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by gardeningmomma on April 04, 2006 10:14 AM
Just curious as to what you all have in (or would put in) a window box.
Thanks,
Gail
by Deborah L. on April 04, 2006 10:32 AM
Pansies, marigolds, herbs that will stay smallish, geraniums, lettuces, radishes, mini carrots.

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by SpringFever on April 04, 2006 09:31 PM
Right now I have weeds.... But I am going to put some inpatients and dusty millers in them when it is warm enough.. how about you GM?

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by weezie13 on April 04, 2006 09:40 PM
Hey Gail....
Can you tell us a little more about your window box??

Like where it is, in sun, shade, partial??

Is it easily watered?

And how big is it???

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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by gardeningmomma on April 05, 2006 09:16 AM
Hmm, it's not that big. I have 2; they are both about two feet by 1/2 foot. They get the afternoon sun on them. I can water them fairly easily. Plus they are both right about my flower beds, so the extra water just runs into them. Thanks,
Gail
by weezie13 on April 05, 2006 09:40 AM
This might sound silly, but are they off the ground??
*like can you put in plants that would hand down
as well as grow up in the air.??*

I love the hanging Sweet Potato Vines 'Margarita'
(this one's a lime green colored),
'Blackie'(this one's black), and the vine Licorice Vine Helichrysum petiolare...(more of a greyish/white/silver)

And more hanging down vines are Nasturiums, Scaevola*neat purple flowers*, Bacopa (Sutera)-
Calibrachoa- commonly called 'Million Bells'.
pretty little bells like, come in different colors..and I love the trailing verbena's..

Lobelia's *they like a bit moister soil but look pretty*, and even begonia's do nice...

Heck you could even put in strawberries, they'd hang over the sides too...(and you get bonus fruit too)

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by SpringFever on April 05, 2006 09:30 PM
weezie is verbana the viney one that gets the little yellow flowers?? I have one and forgot the name but it is pretty.all I know it starts with a v ...

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by weezie13 on April 05, 2006 09:43 PM
No yellow in the verbena that I know of...

Usually they are a dark purple, dark pink, white..
Let me google it to see....

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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by weezie13 on April 05, 2006 09:43 PM
Do you have a picture for us Spring???

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by SpringFever on April 05, 2006 09:45 PM
I could take one but it looks a little sick from winter right now..nice vine in the summer though..

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by SpringFever on April 05, 2006 09:56 PM
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by weezie13 on April 05, 2006 10:18 PM
Creeping Jenny

I like the plant...
It is a weed...
Likes moisture...

Very pretty in a hanging basket...

But it is a weed...

**I have a pot/container of it but I truely love weeds...** [flower] [thumb] [grin]

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by SpringFever on April 05, 2006 10:29 PM
Really I actually paid good money for a weed!!!!
OMG it was pricy too LOL
darn garden center haha they got me..I do like the cascading effect it has though I have in between the big rocks in the back yard. [Big Grin] [shocked]

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by weezie13 on April 05, 2006 10:42 PM
Just remember, all plants are weeds really...
Hybridizers find plants with either pretty flowers, or habits and breed those good traits in and throw out plants with bad behavior...

I know exactly how you feel....
I went to a nursery I go to, about an hour away,
"in the city" and they have some reallllllly nice perennials and selection... and I know the owner from several seminars I attented.. and he was standing there one day, and I was shaking my head..and I said the things that they are selling now adays... and he knew exactly what I was talking about... and he said it's all in the demand of the public.....and new plants...

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by SpringFever on April 05, 2006 10:51 PM
Ha ha I hear ya.. I guess if you like it enough it is worth paying for a weed LOL
what kind of seminars??gardening?? I wish I had something like that here. I am sure it would be a ton of help!!
I am lucky that I have quite a few nerseries around me but they seem kinda snooty!! Not worth asking any questions cause the don't really help you out!

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by cinta on April 06, 2006 01:06 AM
I love weeds, Bishopweed, Chameleon Plant. Wonderful weeds low maintenance and will grow anywhere. LOL

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by Deborah L. on April 06, 2006 01:45 AM
I never thought I'd meet another weed lover !
I love dandelions, mustard, and sour grass !
In fact, I wish I could find a nice stand of sour grass and mustard to dig up and bring home !
You'll NEVER see me trying to eradicate dandelions !
I'm curious to know if there is sour grass in other areas of the country?
Also, does anyone know of or have a wild plant called FIVE FINGER PLANTAIN?
My Grandma told me that it was a wild plant used for cuts and scrapes. None of the plantains I've researched seems to be the one. Grandma said that it had five outspread leaves like fingers.
The plants grew wild where she was born, in Euerka, California.
I sure would love to have this mystery solved.

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by gardeningmomma on April 06, 2006 08:57 AM
Oh, I never thought of something that trails down. I love the idea of strawberries. Thanks guys!
Gail
PS And they are off the ground. If you can eplain to me how to post a picture I could do that. Thanks again. [Smile]
by weezie13 on April 06, 2006 09:13 AM
Gail,
Go to www.photobucket.com and download your photo's for free..

then come back here, go to the FULL REPLY FORM,
and click on IMAGE, and *delete the blue box or back space on it, and paste in the URL from the one particular picture you're trying to post*

Lot's of people here to help also, JUST HOLLER..
No problem...

Can't wait!!!

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by SpringFever on April 06, 2006 12:05 PM
wealth of knowledge everyone is here..
Love trailing vines and such!!! Growing mornong glory and moon flowers right now..
I know just for me I have had all the help I need right here !!!!

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by gardeningmomma on April 07, 2006 07:32 PM
I'll take some pictures tonight!
by Bestofour on April 08, 2006 09:23 AM
I've got that creeping jenny everywhere. I hate that stuff and I can't get rid of it. When I was at Lowe's last Sunday I saw another weed they were selling that I try to pull up in my yard. It's called cup flower, I think. I have it everywhere and it's for sale at Lowe's. [Big Grin]

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by weezie13 on April 08, 2006 09:48 PM
Like I said, the things they are tryin' to sell
now adays, boggles the mind... [perplexed] [perplexed]

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by gardeningmomma on April 09, 2006 07:51 AM
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Please excuse the orange fence- it's to stop my dog pulling out my new hedges!
Gail
by weezie13 on April 09, 2006 10:20 AM
Ohhhh man, you've got alot to work with..
What funnnnnnnnnnnn!!!

What colors do you prefer????

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Weezie

Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
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- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

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by gardeningmomma on April 10, 2006 08:19 AM
I love purples, reds, pinks, blues, yellows. I'm thinking about some trailing plants, maybe an ivy that I can take into the house in the Fall. I'll need to walk around Lowes and see what they have that takes my fancy. I've been "researching" through my plant magazines.
Thanks everyone [Smile]

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