The Best Flower for Railing Planter

Trailing flowers are especially charming solutions to the narrow widths of railing planters. Choose nasturtiums or sweet peas for sunny decks, and impatiens for shadier situations. When space permits, pair these cascading beauties with sun-loving geraniums or shade-friendly violas or petunias.

Keywords: trailing flowers, railing planters, container gardening, shady impatiens

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Melissa Jordan-Reilly has been a writer for 20 years, both as a newspaper reporter and as an editor of nonprofit newsletters. Among the publications in which she has published are, "The Winsted Journal," "Taconic" and "Compass Magazine." A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Jordan-Reilly also pursues sustainable agriculture techniques and tends a market garden at her Northwestern Connecticut home.