BaileyM said:I live in an apartment with a small balcony, right beside a busy road. I hung a 36" basket on the railing facing inward, so I can enjoy the plants while sitting on the balcony. The balcony is covered and faces west, and we get only afternoon and a little evening sun, and I'm in a zone 7. Because the balcony is covered and the planter is facing inward, I'm leaning toward part-shade plants, but I'm afraid they'll fry in the afternoon sun. But I'm afraid more sun-loving plants might not get enough sun. I would love to have at least some flowering plants and something tallish to block some of the road view. Any advice on what plants would work best in these conditions is greatly appreciated!