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Old 09-04-2013, 01:21 PM
 
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(oh good grief! Excuse my grammar- can't edit a title) "Rec AN outdoor plant..."

After 6 years of living in our house, I have just realized that our front door is begging for 2 large potted plants, one on either side. We have a covered porch so I'll have to hand-water. That's fine. Our porch gets no direct sunlight. Any recs for container plants that are low maintenance and that maybe you've been successful with here in San Antonio?

Here's a quick pic- (see- it's really begging for something!!!)


Also- best (reasonable) place to buy some big pots?

Thanks a bunch!

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Old 09-04-2013, 01:42 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Do you want annuals or perennials? Flowers or greens? how tall/wide?
Pretty much anything goes, including DIY containers.

5 Great Container Plants for Shade
11 Shade-Loving Container Plants : Outdoors : Home & Garden Television
Interesting plants for large container/full shade? - Texas Gardening Forum - GardenWeb
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The Enchanted Home: You had me at the front door.......
Potted Plants Framing Entrance Design Ideas, Pictures, Remodel, and Decor

Where to buy LARGE Planting Pots
http://www.kellermaterial.com/outdoor_living.html
check website like this: http://sanantonio.backpage.com/House...d-more/8523243
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:00 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Any Sanseviera ....

Sansevieria trifasciata 'Laurentii' 'Magic Sword'
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:04 PM
 
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I want to plant it once and have it live forever. Something nice and green, maybe a fern? I'm fine covering them for the few freezes we have.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:13 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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Well, they all need a little attention once in a while and Sansevieria are all green(with or without (variegation). Ferns may be hard to manage with such a narrow passage. Aglaonemas another good choice.

http://www.costafarms.com/public/pla...?Id=1&Letter=A
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:51 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I want to plant it once and have it live forever. Something nice and green, maybe a fern? I'm fine covering them for the few freezes we have.
You seem to want the perfect plant. I say go buy a plastic one
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:57 PM
 
Location: South Central Texas
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BTW O.P. , You can edit the title by going to "Go Advanced" within 1 & 1/2 hours of posting.
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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Ferns. Liriope (giant). Maybe a climbing plant, like an ivy?. Most hollies.
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:38 PM
 
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I would do ivy topiaries...we have some and they make it through winter fine. Would give you some height in that form, too. You could do cone shape, balls, or spiral. We put battery-operated lights on them over the holidays.
Boxwood topiaries would work, too.
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Tejas
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Considering how narrow it is, I too vote for the Sanseviera (mother-in-law's tongue). Get some pots that are tall and narrow, fill them half full and pop some in. I've got some that are 4' tall, so you might be surprised just how tall they are capable of reaching. They will thrive in direct sunlight, they will thrive in the darkest corner of your home as well. When they bloom they smell heavenly and have a very sweet odor.

It's best to have a narrow pot (old crocks work well) so that they grow directly upward. They will begin to crowd, at that point you just dump them out, tear off about 1/3 of the plants, pop them into another pot and then you'll have some for the indoors. They are excellent air purifiers for the home, and they will bloom indoors as well.

For a low maintenance plant that requires little sunlight, they'll work nicely.
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