Easy, Beautiful Window Boxes for Sun
Create window boxes that add beauty to your home, garage, or shed with these easy plant-by-number ideas.
1. Dress Up a Dormer
Window boxes are the perfect way to make dormers look extra special. Create lots of season-long interest with a mix of profuse bloomers, such as this verbena, and unusual foliage, such as flowering kale and sedge. That way you can enjoy the beautiful leaves and their distinct textures if the flowers take a break.
A. Sedge (Carex siderosticha ‘Variegata’) — 2
B. Kale (Brassica oleracea ‘Osaka’) — 2
C. Verbena ‘Tuscany Violet with Eye’ — 2
D. Coral bells (Heuchera ‘Pewter Moon’) — 2
2. Pick Easy-Growing Plants
Create a “wow” look in your window boxes with double petunias. Their ruffled flowers create a lot more interest than their more traditional cousins. Enjoy their elegant blooms on the plant or snip a couple and float them in a glass of water for a wonderful little accent or summer centerpiece.
A. Petunia ‘Ruffle Pink’ — 2
B. Verbena ‘Aztec Raspberry’ — 3
C. Coleus (Solenostemon ‘Frilly Milly’) — 1
D. Sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas ‘Marguerite’) — 2
E. Angelonia ‘Angelface White’ — 1