Here’s an alternative to a shepherd’s hook with a hanging basket when you need height in a border. This old door is wired to a couple of metal fence stakes.
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Windowbox planting plan
All of these plants bloom best in full sun with plenty of heat, and should keep getting better as summer wears on. Check soil moisture and probably water every few days. When this many plants are packed into a tight space, they suck up the moisture quickly. Just be careful not to overwater — hibiscus will drop its buds if you do.
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The hibiscus plants seen here came in 6-in. containers. Overwinter them indoors, and by next year they’ll probably be too big for this windowbox. But they’ll still be good candidates for larger pots on the patio.
Plant list (Windowbox is 27 in. long × 7 in. wide)
A) Hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis Tradewinds™ Carolina Breeze)
B) Ornamental pepper (Capsicum annuum ‘Medusa’)
C) Zinnia (Zinnia elegans ‘Zinnita Orange’)
D) Sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas Sweet Caroline Raven)
E) Bidens (Bidens ferulifolia Goldilocks Rocks®)