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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Wisconsin
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    9
    Hi,
    I want to plant a couple hanging baskets for my front porch.* It only gets a little morning sun as it's on the east side of the house with an overhang.* I want to plant something different.* Are there any herbs or anything that grow in shady areas?

    Thanks
    Michelle

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Maryland zone 7
    Posts
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    There aren't many herbs that will grow in low light.* For hanging baskets in part sun consider Angelica, Catnip, Chervil, Chives, Lemon Balm, sweet Marjoram, Oregano, Parsley, Peppermint, Spearmint and Sweet woodruff.

    For something else different I like Torenia aka Wishbone flower.
    http://images.google.com/images?hl=e...-8&sa=N&tab=wi

    Nasturtium will grow in part sun and is edible.* Fuschia is another that likes part sun.* The triphylla varieties are more upright.* I like them and grow Fuchsia 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt'.* Here's pic of a very mature plant.* I overwinter mine indoors as it's not hardy in my zone 7 garden and I can't always find it every year.
    http://www.rogersgardens.com/images/lewpic15.jpg

    This UK site has lots of Fuchsias to drool over.
    http://www.fuchsiaclark.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

    Newt


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