With window flower boxes, you don’t have to settle for boring anymore! This home decor trend has been popping up all over the place and there are so many fun ways to dress up your flower boxes. They can brighten up every day, as they greet you when you walk up to your home.
If you don’t have window boxes, just put a good sized container next to your front door and make the same combination in a smaller form.
If you have old soil in your window boxes, it’s best to remove it and start with fresh Organic Potting Soil from Espoma.
Pour the new soil in until your planters are half full. For these early spring window boxes and containers, you can take liberties with spacing and sun and shade preferences. The plants won’t actually grow much in cool climates, except for the daffodils. As you will see this combination contains both sun and shade-loving plants.
This gorgeous combination for your window flower box begins with Lenten rose, Helleborus ‘Ivory Prince’. Their burgundy pink buds open to ivory with a pink blush on the back of the petals. These are the tallest plants in the combination and are planted in the back.
Next, plant Martin’s spurge, Euphorbia ‘Tiny Tim’. The emerging foliage is deep red and picks up the reddish tones in the Lenten roses. A miniature Narcissus called ‘Tete-a-Tete’ is placed in between the spurge and will add a bright pop of yellow when they flower. Two varieties of pinkish apricot primrose are planted next. Then they need to be interspersed with deep blue perennial violets.
This design is awfully clever for a couple of reasons. First of all, it shows that it’s possible to create a sophisticated early spring display that can withstand very low temperatures. Secondly, it’s extremely economical. All of the plants, with the exception of the primrose, are perennial. They will be planted in your landscape in late spring. Having your plants in your window flower box does double duty is brilliant and saves money. Since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, get creative and try out different combinations or add branches for another design element.
Have fun with it!.
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