Planting Window Boxes

Discussion in 'Annuals, Biennials, Perennials, Ferns and Bulbs' started by latkins, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. latkins

    latkins Member

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    I have 2 north facing window boxes, shaded by large overhangs and therefore no sun and need shade loving and deer resistant annuals or perennials that could do well into the early fall. Any suggestions? I am on Vancouver Island.
     
  2. Rima

    Rima Active Member

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    Impatiens?
     
  3. Laurie

    Laurie Active Member Maple Society 10 Years

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    My vote is for fuchsias - upright, trailing, or both, but I guess that it would also depend on the color of your house. Check out the following link for fuchsias hardy in the Pacific Northwest:
    http://www.nwfuchsiasociety.com/hardies/hardyfuchsias.htm.

    Other considerations: a dwarf conifer (perhaps Chamaecyparis obtusa cultivar), a dwarf holly (perhaps Ilex crenata cultivar), vinca, a grass (perhaps Carex conica or Carex morrowii cultivar) ...

    Speaking of fall, here is another link with a few ideas:
    http://homechannel.aol.com/aolhome/gallery/archive/0,22116,1098256,00.html.
     

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