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Covered patio, container plants

Posted by cursivesailor Zone9 New Orleans (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 7, 08 at 23:50

We are about to start building our house. The living space will be on the second floor, the first floor will be half enclosed garage. But the back half will be open to the back yard. We are in New Orleans, and I don't want to get wet again, hence the raised house. Our "covered patio" area will be about 35 by 35 feet. Huge area, most of which will have no direct sunlight. What shade plants do well in containers? Tall, short, mini-trees, a little bit of everything.

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RE: Covered patio, container plants

I live south of you on the coast. i elevated my house and enclosed some underneath also. I have a lot of potted plants. They are rubber plant, shefflera, mother in law tongue, norfolk island pine, devil's backbone(bird of paradise),asparagus fern, foxtail fern, begonias,succulents, just to name a few. These do well for me. Good luck to you.

RE: Covered patio, container plants

I have a hydrangea that has done well in partial shade in a pot since last spring. The first flower is coming out now. I also have asparagus fern, toad lilies, autumn fern, Irish moss, dianthus, and alyssum in pots. All have done well in indirect light or shade.

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