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Potato vine, silver lotus vine, "million bells," stipa grass, purple coleus ~ love the mixture

I have an old washtub similar to this on a stand. Made room for it on the porch this year and it's out and ready for plants. I really like the coleus used in this picture. Lots of good ideas brewing.... Just waiting to be clear of frost/freeze worry and I'm good to go!

I love this dazzling display of coleus, fountain grass, sweet potato vine, and variegated trailing viola.

Coleus and sweet potato vine for planter-- like the pedestal idea with voluminous potato vine

Coleus mix..easiest plant to save seeds & grow..thrifty! and will come up on their own in my pots. love it!

Colors can be picked through plant foliage, and not just flower petals. Many plants such as grasses and vines are used in pots for the variety of their foliage and their unique forms.

For fail-proof plants that not only work in the sun or shade, but also will add a beautiful trailer to your window box, go with a vine. Vines of all varieties are quick growers that add a beautiful cascading look to your window display. Window box. Spring decor tips. Curb appeal.

Now THAT's a container! Need a list of probables to create this top to bottom: a bright green Colocasia/Caladium (Elephant Ear) // Persicaria microcephala 'Red Dragon' (or Lysimachia “Firecracker” – which is invasive planted in ground) // Monarda (bergamot - bee balm) "Pardon my Pink" // Coleus (red or pink) // Ipomoea - Sweet Potato Vine "Sweetheart lime"

Pretty mix of plants for your summer patio or deck - Lime Potato Vine, Silver Lotus Vine, orange “Million Bells”, Stipa grass, purple Coleus

Dahlia, Sweet Potato Vine, Superbells,with some coleus would be a pretty combo