Container Plant Options
Hello, I would like to get some advice on the type of plant for containers in a heavily shaded yard with only intermittent sun throughout the day. The soil is very sandy. My yard is full of Live and Water Oaks, which makes for an over abundance of leaves - year around.
I have a screened back porch with a bricked walking path to the pole barn. I have tried planting hostas along the front of the porch, to brighten things up and provide a pretty entryway. I planted 10 of them last spring/summer. Only one is making an attempt to come back. It was very clear last summer that they were not going to make it.
My thought was to place large containers along the front of the porch. I would like some recommendations for plants. I prefer perennials.