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Container-wow the color!! I wonder if we could build containers around our trees and put lovely shade plants in
The best window box is the one you can't see. Whatever you planted in there should be so happy that it cascades down the wall to spill onto the sidewalk, threatening to trip passersby. Coleus, sweet potato vine, and caladium: They like a little shade, which makes them the perfect combination to plant beneath a balcony or eave. Water them every day. Image via Stately.
Coleus. Grow coleus for its fantastic foliage -- there are hundreds of varieties, and they feature leaves splashed, spotted, streaked, and otherwise colored with shades of chartreuse, purple, pink, red, black, and green. Make eye-catching combinations by growing a few varieties of coleus together -- or complement your favorite flowers with coleuses that have similar leaf colors.