The Summer's Prettiest Container Plantings

This Hometalk post looks at some of the prettiest summer containers and offers planting notes that will allow you to recreate the look!
One trend I keep seeing over and over again this summer is large container plantings like the one you see here.
Morning Sun/Part Sun:

1. Lantana 'Evita Red' 2. Coleus 'Marble Red' 3. Floss Flower, Ageratum 'High Tide Blue' 4. Nemesia nesia 'Sunshine' (seen next picture)
4. A closer look at Floss Flower, Ageratum 'High Tide Blue' & Nemesia nesia 'Sunshine' (seen in the previous container planting).
Another trend I have noted gardeners embracing this summer is mixing traditional annuals with houseplants. I have two examples.
Part Shade to Shade container planting:

1. Alocasia 'Low Rider' 2. Wandering Jew, Tradescantia albiflora or Zebrina pendula (houseplant) 3. Sweet Potato Vine, Ipomoea batatas 'Blackie' 4. Spider plant, Chlorophytum comosum (houseplant)
I really liked this urn with its minimal palette of greens, white and deep chocolaty-mauve.
Part Shade/Full shade urn:

1. Alocasia 'Low Rider' 2. Hosta 'Island Breeze' 3. Caladium spp. 4. Purple Waffle Plant, Hemigraphis alternata 5. Scotch Moss, Sagina subulata 'Aurea' 6. Button Fern, Pellaea rotundifolia
There are so many fabulous varieties of Coleus to choose from these days. Who needs flowers when foliage provides this much color?
Part shade wooden box container planting:

1. Coleus 'Wasabi' 2. Coleus 'Saturn' 3. Begonia boliviensis 'Bossa Nova Red' 4. Pansy 'Cool Blue Wave' 5. Fuchsia 'Autumnale' 6. Fuchsia 'Marinka' at the sides of the box (not shown)
If you are interested in further inspiration, there are more container gardens in my blog post.
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