Moved here from MN August 2012 have redone our front courtyard & it is doing well. My problem is a small patio about 6x16 on north side of house...it gets morning & late afternoon sun. I cannot seem to keep hanging baskets or annuals in containers alive. I have to hand water. I would like to try more container gardening there but not sure what to try. I saw a picture of containers with succulents that was attractive Are some better than others for containers? We are in a townhouse in Sun City so cannot expand. thanks for any ideas.