Monday, February 20, 2012

Window Box Series

Many of you have commented about window boxes lately and I thought it would be fun to do a few posts on them.  I cannot wait until mine are installed.  I love this one shared on Youtube.

Here is the how to:



And here is the same basket after everything is fully grown:



Do you have window boxes? and how do you plant them?  any tips to share?  Also, are your window boxes wood or wrought iron? or some other material?

Here is the link if you want to purchase these window boxes and other hanging baskets from this company.  They have beautiful things and I am not profiting from this in any way. 


The Garden Squirrels

7 comments:

Katy said...

I would love to do this, the only thing that has always worried me about window boxes is screwing them to the front of my house - does water get into the siding? Will it cause me rot issues? I need to investigate more.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

We have this same type of window boxes at our summer cottage. We have enjoyed them for 3 summers with no problems yet. The lady at the garden center told me I could take the liner out for winter but I have not done so. The only slight problem I have had is that one box gets more sun than the other due to trees, so the one in the sun always has more blooms and color than the other one. (This would not be a problem if I wasn't a fanatic about a balanced look!)

linda keaveney said...

I have 2 window boxes at my cottage...on one the living room window, and one on my garden shed. They are both wooden...I have filled the bottoms with pebbles from the beach, and lots of styrofoam pieces. The box on the shed has perennials in it...sedums,ribbon grass, and hostas...I add annuals for more color. The living room box, I reserve for seasonal planting...in the spring, I put potted daffodills,tulips etc,and then plant in the garden...I then usually add any potted flower, mums or whatever...also tropicals look fantastic....easy to water and maintain...just leave them in their pots!!!

hopefully this will be helpful...check out my posts from sunny warm florida...

linda :o)

anangloinquebec said...

We have three window boxes off of our front deck and I love them. One thing that people have to remember in making their own is to include sufficient drain holes. It is also well worth the extra time to add in some sheet metal to prevent rotting.

dee dee said...

Aren't these beautiful!
dee dee

classic • casual • home said...

I have hanging baskets on a trellis over my fountain...I love switching out the plants.

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