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Old 07-23-2015, 08:18 PM
 
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Thanks for all the compliments everyone. I ended up using the coco liners, but still had to plant them with the liner in the box first. It wasn't too bad, but I am bummed because now that the boxes are already installed, the lip of the sill is over the box so I won't ever be able to fit pvc liners in there. Oh well...live and learn. Here are some updated photos of the boxes.

They look great, but I find geraniums to be kind of a lot of work (deadheading). Any suggestions for next year? Something easy that you don't have to deadhead.
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Old 07-23-2015, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Northern Illinois
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Thanks for all the compliments everyone. I ended up using the coco liners, but still had to plant them with the liner in the box first. It wasn't too bad, but I am bummed because now that the boxes are already installed, the lip of the sill is over the box so I won't ever be able to fit pvc liners in there. Oh well...live and learn. Here are some updated photos of the boxes.

They look great, but I find geraniums to be kind of a lot of work (deadheading). Any suggestions for next year? Something easy that you don't have to deadhead.


Your flower boxes look just beautiful - and your choices are great!! As for something for next year which needs no deadheading - check this out: https://www.provenwinners.com/plants...brachoa-hybrid

They are annuals, like sun, come in lots of brilliant colors and NO DEADHEADING!!! They are wonderful - look like tiny petunia petals!!!
Dwarf Rose Moss might also be a possibility - likes poor soil - likes to trail, and no deadheading necessary.
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Old 07-24-2015, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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yes the calibrachoa are a great choice as are sweet potato vines and asparagus ferns. I like to load up my containers to absolute jam packed. I fertilize once a week even with fertilizer in the potting soil and water every day..sometimes twice a day when it gets over 95.
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Old 07-24-2015, 09:12 AM
 
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Nice boxes. I really like the look of the geraniums. The red really pops.
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