I have a front porch that runs the entire front of my house. It calls for something to hang between the posts. For years I've been using hanging baskets of impatiens because it's entirely in the shade all day. I'm growing tired of them. Also, as you can tell from the pictures, even the impatiens aren't doing well in some of the baskets. On the inside of the porch there are no blossoms at all, only from the street side and even there they are uneven. My house is dark brown so I need something light colored or it will just blend in with the house. I've considered lanterns but I'm not sure. Any suggestions would be welcome. Any landscaping suggestions would be appreciated as well. I think this landscaping is too symmetrical for a more rustic feeling house.