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My gardening is limited to my partially shady patio. What kind of plants can I grow in containers?

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  1. You have so many options for containers, even in partial shade. A few flowering favorites in your area are begonias, impatiens, pansies, fuchsias, lobelia, and dianthus. Even roses and daylilies can be grown in containers in partial shade. Stately choices for larger containers include Japanese maples, flowering maple (Abutilon), and the heavenly scented brugmansia, also known as angel's trumpet. Create a container corner just for foliage. Starter options include hostas, ferns, caladium, hebes, heucherella and coleus. Set up a shady herb and culinary container garden for the kitchen with plants like lemon balm, mint, parsley, french tarragon, ginger, and chives. Throw in some leafy greens, radishes, green onions, carrots, broccoli and cauliflower and your set for a salad!

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