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.
Elephant Ear and Asparagus Fern make a great plant combination for a container garden-and they're both easy to grow! I know the asparagus fern is easy to grow inside, but need to look up other (Longwood- always worth the trip).
I love this mix of orange canna, coleus, and purple sweet potato vine. Wish I knew what the lovely orange flowers are.but I can imagine this planting with nasturtiums or french marigold (especially in the bug deterence border)