This was my mature growth Planter for Sun and Shade beside a fence in the middle to late summer.
As you can see, the plants filled out nicely.
Planter for Sun and Shade beside a Fence
The fence gives the Persian Shield great support. You also benefit from an explosion of color on the fence.
In the winter I replace the plants create a winter themed planter.
So now I will show you step by step how to make this planter.
First you need a planter container with enough depth to allow the root system to grow and support the weight of mature plants.
This is Persian Shield, it’s a great “thriller” plant. It is a stunning combination of purple, green and silver.
It can grow 18 – 36 inches high and spread 18 -24 inches.
Persian Shield is heat tolerant and easy to maintain.
The Dusty Miller is a filler plant and will grow to 4- 8 inches. Dusty Miller is easy to maintain and thrives in the sun.
Coleus is a “filler” plant. They are a wonderful filler plant and come in many different colors, leaf shapes and forms.
Begonia is another awesome filler plant with it’s own unique color pallet.
Buying Tip! I bought this basket because it had 3 begonia plants in it.
I separated them and planted each one in a planter.
This is a great way to save money at the basket cost $9/ 3 and they were a good size. It’s impossible to buy 3 separate plants at this price.
Sweet Potato Vine
Sweet Potato Vine, is an amazing spiller. It grows fast and flows almost like a vine (hence “spiller” name).
Final infant product a beautiful colorful Planter for Sun and Shade beside a fence.
We have one planter at the middle point of each 8 feet section of fence.
This spacing provides a very consistent look across the fence line and helps set off the hanging plant baskets.