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window boxes

I am looking for suggestions for window boxes, west facing, under overhang, so not many hours of sun, but intense when it is present.

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I am looking for suggestions for window boxes, west facing, under overhang, so not many hours of sun, but intense when it is present. /thanks!!!

—teresa caspar

Answer:

Hi teresa,

Based on what you’ve described, it seems as though good old geraniums would thrive as well as an assortment of trailing foliage vines like sweet potato or vinca.  Sometimes that hot afternoon sun, even in small doses, can be powerful enough to allow you to grow many of the sun annuals on the market.  So don’t shy away from wave petunias or sun coleus if you think you get at least 4 hours of hot afternoon sun.

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