If you love flowers, you probably like to fill your house with all types of plants ranging from local to exotic, flowers to fruit plants, and potted plants to vines. The window box is the perfect way to enhance your curb appeal and put your passion of planting on full display for everyone to see and enjoy and spring is the best season to do it. You’ll need to consider your space wisely coming up with a great window box recipe that shows well for your home but also consider the required maintenance to make sure keeping up with your window box fits into your schedule. I love to mix in a variety with all my window box combinations. Having some tall plants, some hanging vines, and some rich flowers tends to create a beautiful balance display.
The Classics They say if it isn’t broke don’t fix it. Well there are some classic window box flowers that are proven winners that you just can’t go wrong with picking them.
Other Great Spring Flower Ideas
1. Lilies. I once put Japanese lilies in my window boxes and for a couple weeks it was the most beautiful box display I had ever created. However, Japanese lilies do not do well if watered with plant food, or perhaps the do a little too well! They can quickly flourish too soon and die and more flowers typically don’t return in their place. This will leave your window box with a short life span and having to replant more flowers in their place to get you through the season.
2. Herbs. Actually, planting herbs in a window box can be great if you are an avid gardener. Although many people love to garden from their window boxes, I say to save these for your window boxes on your back deck and use the front of your home for curb appeal where you can get maximum color and texture with flowers. The inner landscaper in me tends to look for richness of color and variety and curb appeal for window boxes on the front of a house so I tend to go more for flowers and vines.
Choosing the right recipe for your flower window boxes so that it matches your window can add beauty to your house as a whole and can even add to your homes value. If you’re a beginner I suggest starting with the classics. They are proven winners that will result in a smooth run for your first season and build a lot of confidence without breaking the wallet.
About the Author Matthew Buquoi is the owner of FlowerWindowBoxes, an online retailer of high quality, no rot PVC window boxes. He has worked for over a decade in the window box industry with novices and professionals to complete their projects.