant and by planting in containers you can move them around easily as well as change the flowers to coincide with the seasons.
A staple in my shade beds is Brunnera. It self seeds and I love the tiny blue forgget me not flowers. This variety is Jack Frost which turns out to be the 2012 Perennial Plant of the Year. This plant is perfect for shade and its real beauty is in its leaves.