I have a large deck with 11 window boxes around it. They will get almost a full day of sun. The problem is that it is very windy because we are on a hill and not protected by anything. Last year everything that I planted on two sides (7 boxes) failed. The other 4 boxes did alright with sage, oregano, mint, and purslane. I'm thinking of doing purslane in more than one box this year, and I will do the sage, oregano, and mint again too. But I do need more ideas for the other boxes. I'd love something pretty in the 4 boxes that face the road, but I don't know what will do well. Then there are 3 boxes on the far side that will be in the shade until they grow about 4 inches (because of the rail of the deck) and then they will be in full sun as well.
Any ideas? I have no idea where to start looking. We live in Massachusetts.