Last May, Ben and I spent a week at Aunt Jo and Uncle Rob's cottage and we loved their potted flower arrangements:
So naturally, as I've been thinking of our front porch - hanging baskets and our big blue pots - I asked Aunt Jo for advice: for recommendations of shade-loving flowers.
If the area is partly shaded, think about begonias, which are lush and brightly coloured, produce large blossoms and lots of them, and have a quasi-succulent leaf.
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Also, try shade-loving impatiens...
|Photo courtesy of The Greenery Nursery|
... and sky blue or dark blue lobelia; the trailing variety is lovely.
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Another one I like is cat's tail... trails and produces pretty red, fluffy flowers that look like tails.
|Photo courtesy of YIM Hafiz|
When you go out looking for plants, head inside the tented area; these are the shadier choices.
Thanks Aunt Jo!
- Mary Mary