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I have a window box that gets no sun. What do you suggest?
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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 18, 2015
    How deep is the window box?

  • Suzette Trimmer Suzette Trimmer on Oct 18, 2015
    I would try Caladium Bulbs, they come in many various colors to bring color to an interesting dark area. Also certain New Guinea Impatience, astilbes, small delicate ferns, Bleeding hearts, are just some of my ideas to help you. Best of Luck..always try and go for self-seeders or plants whose tubers you can re-use.

  • Suzette Trimmer Suzette Trimmer on Oct 18, 2015
    Sorry to disagree the bulbs are so small and shallow roots have grown them in 3" by 5" boxes

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 18, 2015
    Able are you referring to annuals,perennials or both?

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 19, 2015
    Ok no problem.Coleus work well in shade and come in a large variety of color which is an annual.Coral bells is the new hosta again a very large assortment of color and a perennial .Ferns are a perennial and as well come in a lot of varieties.The list can go on and on. If you are not happy with these choices let me know and I will give you more suggestions.

  • Suzette Trimmer Suzette Trimmer on Oct 20, 2015
    Janet, spot on with regards to window boxes are not the location for anyone to plant bleeding hearts or astilbes. One I did not consider though might be to try Lanata. Love spiller look.

    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 20, 2015
      @Suzette T Thankyou for saying that. I am an avid gardener and enjoy creating container gardens as well as designing .I used to manage a garden center and learned a lot through the years.I unfortunately had to give up my career due to an very bad illness.So know I have found this website and enjoying being able to answer questions from my home.

  • Nora Dolan Nora Dolan on Oct 20, 2015
    Coleus and impatiens would work...Coleus is super easy to grow from seed, too.

  • Denise Boyce Denise Boyce on Oct 24, 2015
    Fall-blooming hardy cyclamen, begonias, and blue wood aster, would all be beautiful but my best choice would have to be Japanese anemones.

  • Denise Boyce Denise Boyce on Oct 24, 2015
    examples