planters flanking front door
I'm looking for ideas for plants that will look good next to the front door, do well in a large container with weekly watering, be more or less symmetrical with slightly different conditions, stay under a foot high, and not go too much wider than a foot.
My neighbor's terra cotta planters are on both sides of the front door, each about 2.5 to 3 ft. high, and 1 foot wide and deep. Her landscape designer planted phormium and bacopa in them, and the mailman has been asking if she could do something about them -- the mail slot is a foot above one pot, and it's not pleasant to be poked in the eye with overgrown phormium! The door faces east, and because of surrounding shrubs, one pot gets more heat and light than the other, but they're both in direct sun with afternoon shade. They get hand-watered once a week. Plants along the front walk include biokovo geranium, bergenia, dogwood (a few trees fell down in the past couple years, so it used to be shadier).