To create a successful container the most important ingredient is quality potting soil. Choose a potting soil mixture that provides a good combination of excellent drainage and aeration.
Select plants that are compatible in terms of light, water, growth and the conditions for shade or sunny locations. Pay close attention to watering. For containers in sunny, hot or windy areas, watering twice a day may be necessary. A plant that has outgrown its pot will also need more frequent watering.