Planters allow you to have an ornamental garden at home. These planters are available in a wide range of shapes, colors, and sizes. One big advantage of this is that you can provide your plants with the specific type of growing medium they require. A wide variety of plants grow well in planters. Impatiens are a common plant for growing in planters and containers because they are hardy and easy to care for as long as they are not exposed to frost. Impatiens are an annual that grow in vibrant pinks, whites, purples and reds. They can grow to be only 6 inches or can grow to 2 feet high. Impatiens like partial or full shade, so they are perfect for planters that are placed beneath trees or house eaves. Pair them with other shade-loving plants.
Purple fountain grass can be another choice for garden planters. Purple fountain grass adds visual interest to any planter when surrounded by shorter varieties of plants that share the same growing needs. Purple fountain grass is purple, as its name suggests, and grows as an annual. It loves full sun and does well with other sun-loving varieties. It grows to be about 2 to 3 feet high, so you will only want to plant purple fountain grass in larger planters, rather than in small containers, which will give it a top-heavy look.