WIN­DOW BOX RECIPE

Country Gardens - - GARDEN KNOW-HOW -

To fill the 7-foot-long win­dow box, left, Casey used the fol­low­ing plants in the quan­ti­ties listed. 4

‘Pur­ple Majesty’ mil­let Per­forms best in warm weather, grow­ing 3–5 feet tall. Needs full sun for dark­est pur­ple fo­liage.

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Al­ter­nan­thera ‘Pur­ple Knight’ Shiny pur­ple fo­liage drapes slightly over the edge of planters but can grow up to 20 inches tall.

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Costa Apri­cot snap­dragon Snap­drag­ons of­ten per­form best in cool weather. This 30-inch-tall ro­bust va­ri­ety takes off well early in the sea­son.

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‘Pi­geon White’ or­na­men­tal kale Firm, ruf­fled leaves on a sturdy plant cre­ate in­ter­est­ing con­trast against softer tex­tures.

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Salvia fari­nacea ‘Vic­to­ria Blue’ Also known as mealy­cup sage, this cul­ti­var tol­er­ates heat, hu­mid­ity, and poor soil. It grows 15–24 inches tall.

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