I planted the two whiskey barrels that are on each side of the entrance to our shop with begonias, ferns, and upright fuchsia. I took these photos today, at the shop, before I went out in the field to plant containers. They were so beautiful that I couldn't resist. These flowering begonias provide a beautiful splash of color amongst the ferns.
This upright Fuchsia- with its trumpet like flowers- gets about 2 feet high and can withstand the mid summer heat. It blooms non stop and is one of my favorites for shade.