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Old 04-28-2011, 07:28 AM
 
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If you go with Petunias - go with the Wave Petunias because you do not need to dead head them - The regular petunias need to be dead headed after they bloom - I made the mistake of planting red ones down my walk way 2 summers ago - they were beautiful though but annoying cause I had to keep taking off the dead heads.,..
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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The past few years I've planted Petunias in boxes (hanging off my front porch) and I've noticed a couple things. One is if you use Miracle Grow on them once per week for a couple months, they really take off and cover over the entire box. And second, they seem to have a life span and start drying out/looking bad in early September. I think this year I may add Potatoe Vine with Petunias for a little more interest. Impatiens also will flow over a pot if you fertilize them regularly and look nice.
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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If you go with Petunias - go with the Wave Petunias because you do not need to dead head them - The regular petunias need to be dead headed after they bloom - I made the mistake of planting red ones down my walk way 2 summers ago - they were beautiful though but annoying cause I had to keep taking off the dead heads.,..
Didn't konw that... good to know. Mine are always in boxes hanging on the porch railing, so easy to dead head. I tried the Wave Petunias a few years ago and didn't have much luck, but that was before someone told me to use Miracle Grow bloom food every week.
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:43 PM
 
Location: oregon
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Have any of you tried planting strawberries or cherry tomato's in window boxes...Ours are 40 inch long boxes that hang on the edge of our south facing front porch and have coral bells, strawberries and Sweet Pea (very tiny but good)tomato's in them..I have 6 of these boxes and will try growing almost anything..
Its just fun trying new plants in small spaces
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Old 04-29-2011, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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Have any of you tried planting strawberries or cherry tomato's in window boxes...Ours are 40 inch long boxes that hang on the edge of our south facing front porch and have coral bells, strawberries and Sweet Pea (very tiny but good)tomato's in them..I have 6 of these boxes and will try growing almost anything..
Its just fun trying new plants in small spaces
There are a ton of youtube videos on window box gardening, check out
YouTube - How to Create a Window Box for Any Season you can just search for more and I am sure you will enjoy watching them.
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:17 AM
 
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Thank you for the wonderful ideas. I may go with petunias.
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