I've been dying to do this, but was so afraid I'd put the wrong things together. Well, ya gotta start sometime right?
I put a black elephant ear back right, then an asparagus fern on the left a little forward, pink impatien in middle front and a blackie potato vine coming out of the left front (opposite of the black EE) does that sound okay? there's still time to fix it, if I need to.
troy, it's a 7 gallon. I know both will make tubers, but I have other potato vines, so I don't need the potatoes from that one, and to be honest, I'm willing to change out the EE if someone can come up with a better choice. :) so put your thinking cap on!! If the container is big enough, I'm going to leave it. I grew some in a tad smaller container last year.
tig if the container is going to be placed in the shade then try a small hosta if you feel the EE won't fit the scheme. Begonias also like shade and come in beautiful colours. Some of these trail also!!
would the v. liriope work with the asparagus fern? I will make a pot with the VL, and what else??
I want to make more pots to sit around, so need ideas. I love the a. fern, it's gorgeous, and I have quite a few black potato vines started. I don't have many hostas, so would rather keep them in the ground.
I have liriope and asparagus fern together on a dry pond bank, but not in a pot. I can't think of any reason they wouldn't work, though. Maybe an iris would also work, as long as there's good drainage. It would need feeding in order to bloom in the pot, and then you would have the greenery all summer. The need to cut it back and the fact that it multiplies would mean it wasn't permanent but most things will need to be fussed over a bit more in a pot, I think. I hope you will post photos when you get some of these established.
I see you have the bug tig :-) Another shade plant is the coleus in many bright colours. Fuschias for shade too, edged with lobelia which trails - my favourites!! You have made a good start with some good choices!!
Oh, Margaret, I bought coleus seeds last night, and all three you named are so great. I had a great deal of difficulty resisting seeds I have no possibility of using this year. Why on earth did Mother Nature saddle me with such limitations?
lol Aimee - you should see my collection of seeds and most I can't sow until the new beds are dug. However, I will use the annuals for direct sow. Coleus and geraniums - they were my dad's favourites, inside and outside the house :-)