What's your question? Ask

Plant Recommendations

Q.Narrow Area And Wanting To Give It Some Color With Low To No Maintenance Plants.

Zone 60506 | Anonymous added on May 31, 2021 | Answered

I have an area between 2 fences and nothing but weeds grow. I want to put weed blocker fabric and mulch down and put potted plants on top of the mulch for low maintenance. I’m 66 and prefer not to put plants into the grown. What is the best plants to use in an area that is sunny in the morning but shady in the afternoon. Was thinking of hostas but need a suggestion on something colorful to alternate with it. The last photo is what usually grows there but in the 1st two you see what I’ve already cleared. Thanks for any suggestions.

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on June 7, 2021

Since you are in zone 5b, you would need plants rated for hardiness zone 3 to leave them in pots over the winter. That reduces your selection. I wouldn't use any pots that would crack during the winter like pottery. You might consider a groundcover planted inground.


Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Plant Recommendations
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert