Calling all container gardeners: The results are in for the 2013 Window Box Contest, and what a year it was. Our winners showcased everything from vinyl to copper window boxes with botanicals ranging from impatiens, to verbena and snapdragons, oh my! We’re overjoyed just thinking about it.
Our sincere thanks go out to all who shared their stunning displays of wall, window and railing planters. Even if you didn’t take home a prize, it’s your creative ideas that make the Window Box Contest so successful each year.
Without further ado, let’s check out the winners.
Category #1 – Window Boxes On A Wall
And the winner is: “Seeing Red” by Stella Anastasia. Using Real Copper Window Planters, this green thumb made an elegant addition to her home’s white facade. The rich russet tone of the planter boxes glimmers in the sunlight while vivid floral colors dance just below Stella’s window frames. A well deserved win, indeed!
Category # 2 – Window Boxes On A Railing
The prize goes to: “A Cheerful Hello” by Joe McGarvey. By mounting two inexpensive railing planters and filling them to the brim, this homeowner is maximizing front porch curb appeal. And our viewers agree – one online comment raved, “Sooo beautiful! Your neighbors must be so jealous.” We know we are. Well done, Joe.
Category #3 – Unique and Creative
Imagined by homeowner Joanne Ahern, the winner is: “Marvelous Mandevilla.” On top of their outright beauty, these window box arrangements also serve to cover some not-so-desirable pool pipes. And Joanne even added mirrors to make her greenhouse space feel more grand. What an inventive transformation!
Category #4 – Before & After
Proving the gorgeous difference that hanging window boxes can make, Stefanie Meyers claims a prize with her, “Summer of Abundant Colors.” With light grey siding her home exterior provides ample opportunity to use brightly colored accents. And that’s just what Stefanie did, by layering in Presidential Vinyl Window Boxes in red, potted with shade-loving impatiens and trailing vinca vines. Quite the curb appeal makeover!
Each winner received a $100 gift certificate to Hooks & Lattice, a $50 gift certificate to Giving Plants and an assortment of products including a patio planter, an Italian herb seed kit, and a gardening book. Congratulations, and we hope to see your entries next year!
On With the Show – The 2014 Window Box Contest!
Now is the time for your best window boxes to take the spotlight. This year’s contest will feature three categories each with its own “green” prize awaiting the winner. Whether you’re a seasoned container gardener or dying to show off a first-time experiment, get in on the challenge. Winner or not, it’s a celebration of the joy that botanical arrangements bring to outdoor living!