How to Choose Plants for Outdoor Containers. Planting in containers is a good idea for those who lack space and time for regular gardens. Maybe you want to use plants in pots to decorate your porch or patio. Since many plants over-winter.
Aechmea 'Dean' and Dichondra 'silver Falls' in large containers in reflecting pool at Chanticleer Gardens. Design by Chanticleer horticulturist Dan Benarcik. Photo by Chanticleer photographer Lisa Roper.
Lots of good planting schemes for containers and gardens here. Love the black-leaved Dahlia with purple Calibrachoa (they look like mini petunias), chartreuse sweet potato vine, alternanthera, pentas and bacopa. Sadly pots never look like this!