window boxes - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by sharonshilin
May 3, 2007
What are the best plants to use in a window box that will be located in full sun? Are there different heights and things?

Answer from NGA
May 3, 2007
For a hot sunny spot, marigolds would be a good choice, and Starbright zinnias, along with geraniums, Kenilworth ivy, and vinca. You'll find lots of other choices at your local garden center. If you choose both upright and trailing plants, your windowboxes will look terrific all summer long. For more pointers on growing plants in containers such as window boxes, you might wish to look at "Container Gardening For Dummies" by Bill Marken, ISBN 0-7645-5057-8.

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