I write mostly about the plants in my shade gardens. That's partly because there are very few spots in my garden with any substantial doses of sunshine. But there are some portions and spots that receive a few hours of direct sunlight in the middle of the day. One is the edible garden. One is an outer portion of the front garden. And one was created in the back garden when a very large drake elm was cut down in 2010.
You may recall the two new planting beds I made this spring. I explained how to make them here in 10 Easy Steps:: Making a Planting Bed. They were both created to take advantage of the sunlight. Along the new pathway, next to one of the new beds, I put together four container arrangements (on each side of the wide pathway) with plants that love the sun.
They sit stair-stepped on a slight slope, leading from the back lanai and patio area, to the back gardens. Butterflies & pollinators that hang out in the flowers are one of the benefits of flowering plants. All those bright colors and textures make me want to hang out, too.
Here's the list of plants I combined (not all in the same container) :
Blue Salvia 'Mystic Spires'
Ornamental Sweet Potato Vine (Ipomoea batatas)
Agastache 'Summer Love'
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