I put thyme and begonias in my hanging pots on my porch. I settled on this combination after trying a number of things, and both plants are always luxuriant and happy.
My big pot has creeping Jenny as well as a purple sweet potato vine to spill out over the sides. Then there is a fuchsia geraniaum, 3 dark-yellow marigolds, a purple basil, and four begonias. Oh! And a spike! Which some stranger has already yanked up in passing, so I pushed it back in and stroked it and hoped for the best. The squirrels also dug in the pot like crazy, so I put mothballs in bags and set them under the leaves and it seems to be keeping the squirrels out of my pot and the carcinogens away from my edibles.
I planted cilantro seeds in this container in the back yard, and I thought the squirrels and birds had eaten all of them, but lo! they emerged! I'm going to try the cut-and-come-again method to see if I can prevent it from going to seed right away.
I snapped a photo of this vine-weed for my Easter post. Its vibrant growth needs no help from me, which I love.
A neighbor's window box with sweet little figurine.
No need for balustrades on this neighbor's porch with planter boxes. And such charming colors.
A lush combination of creeping Jenny (my favorite!) and big begonias.
How does your garden grow?