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Shade loving plants in Containers

Sometimes shade can be tricky in the garden.  Here are some great planters filled with shade loving plants you can easily find at your local nursery or online. Shade loving plants in containers makes them easy to care for and move if you need to. 

Do you have a shady patio or porch?  Want to fill it with containers full of color? I have some beautiful ideas for you of shade loving plants in containers.

We all know about sunny loving plants for containers like these window boxes overflowing with petunias all along the deck rails.

Shade Loving plants you can grow in containers and brighten up those dark spots!

or these hanging baskets that are lush and spilling.

Shade Loving plants you can grow in containers and brighten up those dark spots!

But sometimes what we need are great examples of eye catching color that thrive in lower light and shade.

Shade loving plants with colorful foliage

Beautiful coleus, Rex Begonias, Caladiums, and Creeping charlie provide colorful foliage that makes flowers seem superfluous. 

Get hayracks to place under windows on shaded porches. Fill them with all the foliage and tuck in some impatiens and fuchsias for a few blooms.  

Shade Loving plants you can grow in containers and brighten up those dark spots!

Shade loving spiller plants

The Creeping Charlie, Sweet Potato Vine, Creeping Jenny and Vinca make some some great spillers.

Shade Loving plants you can grow in containers and brighten up those dark spots!

These are packed so tightly you will need to give them plenty of liquid food to keep them all happy.  Worm casting tea with each watering would do the trick.

Coleus, Rex Begonia, Planters for Shade FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com Shade Loving plants you can grow in containers and brighten up those dark spots!

Stack them for height in your shade garden.

You have to love the bright greens and vibrant reds playing nice to together in tiered planters. This planter has lamium in it too. The leaves have a silvery sheen. 

Planters for shade, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com Shade Loving plants you can grow in containers and brighten up those dark spots!

 

Planters for shade, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com Shade Loving plants you can grow in containers and brighten up those dark spots!

There are so many brightly colored foliage plants that you rarely miss the flowers.

Planters for Shade, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com (14 of 43)

 

But then there are also many shade loving flowers.

Planters for Shade, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com Shade Loving plants you can grow in containers and brighten up those dark spots!
Some of these I have growing as ground cover and just need to dig up and plop into pots and display them on the porch. That bright red begonia is on my list to buy again this year.  I had one last year but failed to over winter it in a warm spot and it didn’t make it but it was well worth the $4 bucks I paid for it as it was gorgeous all summer long.

What do you like to grow in shade spots?
Here is a video of more shade plants you may like. 
Until next time!

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KariAnne

Monday 20th of July 2015

Love your flowers. Everything made me smile. :)

Happy day friend! karianne

Pamela

Monday 20th of July 2015

They all make me smile too, I am going to get busy planting up some shade plants as soon as I get home. What fun to have such bright blooms on the shady side of the house.

Ginene Nagel

Saturday 18th of July 2015

Pamela, I'm so glad I found your blog because you routinely address my problems. My building is in the shade and I have searched high and low for some attractive planting ideas. Now, not only have you put them together for me with plant types I can actually find here, but you've even given me the names. You are the best! I'm printing this out for next spring. Thank you so much. Ginene

Pamela

Monday 20th of July 2015

When I saw all these gorgeous plants together it was such a spark of inspiration of what I could do on my wrap around porch, I figured others could get some great ideas too. Sometimes is hard to imagine how to put it all together in my own mind. What is great about the Caladiums and flowering Begonias is they are bulbs you can over winter in a basement or other cool dry place while the Rex begonias and coleus can be brought in as house plants. I have started a ton of coleus varieties from seed as well, they are very easy if overwintering the plants is not practical.

Dawn

Saturday 18th of July 2015

Beautiful, I wish mine had more shade. They're hard to keep from drying out :) Enjoy your time with family!

Pamela

Monday 20th of July 2015

Thank you, Dawn. I am enjoying my time. Sometimes it helps to clear the brain to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle. I really loved the variety and how they mixed the shade loving plant. I am going to get start with some on my covered wrap around porch!

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