Planter for Sun and Shade beside a Fence

This was my mature growth Planter for Sun and Shade beside a fence in the middle to late summer.  

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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.

 

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Persian Shield

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.  

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Persian Shield is heat tolerant and easy to maintain.  

 

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Dusty Miller

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.

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Coleus

Coleus is a “filler” plant.  

They are a wonderful filler plant and come in many different colors, leaf shapes and forms.

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Begonia

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.

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Sweet Potato Vine

Sweet Potato Vine, is an amazing spiller.  

It grows fast and flows almost like a vine (hence “spiller” name).  

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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.

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We were thrilled with the results and plan to continue the exact same arrangement again next summer.

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