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Aug 20, 2017 8:26 AM CST
Name: John Power
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 8b)
I live on the east coast of Florida about half way down the State. Vero Beach. An hour south of Cape Canaveral. Attached is a photo of my front porch area. It faces west. I am looking for ideas about what to plant in this area, maybe that could add a little color. I prefer something permanent so I do not have to keep replanting.


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Aug 20, 2017 10:24 AM CST

My suggestion: Cordyline, Crotons and Bromeliads and replacing the mulch with gravel and on the right a stoloniferous type Bromeliads spilling from a side turned pot. Pot can be plain or fancy.
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Aug 20, 2017 2:54 PM CST

If a flowering type plant is wanted ditch the Crotons and use dwarf Ixora.
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Aug 21, 2017 7:48 AM CST
Name: John Power
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 8b)
Thanks for the input
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Aug 21, 2017 8:18 AM CST
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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I love the spilling broms Lovey dubby .

NICE choices ScotTi!!!
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Aug 21, 2017 10:22 AM CST
Name: Dave
Dayton, TN (Zone 7a)
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Great designs @ScotTi!!!!!
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