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Q.What to plant

Anonymous added on August 26, 2015 | Answered

I have a balcony in Washington DC that gets a lot of wind and sun. I’ve had luck growing thyme and chives, but that’s about it. I have two trellaces and four 18×18″ teak containers where I’ve tried to grow butterfly bushes, tomato plants and basil, none of which have survived. I planted two honeysuckle vines, and one is completely dead. The other is fine, but not very lush. What can I plant that would survive the windy, sunny conditions on the balcony and would meet any one of these needs:

1) last all year round
2) survive the wind and sun in the summer
3) be good to plant now for fall

I would also like to plant something tall enough in my 18×18″ teak planters that could provide some privacy. I’m concerned about planting something like a crape myrtle because it could get too big and get swooped up by the wind. I would be grateful for any advice you’ve got.

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