Michelle Jacoby, Changing Spaces
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Window Boxes and Containers

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jdbiii wrote:
How long is the window box? Is it custom? Love it,
     Comment   April 14, 2014
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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.
April 14, 2014 at 1:22PM   
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Shawn Schmidt wrote:
can i eat the potato thats under the plant
   Comment   October 8, 2012
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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.
December 6, 2012 at 12:35PM   
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celiaml
my cocker ate the potato and nothing happened to her
May 1, 2013 at 12:22PM   
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bloomy693 wrote:
How do you plant a window box?
   Comment   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
August 22, 2012 at 2:00PM     
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lorindam
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!
September 13, 2013 at 9:26AM   
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Megam Blessing wrote:
What are those beautiful green cascading green plants? Thanks.
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janicewoods
The sweet potato vine comes in beautiful plumb colors and variegated as well.
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,
Changing Spaces
August 22, 2012 at 2:02PM     
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A bright contrast in plant colors, such as these lime-green sweet potato vines next to burgundy blooms, can completely transform the color scheme of your exterior.
If your containers look in need of a little pick-me-up, switch out tired summer annuals with seasonal color spots such as asters, chrysanthemums (like the burgundy ones pictured here) or cape plumbago (Plumbago auriculata). Be sure to select colors that blend with the remaining container plants for a cohesive look. (Wait until October to add spring bulbs and fresh fertilizer — tips on that next month.)
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Chrysanthemum(Chrysanthemum spp)Nothing quite says "autumn" like mums, with their multipetaled flowers in shades of russet, cream, orange, yellow and pink. These mounding plants are perfect for edges of borders and beds as well as containers, and combine well with Black-eyed Susans, Mexican bush sage and fall asters.USDA zones: 6 to 10Water requirement: AverageLight requirement: Full sunMature size: 3 feet tallBloom time: FallPlanting tips: Plant in the fall and cut back after the first killing freeze. Mulch lightly over the winter.

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