Window boxes add charming curb appeal to a home that is both warm and inviting. Here are a few general ideas to get you started planting.
Sweet Swags - A bough of ivy or even a faux bough of some sort will add depth to a small window box. It will help "fill in" some areas between the window box and plantings below it. A swag of greenery also makes a window box appear larger and like it is overflowing with plants.
Cheerful Color - Painting your window box a bright color to compliment the bright and cheery flowers you have makes the front of your home more welcoming. It will make the area "pop" with life.
Sweet n Simple - If you don't want your window boxes to stand out too much, use one or two colors in a box (or greenery and one color) and have the boxes match the exterior of your home. This will give a more subtle beauty to the outside, than make a huge statement.
Can't Commit to permanent window boxes? Try these "out-of-the-box" ideas:
1. Same Planter, Different Space - Window boxes don't necessarily need to be under windows to make your home more welcoming. What about lining some up along a walkway with beautiful flowers? Or use one in a portion of your landscaping to easily add some color and texture for the spring and summer months.
2. All My Ducks in a Row - Maybe adding a shelf under a window and lining up some containers to give the appearance of a window box will work. Then you can remove the containers to leave things more bare when you would like or add some other form of decor for say, around the holidays. Use some unconventional containers for a funky feel.
3.Move It - If you don't want to commit to anything that may feel permanent, try a hanging basket or planter when someone is entering your yard or home. This can give the same welcoming feeling as a window box, but can be easily moved or re-moved whenever you want a change.
Hope this blog gets your creative juices flowing! Maybe you can come up with some really terrific ways to do some Out of the Box gardening yourself!