Monday, April 12, 2010

Cat, Flowers and A New Window Box...

It's a sad state of affairs when your wooden window boxes rot and fall off the house.It's happened here and I want to replace them with something more substantial. In the past, I've always used wooden window boxes, because they are readily available and cheap. Well, you get what you pay for.

I'm going to replace my old garden window boxes with something that will not only hold up to weather, but be as stunning as the plants I put in them. I think vinyl is the answer. Vinyl comes in a variety of colors and I've chosen black. I've always had white before, because it matched the trim on the house.

Since I work at the greenhouses, I have access to thousands of plants. I have already decided what I will plant and I'm just counting the days until its warm enough to put them in! This year, I am going with a red, white and blue color scheme and I want the window flower boxes to compliment the colors of the blossoms.

Red and white Impatiens always do well in a window box at the front of my house. I get sun until about noon, so the Impatiens don't suffer like they would in a full day of sun. I thought I would add a new variety of lobelia that will not only cascade nicely but stand up to the heat and bright sun quite well.I think black window plant boxes will really make the colors pop!

Over the last few years, I've been somewhat ho-hum about the planters and gardens around my house. The idea of bright, new and hassle free window boxes has given me a lot more incentive to dress up the front of my house. I just hope I can keep my cat from trying to sleep in my Impatiens!


  1. Great idea! Because of the deer, I am planting my garden in planters on the back deck and I could get a lot more space if I had window boxes, too!

  2. I would love to work at a greenhouse/nursery. I think those are wonderful places to go and visit as well :)


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