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Old 04-26-2012, 07:02 PM
 
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Hello! I'm looking for a plant suggestion for some planters on my front porch. The plant would get sun in the afternoons and would be out of harsh wind. I would prefer something that doesn't bloom and maybe something that would 'spill' over the edge of it's planter down the front of my porch.

I really like these - but have no idea what they are!



Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:04 PM
 
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I should also mention I'd like something with a bit of height because I'm looking to shield my dog from being able to see the street below where kids ride their bikes

THANKS again!
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:15 PM
 
Location: rain city
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Is that scarlet runner bean?

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Old 04-26-2012, 07:21 PM
 
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Could be! your guess is better than mine!
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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Scarlett runner bean and cypress vine.
Both annual.
Very pretty vines.
I would also suggest Moonflower vine, it blooms big white fragrant blooms
when it gets dark, what a treat! you can smell it while you are sitting on the
porch.
Try also sweet potatoe vine for color, they sell sweet potatoes at the HD or Lowes.
Just put some Miracle grow on them and watch them take off.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:05 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Careful with the Cypress vine, they self seed and can pop up everywhere. I tried for 5 years to eradicate mine and finally decided the best I could do was to just keep them from taking over the flower bed. On the plus side hummingbirds seem to love them.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:28 PM
 
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The hanging plants are Sweet Potato Vines and the little red flowers peeking out are red calibrachoa. It's a fairly common mix for hanging baskets although they usually show the vine just getting started and more of the flowers.

Container Garden | Plant & Flower Stock Photography: GardenPhotos.com

Beautiful Flower Pot With Geranium, Calibrachoa (Million Bells), Sweet Potato Vine, Framing House Entrance Stock Photo 32336311 : Shutterstock
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Woodstock, GA
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Looks like Sweet Potato Vine to me. My mother has them on her porch and really enjoys that bright green color.
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