I'm happy to say that I have been blessed with a wonderful neighbor who loves container gardening as much as I do, and is a great inspiration to me as far as trying new things to her garden and surrounding herself with blooming flowers!
The white trailing flowers above are called Verbena, the common name being trailing vervain. They come in many colors and are certainly something to try in your container garden. They produce profuse flowers over an exceptionally long season, and are ideal in containers or trailing over stones and rock walls. Sounds lovely to me! The orange flower on the right is called Ganzania, the other one I don't recognize.
A blooming Portulaca succulent fills a corner nicely. This is a great plant by the way, though it's an annual for those who live in areas where it freezes. Nonetheless, give it a try and look for the plants with blooms in several colors on one plant, stunning! It can be used as a ground cover or in pots.
Sweet small blooms on her courtyard table.....this is Calibrachoa, trailing mini petunia, that is called a delicate perennial.....so it depends on where you live. I have to be honest, I haven't had such great luck with this one, but as you can see my neighbor has a special touch.
And not only does my dear neighbor have a special touch with flowers, like me she is also bothered by the look of her air conditioner at her back door, so she covered it with bamboo fencing, a nice alternative to looking at a huge eyesore!
And here at the entrance to her home, in a built in planter, Hedenbergia at the top (per my recommendation, and hers is growing like wild fire, since I gather it loves the size of her planter versus my not so large pot....) mixed with Geranium, fragrant Alyssium with the tiny white blooms, purple heart, and some more Calibrachoa. There's no end to the wonderful things one can do with plants!