Online Color Swap

Website labels each planting so you can create your own container arrangement. A=Creeping Jenny B=Magenta Impatiens C=Swallowtail Coleus

best cascading plants for containers.

Part Shade

Potted plants for shady areas. My friend in La. does this and then she places the various potted plants at different heights around the trees in her yard. Beautiful!

LOVE these colors

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

Shade wall container garden...

This is gorgeous and so simple...Four varieties of coleus pair beautifully with chartreuse and black sweet potato vine. Love these colors together.

Love coleus

Plants for shade: Try Contrasting Containers. If you're not sure where to start, look at your container and complement or contrast it with color. Here, the black pots look great against bold, bright colors. A. Coleus (Solenostemon 'Daffy'): 1 B. Sedge (Carex hachijoensis): 1 C. Caladium 'Florida Beauty': 1 D. Coleus (Solenostemon 'JoDonna'): 1

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Instructions on how to propagate variegated coleus in the fall so that you'll have spring plants.

How to Divide Hostas - I do this - I buy one hosta and divide it into three and plant three from one purchased pot. They all grow quickly to look bigger than the original single purchased plant.

Geranium container

This modern take on a watering trough makes an interesting raised bed, and can be built in one of four different configurations: a 5' 5 1/2" x 3' 3" rectangle, a 4' 9" x 3' 11" rectangle, 6' 10 1/2" x 1' 9 1/2" rectangle, or a 3' 3" x 3' 3" square. From gardeners.com.

Pretty annual flower container arrangement. Purple Fountain Grass, Sweet Potato Vine ... and Purple Lantana. Great use of height vs viney.