Looking for a way to beautify the outside of your home? This spring, add a pop of color and visual interest with a gorgeous window box. You’ll enjoy vibrant flowers every time you drive up to your house, as well as each time you look out the windows of your home.
Start early in the season, and choose plants that thrive in your climate to get the most pleasure out of the lively colors in your window box.
Here are some simple tips on making the most of these wonderful additions to your home.
Window Box Arrangements to Add Refreshing Color to Your Home
Begin your window box planning by surveying which flowers bloom early in the season and will last throughout the summer. Check out the growing conditions outside your window: do they get full sun every afternoon? Then choose flowers that crave the sun. Verify the last freeze has occurred in your area, and if it has—get busy planting.
Here are some ideas for arrangements in your window box:
Petunias come in both single and double blooms, smooth and ruffled petals, striped, veined, and in solid colors. They welcome your visitors with their bright purple, pink, yellow, or white hues that bloom all summer long. The perfect solution for a window box, these cascade over the sides with a graceful flow that blows in the breeze. You’re sure to be delighted with the results of a petunia medley just outside your window.
Geraniums bloom all spring and summer, and bring exceptional beauty to your home. They are sun-loving plants that need 4-6 hours of full sun a day. South and west exposures are usually best. They are drought tolerant, and as long as they are planted in well-draining soil, they are basically low maintenance, making them ideal for a window box. Their cheerful blooms have heavily scented leaves you’re sure to enjoy. They blossom in a rainbow of colors including bright red, coral, orange, rose, and lavender.
The simplicity of daisies brings a delightful attractiveness to window boxes. They flower best in full sun, and brighten up your home with their freshness. Their classic white petals surround a bright yellow center, and emit simplicity while bringing an unassuming elegance to your home. Gerbera daisies and English daisies come in a variety of colors and shapes. These hearty flowers bloom in early summer all the way through fall, making them ideal for your beautiful window box.
Looking for fun plants that will last throughout the winter? Look no further than succulents. Their soft hues and textures deliver visual interest you’re sure to love throughout the year. The flower producing ones bloom in early spring, giving you gorgeous beauty to enjoy out your window. If weather gets harsh, they thrive indoors as well, so bring them in and enjoy them until the storms subside.
Who doesn’t love these fluffy, bright pink or blue flowers that add the simple elegance you’re looking for to your home? They pair perfectly with green foliage for a delightful window box look.
Easter lilies rise and display their colors with vibrant beauty and stately charm. They can be replaced with summer flowers after their blooming season. Surround them with English ivy, and you’re sure to love the contrast of color and texture.
Window Boxes Shapes, Sizes, and Colors
Window Box Materials
- Add a touch of charm to your home with a rustic wooden window box filled with greenery and vibrant hues.
- Paint a vintage wooden crate to make your own window box with a personal touch.
- A picket fence style window box gives you a sense of warmth and welcome.
- Less is more with a genuine wood window box filled with greenery.
- Choose a color that complements your home so your window box stands out.
Window Box Plants
- For visual interest, select plants of different shapes, sizes, and textures to create the look you love.
- Consider flowers and greenery that cascade over the sides of the box to add beauty to your home.
- Tall plants give you more privacy inside your home, and produce delightful blooms to enjoy both indoors and out.
- Do you open your windows often? Then take advantage of planting flowers with scents that bring you joy.
What Not to Do with Your Window Box
- Don’t select a window box that is too long or short for your window.
- Don’t go overboard and feel like you need lots of different types of plants in your window box. Keep it simple, and choose two to four different kinds of plants to give variety without overdoing it.
- Poor quality window boxes or improperly installed window boxes may cause damage to your home. Make sure they are installed correctly.
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