Add beautiful window boxes for added interest and a pop of color. No matter if you lack the time, money, or energy to maintain large, sumptuous borders, you can still enjoy colorful flowers and foliage in planters that are small enough to change in five minutes and striking enough to give your house a new look.
Make It Interesting
One simple rule to make window boxes like these more interesting: Plant a thriller (something tall, such as a blooming geranium), a filler (something to add fullness, such as colorful caladium), and a spiller (something to trail over the sides, such as purple petunias). These are just suggestions just make sure you have a thriller, filler and spiller.
Summer Window Boxes
A window box dresses up the front of the home while providing extra gardening space. Use light colors of foliage and flowers to create a cooler feel in summer. If you have a smaller garden in the same area use the same colors to accentuate.
Go for the Bold
The big challenge in choosing plants for the window box was picking colors keep in mind the color of your house so they will really pop. If you lack this natural talent visit your local nursery and they will be happy to help you. Some nurseries will even fill your window boxes with stunning plants for an additional charge.
Winter Window Boxes
Winter is equally stellar when you know what to plant. Begin with a focal point, the one element that draws attention. The thriller could be tall snap dragons or round colorful kale both are an excellent choices. To each side plant pansies or violas to add color and be the filler. Accent with green and add your spiller with ivy.