Repurpose a vintage galvanized metal bucket and an antique, salvaged spigot / faucet to create a stunning flower planter for your porch! I used a couple of pipe pieces from the hardware store to finish this, and then planted it with portulaca (moss roses)
Bring On the Sun - 122 Container Gardening Ideas - Southernliving. The high-drama, low-maintenance container spotlights 'Variegated Spreading Salmon' SunPatiens, but leaves room for a foxtail asparagus fern and a pot of 'Neon' pothos.
Herbs like rosemary, lemon grass & garlic chives can feature as the star attraction in large pots. Partner with a cascading plant like variegated mother of herbs, sweet potato vine or licorice vine. Should help with mosquitos as well.