"Plants have best friends just like people do. Marigolds help tomatoes and roses grow better. Nasturtiums keep bugs away from squash and broccoli. Petunias protect beans from beetles and oregano chases them away from cucumbers. Geraniums keep Japanese beetles away from roses and corn. Chives make carrots sweeter, and basil makes tomatoes even tastier"
Growing Climbing Plants in Containers Many compact climbers, such as jasmine and some clematis, are well suited to living in pots. All they need is a good-sized container, suitable support and regular watering and feeding.
Allium's will add height and calm drama with it's pom pom style flower heads.A versatile plant for cottage beds to the modern steel container. Plant them near to the front boarder so there slender necks are shown off. Perennial
Hosta 'Dorothy Benedict'--one of the top streaked breeding hostas, and a gorgeous one at that! Hostas can thrive in true shade. You will see them at malls, inside, or under awnings. Coleus is another example of plant that will thrive in shade, also comes in lots of colors, even dark purples.
"She did not need much, wanted very little. A kind word, sincerity, fresh air, clean water, a garden, kisses, books to read, sheltering arms, a cozy bed, and to love and be loved in return." ~ Starra Neely Blade