Do you have old guttering? Don't throw it out just yet if you are a plant lover and have ran of planting room. If you have a fenced lawn you can always try this idea. It works great. I love using these for plants that vine or hang, It is gorgeous filled with Petunias . Screw the gutter to some 2x4's and then screw it onto your fencing , you may also want to add a couple of braces under the gutter so once it is filled with dirt and watered it supports the weight. Also make sure to drill some drain holes in the bottom of the Gutter.
If you have a small yard or growing area, No worries, Just grow your itmes in pots, or what you have available. Most people think that the smaller the area the less you can produce. That is just not the truth. You can grow tons of healthy vegetables, take much better care of them and they will produce twice as much with the proper care as they would growing in a large garden. I do it every year, we grow everything from peppers, cucumbers, raddishes, lettuces, herbs, lemon grass, canteloupe etc. In containers . We use large pots, totes, and all types of containers. Get creative and use what you have.
Lantana, Marigold, Cosmos, Geranium, Lavender, Salvia, Sedum, Herbs such as Rosemary, Thyme, Dill, Basil, Mints, Comfrey, Day lilies, Spider Lilies, Shasta Daisey, Evening Primrose, Flox,Tulips, Roses, Daffodils, Banana Tree, Crepe Myrtle, Boxwood, Camilla, Wysteria, Lilac, Fruit Trees, Hydrangea, Hibiscus, flower seeds such as Zennia, Cosmos, Marigold, and the list goes on and on. Make sure your full sun items have lots of water during the summer months, Banana trees love tons of water in a well drained soil, they also love organic and natural fertilization. The photo is a Hibiscus called "Midnight Marvel" what a spectacular beauty she is. Hibiscus have a lot of seed pods on them once they bloom. The seed pods when dried will contain anywhere from 2 to 100 tiny black seeds. I collect my seeds each year and start them in pots during the spring months for transplanting into the ground once large enough.
Weigela, Juniper, Crepe Myrtle, Knock out Roses, Jasmine, Elder flower, Magnolia, Camellia, Crab Apple, Campanulas, Barberries, Geraniums, Flox, Daffodils, Lirope, most flower bulbs will grow good light whether eastern or western sun, If western sun you would want to make sure they were not real shaded. Herbs also do great in full sun whether western or eastern. The trick to any good garden is good fertile soil, a good fertilizer each couple weeks in the growing and blooming months. Alson with sufficent water. The shrub in the photo is Weigela, it is a beautiful shrub that comes in several different colors and it loves the Western sun, or full sun. What a beauty.