A window box adds charm and curb appeal to any home. It signifies a warmness and coziness to those who reside inside. There are many ways to decorate a window box making it perfect for all seasons.
Window Box Tips
When planting your flowers in a window box choose flowers that are the right size. You don’t want to plant large plants in a small space.
You want to get an overflowing affect so plant enough flowers that the plants will overflow the sides of the box.
When you have multiple windows in a row, you want to stay uniformed across the front with the same displays running across.
Don’t plant your plants in a straight row. You want to stagger the plants to give the window box a fuller appearance.
When planting flowers, use a good potting soil mixed with a fertilizer.
You can plant one kind of flower in all of the window boxes. Choose flowers to contrast with the color of your house.
You can choose to plant your window boxes with different plants of different heights. Plant the tallest plants that grow no taller than 12 inches high in the back of the box, fill the middle with bushy plants and plant trailing plants in the front to spill over the edge.
You can also mix and match flowers to create a display with variety in color, texture and shapes to create a beautiful display of color.
For All Seasons
In the spring, plant flowers such as tulips, daffodils, primroses, pansies and trailing vines. Experiment with the bedding plants available in the garden centers. You can add colorful Easter eggs or other décor to add an Easter display.
In the summer, change out the plants if needed with fresh plants for the summer. Add geraniums and other small plants available in the garden stores. Add decorations for the Fourth of July.
In the fall, replace the flowers with fall plants such as kale and mums. Look for plants with beautiful autumn colors. Decorate for fall with miniature pumpkins, gourds, hay and scarecrows.
In the winter, remove all the plants and potting soil. Replace with small potted shrubs. Boxwoods are a good choice. For Christmas you can add lights. Another choice for your winter is to simply fill the box with cedar and holly branches, letting them drape over the sides.