suggestions for hot dry containers
I actually live in the burbs of Chicago (zone 5) but am visiting my sister who lives mid-valley SLC (zone 6?). We have been gathering ideas for a little courtyard area behind her townhouse but now she wants ideas for containers that can thrive all summer on her deck which has a beautiful view of the Wasatch mountains but as a result is in hot sun almost all day. It is hot, dry and windy up there. The easier care these containers can be the better. She doesn't know what she planted last summer but she said whatever she put out there burned to a crisp.
I'd love to leave her with some suggestions of tried and true for Utah as opposed to tried & true for the mid-west.
What works well for you in a hot southeast exposure?