Beautiful gardens in miniaturethat’s the essential appeal of window boxes. I love looking for container inspiration, so I’ve been enjoying my hunt for great window box ideas. And even though I’ve never planted a window box, I know what I like and I can definitely tell what’s not quite right, just from studying photos of them. The ideal plants for window boxes are colorful, can withstand hot sun or part shade and don’t have finicky watering requirements.
Take the Garden to New Heights. Unlike a container planter on the porch or a hanging basket, a window box is an extension of your home, an accessory that marries living plant material to your architecture. Window boxes, of course, are just containers attached to the house. They’re easy to plant. Here are some key points to keep in mind to help you choose, plant, and care for a window box:. And the last two designs are window box alternatives that not only display pretty flowers but also showcase the containers as well. The Shady Window Box Plant recommendations can be found here and the Sunny Plant recommendations here.
Learn how to create beautiful window boxes with this fun project. A step-by-step look at window box container gardening. Exercise your creative powers by decorating a hanging basket or window box. Copy these simple ideas or use them to fire your imagination. Plant bulbs in pots and set them into the ground or a cold frame. When spring arrives, pull up the pots and transfer the plants to your window box. This technique works well for early and midseason tulips (Tulipa), daffodils (Narcissus), dwarf bearded iris (Iris) and grape hyacinths (Muscari armeniacum).
Flowers For Sunny Window Boxes
Choosing plants for containers and window boxes is such fun; there are so many creative possibilities! Everywhere you turn in the garden center there are vibrant flowers, striking foliage, and tremendous textures to pick from. Plans for pots, patios and window boxes need to be finalised from today onwards. Late frosts have a way of teaching us a lesson every six years or so, but after the English Derby Day the odds on a ruinously cold night are much longer.