Window Boxes or Stunning Container Gardening


Those people who think that window boxes are boring have no creativity or imagination. They represent a fun way to bring life in boring places, like the windows and they can truly add color to your home.

For example a nice window box could bring life to a dormer. You might create a mixture of different kinds of plants, like all-season bloomers and also some unusual foliage.

Container Gardening

This way in case at a moment there are no flowers, you might enjoy the different textures of colorful leaves. As an example you might mix sedge, kale, verbena and coral bells, but you could also come up with some original ideas.

The majority of people think that the plants add a soft look to the house, but you also have the possibility to go bold with all the colors and textures that are available to you. If you would like to add some color, you can use coleus. An advantage of this plant, besides its color, is that it can also be treated as an indoor plant and you could enjoy it all year long.

The plants that you could use to create a mixture of colors include coleus in the ‘Stained Glassworks Copper’ color, lantana, bear grass, coleus in ‘True Red’ color, coleus ‘Stained Glassworks Big Blond’ color and also licorice wine. Just imagine all these plants growing together inside the same window box.

In case you aren’t good with plants or in case you don’t really have time for them, you might want to go with the easy-growing ones. For example you could choose the double petunias. Their flowers create a very nice look and they don’t need a lot of special care.

While you might enjoy the flowers in the window, you might also take them inside and create a nice centerpiece. To create a not-boring-at-all window box, you could use petunias, verbena, coleus, sweet potato wine and also angelonia.

The window boxes that have been presented up to now are just perfect for the normal sized windows, but in case the window has a bigger size, so should the window box. The perfect composition should have texture, dimension and depth.

Don’t be afraid to use bold colors and remember that the flowers should be bold enough not to be overshadowed by the dimensions of the window. As an example, you could be using bacopa, torenia, calibrachoa, shrimp plant, heliotrope, daisy and also licorice wine.

In case the walls of the house are white or they have a pale color, it might be a good idea to add some vivid colors. You could use the sweet potato wine, which is perfect for both sun and shade.

The plant grows quite quickly and it has a cascading look, softening the image of the window. The window box that you create in such case might include sweet potato wine, snapdragon in ‘Flower Shower Rose Pink’ color, browallia, pentas and also another kind of snapdragon in ‘Floral Showers Apricot’ color.

As you can see, all it takes is a little creativity to make a regular window box more than interesting.