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Window Boxes

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Question: 925-1713
We have 4 window boxes in full sun for most of the day. We have planted impatiens, petunias and marigolds but unfortunately nothing lasts more than a couple of weeks. Do you have any suggestions as to what we should plant or what we could do differently? Jennifer, Narragansett, RI

Mort's Answer:
There are two excellent plants for window boxes in the sun that require less water. Geraniums come in pinks, reds and whites. Pelargonium also has ivy type plants and variegated flowers in the Lady Washingtons. P. domesticum are often referred to as show geraniums. They also have serrated leaves. Another good substitute is Million Bells. Calibrachoa comes in a variety of colors including "Hot Pink". Both plants should be planted after May 1st. Water every day until plants root in good soil. Put an inch of sand at the bottom of the boxes for drainage. Both plants enjoy heavy feeding once established.

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Question: 824-2216
We have 4 window boxes in full sun for most of the day. We have planted impatiens, petunias and marigolds but unfortunately nothing lasts more than a couple of weeks. Do you have any suggestions as to what we should plant or what we could do differently? Jennifer, Narragansett, RI

Mort's Answer:
There are two excellent plants for window boxes in the sun that require less water. Geraniums come in pinks, reds and whites. Pelargonium also has ivy type plants and variegated flowers in the Lady Washington. P. domesticum are often referred to as show geraniums. They also have serrated leaves. Another good substitute is Million Bells. Calibrachoa comes in a variety of colors including "Hot Pink". Both plants should be planted after May 15. Water every day until plants root in good soil. Put an inch of sand at the bottom of the boxes for drainage. Both plants enjoy heavy feeding once established.

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