Window boxes are a great way of gardening if you only have a small amount of space in your backyard.
However, before choosing plants for your window box, you need to take a good look at the area where you want to grow plants.
Check whether it gets full sun all day long or it gets partial or even full shade. Once you know what kind of environment you are growing plants in, it will be easy for you to choose plants for window boxes.
Plants for window boxes:
You can grow any type of plants in window boxes, from herbs and veggies to colorful annuals. On the herb front, basil, lavender, oregano, parsley or scented geraniums do particularly well.
A few veggies, like carrots, spinach, lettuce, peppers and radishes are also good options for your window boxes. Regular annuals like impatiens, coleus and pansies also look attractive in windows.
Designs for window boxes:
Layered designs are perfect for window boxes. Use the tallest plants in the back and shorter, bushy plants in the middle rows. Plant trailers in front to give an overflowing effect.
Don’t be afraid to add fun elements to your window box designs. If something looks weird, you can easily pull it out and try something different.