Don’t let shade get you down. Create window boxes that beautify your landscape with our easy plant-by-number ideas. Try unusual mixes such as foliage-based kale, sedge, and the dark-colored stalks of coral flower in container plantings. Explore Paula Jett’s board WINDOW BOXES on Pinterest, a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas See more about Container Garden, Container gardening and Million Bells. So here are a few design concepts to keep in mind if you’re going to be planting a window box. 1. The more window boxes you have, the simpler the design should be. You can also shade some plants in a container with other, taller, plants growing next to them. Or, you can rotate a container to give a plant that would otherwise be shaded a bit more light from time to time.
Just because you are stuck with a shade filled garden it does not mean that you have to give up gardening or adding flowers that will bloom with color and fragrance. A window box planted with flowers that can survive in the shade is a welcome addition to your garden, ready to be enjoyed from your inside and outside views. The diverse selection of annuals appropriate for a window box is vast, and planting is limited only by your imagination. Avoid combining shade- and moisture-loving plants such as begonias and impatiens with plants that thrive in sunlight and heat, such as marigolds, moss roses or lotus vine. ) are perfect for north-facing window boxes, providing spring-to-frost flowers. Annuals that prefer partial to full shade, the plants range from 8 to 24 inches high with nearly any flower color available, depending on the species and cultivar.
From The Garden Forum: My new bedroom is going to be in the basement, and my only window faces out underneath the front porch where the junk is stored. Maybe chamelion Sp plant, fern good for shade,..are you planting in a box or under the stairs? Hot, sunny sites are ideal for herbs from Mediterranean climates. A truly shady location will accommodate only a few varieties, but a window box in dappled light is ideal for shade-tolerant herbs. An eastern exposure is fine for most varieties. This beautiful window box full of my favorite color flowers was outside a storefront in Camden, Maine. As I mentioned in my last post, Michael and I recently visited Camden, Maine, to attend the Camden Garden Club House and Garden Tour.
Best Plants For A Shady Window Box
Here are a few ideas for great window box combinations and some tips for success. White, pink and blue is a favorite combination that is always attractive. If your boxes get at least two hours of direct sun, even if it’s in the early morning or late afternoon, your shade plants will flower better.