what to plant in a pot on the porch

zippity1April 2, 2011

i have a hot west facing back porch (cypress, tx)

anyone have suggestions on what to plant here (maybe some kind of palm?)

any idea would be helpful

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chena(z8 Texas)

Is it indirect sun? If so WOW there are many Beautiful plants that would look great!

Kylie

    Bookmark   April 2, 2011 at 7:29PM
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zippity1

the porch gets direct west late afternoon sun
very hot strong sunlight, but only a couple of hours a day
the rest of the day, it's just bright indirect light

    Bookmark   April 2, 2011 at 8:21PM
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pjtexgirl(7b DFW)

aloe, lantana, hesperaloe (red yucca), yucca, mexican feather grass, kidneywood tree, Junipers, linhiermer's guara (apple blossom bush?), anisacanthus, diamania, Esperanza, rock rose, and cactus.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2011 at 10:07PM
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kbaird4939

Bouganvillia would be gorgeous. Just remember to protect it in the winter if you want it to survive for the next year.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 12:03PM
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zippity1

thank you for your suggestions i went to arbor gate this morning and bought a smaller bougainvilla and a varigated white blooming potato vine and a really pretty smaller trellis
i'm pretty sure i'll use the potato vine on the back porch with the trellis and the bougainvilla can go on the deck
i also got a dark blue plumbago
i wanted about 100 thousand dollars worth of other stuff, but, i had to fit the groceries in with the plants and the trellis, so i had to stop there!

    Bookmark   April 3, 2011 at 2:58PM
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