Bursting with Blooms

When we moved into our new house 6 yrs. ago, one of the first things we purchased for it are the two stunning window boxes that underline our front windows of our ranch style home. They are each 5 ft. long, made of wrought iron and lined with copper boxes. Our Hooks and Lattice purchase looks stunning whether bursting with blooms or just standing alone in winter and early spring. This is the second year that I have planted Lantana and love the non-stop glowing colors. Our pup stands watch from this window, so she is captured in the photo, too. I enjoy my window box view from the outside, but also from the inside looking out. I can watch hummingbirds up close from inside; butterflies, too. Our window boxes make a strong statement and offer lots of curb appeal!

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Mother Nature’s Love

This summer was a very hard summer. I seem to be having bad luck on ever corner I turned. I planted my gardens late and did not have much time to care for them. I kept getting nice remarks on how they look.. i then realized it was not me that took care of these gardens it was Mother Nature.

Butterfly Delight

I have had this 30″ Euro Hayrack for over 15 years. I replace the coco liners each year , plant and they are ready to go!
This year I filled them with Skyfire Coleus, Graffiti Red Pentas, Zinnia Profusion Yellows, Proven Winners Superbena Burgandy and Proven Winner Creeping Jenny. The planters are equipped with irrigation which makes care much easier during our sunny Carolina days.

Pinktastic!

My windowboxes are from Gardener’s supply filled with a special potting mix mixed with fertilizer.
The thrify tip I did this year is dividing the $5.99 Aldi hanging pots: total cost was $25.00. Lots of enjoyment for little cost!

Amy’s Flowers.

My window box is a 36″ wrought iron lined with moss. Inside i placed a big green fern flanked with green and pink calaldiums. For a trailer plant, I chose some ivy and a green ground covering. I love my planter . It accents the outside of my house as it is placed between two of my windows on the front of my house.

Marvelous Mandevilla

This is and entranceway into an existing greenhouse on our property. We actually cut the greenhouse in half and converted it into a shed to house our pool equipment. We glued mirrors onto the door windows to give the illusion of more space. The inside window boxes consist mainly of germaniums and fern. We embellished the the entry with creeping mandevilla which we think helps make it look like a garden room. Disguising the actual function of hiding the unsightly pool pipes and valves! We are happy with the results.

More than Monet

My mother purchased this wrought iron container in Mexico many years ago. It has been sitting empty in the basement for years until this year when I added moss and planted impatiens and creeping jenny.

I planted impatiens and creeping jenny because I love the contrast between the dark lacy leaves of the impatiens and the creeping jenny.

Patient Impatiens

This window box was on the wall outside the kitchen when I purchased the house, but there was nothing in it except for dirt. The creeping Jenny provides a wonderful contrast to the beautiful blooms and lacy leaves of the impatiens. They provide a lot of joy to our entire family!

Summer of Abundant Colors

I purchased two, 48 inch, Red Vinyl Presidential Window boxes from Windowbox.com. We moved into our house a little over a year ago and from the first time I saw it I knew it needed window boxes to add color and character to the home. The front of our home is mostly shaded during the day so I chose an abundance of impatiens and for some added color and dimension planted vinca vines. I couldn’t be happier with the results and love my maintenance free, hassle free window boxes!