Every spring, I plant 7 hanging baskets for the front (actually the side, but it faces the street). It took me several years to figure out which flowers work best in this mostly shady/partly sunny spot. The best results for me have been begonias. This year, we visited the nursery a week earlier than usual (because of the awesome weather) and I was able to get begonias in 7 different colors -- a color for each basket. Pictures of these will have to wait until they bloom a little more.
I also planted some pots of flowers that I had never done before, just because they looked so pretty. Here are some multi-colored portulacas.
And a beautiful selection of multi-colored celosia. The fuzzy part in the middle reminds me of a caterpillar.
And, I tried a new type of geranium this year, which I found at a new-to-me greenhouse in Anchorage, Suttons. What a fun and funky place!
Let's hope I don't kill these 3 beauties. They all require full sun. This is something that our property, with all of its birch trees, doesn't often get. I'll be moving them around to the sunniest spots all summer long.