DH and I made these tipsy buckets a few years ago and I've experimented to see what flowers do the best in them. For me, this year has been the prettiest so far. I used begonias in the upper pots and variegated Swedish ivy in the tub on the bottom. I like the combination and since mine are in the shade most of the day, these flowers seem to work best. Thanks for looking!
Here's a view of the collection of "junk" around the pots as well. My sea captain statue used to stand guard at our camper on the Bay.