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Old 04-10-2018, 06:32 PM
 
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They will last much longer if you plant them and water them and feed them.
Plants don't grow in cement.

If my current geranium dies (I water weekly) I will try a fuschia. They are pretty.
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Plants don't grow in cement.

If my current geranium dies (I water weekly) I will try a fuschia. They are pretty.
You can plant plants in pots, and then put the pot on the cement. The pots you buy them in are (usually) not meant to be their long-term home.

We have geraniums in pots that are probably 10 years old. When it's warm enough, they sit on our concrete patio for months at a time. When it's hot out, they get watered every day, sometimes twice.
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Plants don't grow in cement.
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:19 PM
 
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I live in the city!
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:22 PM
 
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You can plant plants in pots, and then put the pot on the cement. The pots you buy them in are (usually) not meant to be their long-term home.

We have geraniums in pots that are probably 10 years old. When it's warm enough, they sit on our concrete patio for months at a time. When it's hot out, they get watered every day, sometimes twice.
I bought the hanging bucket (see Ikea link above) so the flowers will be out of harm's way. No bums or dogs can pee on them!
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Old 04-10-2018, 08:02 PM
 
Location: a primitive state
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8b is too hot for a fuchsia. ��

There are plenty of durable plants that will do well in a shady window box. Variegated ivy, little crotons, angel wing begonias, asparagus fern, lysimachia, some coleus, white euphorbia, etc. A lot of succulents prefer shade, too.

Don’t be afraid to use colorful foliage and various textures. Choose plants that don’t need tons of water. Ask questions at your garden center.
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Old 04-10-2018, 09:27 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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8b is too hot for a fuchsia. �� ........

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I don't think 8b would be too hot for fuchsias that are being kept in shade all day. Fuchsias are tropical plants and have a tolerance for both low and high temperatures. I live in a 9b zone with late spring through to late autumn temps ranging between high 80's to low 100's and the fuchsias here flourish in the heat. As long as they always get plenty of water and good air circulation around them they do fine at high temps even if they're in full sun all day. If fuchsias in containers get brought inside in late September to grow indoors or in greenhouses under lights through winter they stay evergreen. Fuchsias in the ground go dormant for winter.

Annual, perennial and evergreen fuchsia plants, bushes and trees are super popular with thousands of gardeners here. They're kind of a specialty produced by the many Dutch greenhouses and nurseries hereabouts.


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Old 04-11-2018, 07:56 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Tuberous begonias are wonderful in window boxes.
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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8b is too hot for a fuchsia. ��
I agree, especially for someone who is challenged to keep plants alive in the first place.

We are in 8a and come July/August you basically have to have a cool automatic drip on a fuchsia (at least in a hanging basket) throughout the day to keep it alive. It helps to keep it out of the wind as well.
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:57 AM
 
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Coral bells could be pretty.
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