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.
Gotta Garden / 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.
Plant Container tips: A general design rule is to mix elements, such as vertical and cascading. A general design rule is “one vertical element, two bushy plants that grow up and out, and two cascading plants,