Window boxes can add some much-needed gardening space to tiny homes or perk up a shutter in any size house. They give the home dweller a place to garden with no yard and provide an illusion of bringing the outdoors inside.
Choosing what kind of flowers to plant in your window box depends on where your box is situated and the type of blossoms that you want. Please take a peek at where your window box is, or where you would like it to be and note how much light it gets. This will help you decide which flowers to plant.
When looking for plants for your window box, you want to look for any plant that is not very tall so that you don’t block the view from the window. Decide if you’re going to place new buds in the box with each fall or have leaves that look good all year round and pick your foliage. Try and stay away from plants that need a deep root base because, in a window box, these kinds can become easily root-bound and either take over other plants or perish.
When planting your box, try and create some depth in it by setting vine type plants such as ivy that drop out of the box and hang down. Behind these foliage types, plant the most profound type plants and build your way up to the more towering plants in the back. This will create a three-dimensional look and give it a more professional feel.
The Best Flower Options
Some of the more famous blooms for windows include petunias, marigolds, geraniums, pansies, and begonias. These are very seasonal however, and need to be replaced in the winter with greenery such as bittersweet, green hydrangea to keep the planters looking alive and fresh. Other popular plants include basil, chives, herbs, thyme and mint, which can be planted in a kitchen box for a quick and delicious bonus to any meal.
Mostly, you want seedlings that will stay relatively small, so as to not outgrow the space. It’s also essential to look for an excess of colour and long-lasting flowers to have plenty of gorgeous petals to savor throughout the season. Some blooms come and go so fast that it’s not even worth having them at your home.
For the lowest maintenance look while still digging a beautiful window, mix and match your selections. Pick some plants with delicate foliage that stands on its own and add in some long-lasting flowers like forget-me-nots, or marigolds for a dash of color. This will let you have a beautiful planter even when the blooming season is over.
Window boxes offer an easy way to get into gardening no matter where you live and add a friendly touch to an otherwise dull room by merely adding beautiful flowers.