I can't remember what that green thing in the middle is, but there are about 4 of them in there, even some short ones hiding down inside. I thought it was Philipine Violet but not sure now. They all require very little attention and still seem happy. I take my birds water dishes out about twice a week and pour down in there. (Kinda like a bird processed compost tea lol)
Molly that's nice! Can Coleus take direct sun? My wife really likes "Inky Fingers", so maybe that would be a good choice. Also, thinking of Plectranthus, if I can find a decent plant. I had a cuban oregano once a long time ago, and would like to get one again.
I have one 16" pot by the door that has a dwarf Alberta spruce in it. It has been doing nicely for three years. Last year I planted a Patriot hosta in with it. In the summer, I put in herbs and/or annuals, lately osteospermum, nasturtium and alyssum. During Christmas, I put in greens. I do the same in the pot on the other side, except that this gets a prostrate rosemary and has an Asiatic lily planted in it. I have a cute piece of terra cotta sculpture in that one. I have a half basket hanging underneath my house number that gets annuals. Pansies first, then whatever happens to amuse me at the garden center. The lily bulbs do well in the containers. I have a couple more planted that way. since they are near the door, it is easier to fight off the lily beetles. So far, daily examination and handpicking have worked. I have window boxes on the deck rail and containers elsewhere. I found tete a tete daffodils at Home depot in 8 packs. Now I have really early daffodils blooming. My ones in the ground have a week or so to go.