Have you ever thought about adding window boxes to your home? Just what are the pros and cons?
Oh I long for a balcony like the ones in New Orleans… just made for window boxes!
Evergreens look so sophisticated in a window box, and I like a green and white color scheme. Although, most of the plants below require shade.
A big burst of color also appeals to me.
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When I purchased my own house back in 2006, I loved it’s character. It was an adorable little cottage with a lot of curb appeal.
Just about the first thing I did to update the backyard, was to add window boxes. I have always loved the charm of window boxes and I thought it was the perfect compliment to my cottage home.
These particular window boxes were on clearance at Target and I loved the X design. I had purchased a patio set and the chairs also had the X design on the backs so I figured it was meant to be!
I later added “window boxes” to the deck rails. It was always fun to plant them every spring. But by summer it was so hot that the plants couldn’t usually survive the heat.
There were some of these same type window boxes on the deck railing at our new house when we moved it. I had the same problem in the heat of the summer, so I don’t plant them any more.
But I have come up with a new idea…
I am wondering if I can add window boxes to these windows on the back of our new house. It would be beautiful… like the one below:
They are very high up and would have to be watered and even planted from the inside I think. I know I would love the look, but would I love the trouble they’d be?
I saw a photo in a magazine many years ago, that really captured my attention. It was a couple of apartment buildings with a courtyard in between. All the apartments had small balconies that faced the courtyard. Every single balcony had window boxes or pots of Silver Falls Dichondra hanging down towards the beautiful courtyard. It was stunning! It made me think of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.
Do any of you have high window boxes on your 2nd story windows? Are they just TOO much of a pain to deal with?
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