Need Some Ideas For Hardy Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Clinton, MA
Question by knew105261
March 5, 2001
I could use some help with my window boxes! Each year, I try something different and they die within 1 month. I've gotten advice from the local garden center with regard to my choices.

I have the boxes in both South and East facing windows.

I have tried Verbena, Impatients, Geraniums and Vinca to name a few from over the years. I've also tried manure mixed with the soil and have made sure it had the proper drainage putting rocks in the bottom of the boxes.

Please help before I resort to plastic flowers!


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Answer from NGA
March 5, 2001

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the day and can cook the plants roots, smaller boxes offer less protection than larger ones. It may be that your boxes are simply not deep enough or are not wide enough.

Finally, you might want to take a look at a book or two about container gardening since you have had so much trouble with it in the past. One I like is called "Container Gardening for Dummies".

I hope this helps you trouble shoot. the day and can cook the plants roots, smaller boxes offer less protection than larger ones. It may be that your boxes are simply not deep enough or are not wide enough.

Finally, you might want to take a look at a book or two about container gardening since you have had so much trouble with it in the past. One I like is called "Container Gardening for Dummies".

I hope this helps you trouble shoot.

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