How to Choose Container Plants Place in the Sun
In the previous blog, Instant Color¸ I talked about adding spring color to your garden with containers and the types of containers available. After you choose your containers, try placing them in several areas to decide the best location for them. Some suggested places for containers are on the steps or along the walkway to your house, next to the doorway and on the patio or deck.
Once you have decided where you want to place your containers, you need to determine how much sun they receive each day. If the container is in the sun for six or more hours a day, you will need to use plants that grow well in the sun. You will need to use plants that prefer shade in containers that receive less than six hours of sun a day.
Here are some suggestions for plant combinations for containers in the sun:
Black and Yellow:
Purple and Pink:
Yellow and Orange:
- A New Zealand Flax with striped green and yellow leaves in the center of the container for height
- Several orange Zinnias around the Flax to form a mid-level of color
- Several yellow Calibrachoas spaced around the edges of the container where they will hang down