Q.which plants to use
I have a large front porch with very tall ceilings and very tall doors. I have pots flanking the front door. My question is what to plant in the pots. One pot gets full morning sun while the other is fully shaded. I love the idea of using some sort of evergreen that looks good year round and then using seasonal fillers.
Container plants are a wonderful way to decorate a porch.
I would suggest visiting your local garden centers and see what is available in your growing zone.
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