Michelle Jacoby, Changing Spaces
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Window Boxes and Containers


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April 14, 2014
jdbiii wrote:
How long is the window box? Is it custom? Love it,
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Michelle Jacoby, Changing Spaces
This window box was custom made by my contractor. I'm not sure of the length but I was very pleased with the outcome for summer and fall plantings.
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October 8, 2012
Shawn Schmidt wrote:
can i eat the potato thats under the plant
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Michelle Jacoby, Changing Spaces
I'm really not sure.....I have never tried but they sure look like a potato you find in the grocery store.
    Bookmark   December 6, 2012 at 12:35PM
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my cocker ate the potato and nothing happened to her
    Bookmark   May 1, 2013 at 12:22PM
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March 16, 2011
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Michelle Jacoby, Changing Spaces
First. Alway use white plastic containers with many holes on the bottom for drainage.
2. Be sure your window boxes also have at least four drilled holes on the bottom as well.
3. add a first layer of small stones about and inch
4. then a bit of soil until you get the height you want when the plants are placed.
5. in a bucket of water drop each annual in until you see all bubbles go away...this will give the annual a good soaking .

6 place all of your plants and I always place them very close to one another so that you get the look of a box planted at the end of the season....you want them to look full...
7 add the remaining soil
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Are your window boxes wood with plastic liners inside or is the entire thing plastic? I have wood with plastic liners but it is rotting because of the water, and I want to repair/replace doing it right this time!
    Bookmark   September 13, 2013 at 9:26AM
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March 5, 2011
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The sweet potato vine comes in beautiful plumb colors and variegated as well.
    Bookmark   May 13, 2012 at 3:56AM
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Michelle Jacoby, Changing Spaces
Yup....you are all correct....sweet potato vine. I like to use these in the summer boxes and then add mums and purple fountain grasses to extend into the fall season. Glad you liked them.

Michelle Jacoby,
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