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#125482 Sep 7th, 2007 at 10:38 AM
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heyheyhey.....we want to put bigbig pots on our back fence (stone wall). Any ideas on really pretty, colorful plants that bloom all summer? thanx, kat flwr

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Clematis's are a climber and many bloom for long periods of time. What sort of light does the area get?


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Good question,Sarah - that would be the first thing to consider!

What comes to my mind is petunias for sun, or impatiens for shade.
Being that you are in PA, are you thinking ahead to next summer?
Bouganvillias are beautiful in sun, but can be expensive.


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Area gets full sun, all day. Clematis is the idea we had for the climbing vines on the porch pillars out front, especially the right front which gets shady. Bouganvillia are gorgeous; and, yes, perennials are always a consideration. We want something that flows down like a waterfall. I thought I would put lots of rectangular pots for herbs, etc. What d'ya think? idea

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I could be wrong but you could probably get creeping phlox to flow downwards and they bloom for what seems like forever. I like caliobrochia (also called million bells, kinda like mini petunias), some types of lobelia, campanula muralis is lovely, and Sedum Sieboldii is really lovely and kinda grows downward. Dragon Wing begonia is dramatic and grows downward, although not necessarily a cascade...

Any specific color scheme you're going for?


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I wanted deep, rich color. We love burgundies, oranges, purples, golds~those colors. I saw a chocolate clematis on www.parkseed.com tht would be gorgeous for the porch!

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Kat, I don't see the chocolate clematis.




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me neither.

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There is the purple wave petunia that cascades down and blooms all summer. I have had them and with miracle grow once a week it is beautiful all summer. It is a real deep rich color.


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You can grow lots of summer blooming shrubs with easy-growing and without a lot of maintenance to your garden. some of them are bluebeard shrub, butterfly bush, Potentilla, Rock rose, summersweet and rose of sharon.

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I have seen alot of people doing very large pots with petunias planted near the edges of the pot so they cascade down, then they find some sort of medium height flowers in a contrasting color and then a larger ornamental grass right in the middle of the pot. The combination is very pleasant to the eye with the cascading flowers along with the taller grass to give it some height.


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