Every spring when I fill my planters, I comb the nursery for something exotic. More often than not, I end up disappointed and with planters that, well, fizzle. This year, inspired by an article in Country Living, I decided to go basic. Sweet potato vine, creeping Jenny (lysimachia â€œGoldilocksâ€) and Kong coleus. I planted them in May and crossed my fingers. Less than a month later, I already have plants that are trailing over the sides and while the Kong coleus arenâ€™t quite Empire State Building big, theyâ€™ve doubled in size. Next year, I may switch up the colors, but Iâ€™ll definitely stick with the basics. What about you? Got any planter favorites to share? â€” Sarah L.