Sometimes a large planter that is dramatic is all you need. This planter, coupled with the bedding plants behind, gives a dramatic focal point. Bright mixes of color cascade from the base while the tropical palm adds drama and height.
Gather multiple potted plants to create the splendor of an in-ground border in a spot where gardening is otherwise impossible. Using containers, you can fill a space with beautiful color and texture that rivals earthbound planting beds. - My Cool Garden
Containers for poolside. Plants for Containers in the Sun. My favorite perennial for pots in the sun — sedums of all types. I also love grasses with trailing plants, the photo right being a stunning example of combination.