We decided to plant some of our herbs in containers and leave them on the porch deck this year. They suffer attacks from rabbits and woodchucks when placed in the garden. The dill, basil, thyme, and rosemary hopefully will be safer under our watchful eye (and in the patrol path of Inspector Suki. We'll see...
The bargain geraniums, asperagas ferns, and some purple basil fill the large box, and a couple of ceramic pots. They are exposed to full sunlight and rainwater and tend to prosper in this location.
Colorful impatiens line one corner of our garage driveway. These are also covered with netting to discourage the critters while they are getting started.
A spike plant and more geraniums (remember our bargain purchase...) fill another flower box. We may add a climbing plant or two to take advantage of the lattice work on this unit.