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How to Choose Container Plants Place in the Shade

As I mentioned in the last blog, Container Plants for Sun, after you choose your containers and place them where you want them, you need to determine how much sun they will receive. Containers that are in the sun six or more hours a day need plants that grow in the sun and containers that get less than six hours a day of sun need plants that grow in the shade. Fewer types of flowers flourish in the shade, so you may have to depend on plants with colorful foliage to add bright spots to your shady areas. Here are some suggestions for plant combinations for containers in the shade.

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