Learn How To Window Box Garden
Learning how to window box garden is a very simple process which we will cover here in this article. Window box gardens are great for people dealing with area restraints like apartment gardens or people looking to add gardens on a second floor. These same techniques can be use if you’re looking to add some garden space to a patio or deck. No matter if you’re looking to buy a window box and fill it in with plants or if you want to build your own we can help you get started.
Choosing A Window Box To Garden In
Choose A Window Box to start your garden in. Make sure you measure and mark down the distance you will want your window box to be. I like the aesthetics of extending the box out past the window four to six inches but if you’re in an apartment then you may be limited by how you will attach the window box. Once you’ve found a style for you buy the box, or if you intend to build your own get constructing!
If you're going to make your own window box garden I suggest using 1 inch boards combined with some simple joinery techniques. You should use waterproof glue and galvanized or brass screws to connect everything, because your window boxes will probably be spending the season outdoors.
Styles Of Window Boxes To House Your Garden
Cape Cod Style Coco Fiber & Rod Iron Nantucket Style
Federal Style Cape May Cedar
Choosing The Right Plants For Your Window Box Garden
- Are you growing for aesthetics or are you growing or nourishment, why not both?
- How much sunlight are you going to get? Make sure your plants are chosen adequately
- What Climate Zone are your plants? If your box is against the glass it will probably be hotter than normal gardening areas. Try and select plants that are conducive to a warmer climate zone.
Beautiful Plants To Use In A Window Box Garden
- Sedge (Carex siderosticha ’Variegata’)
- Kale (Brassica oleracea ’Osaka’)
- Verbena ’Tuscany Violet with Eye’
- Coral bells (Heuchera ’Pewter Moon’)
- Coleus (Solenostemon ’Stained Glassworks Copper’)
- Lantana ’Dallas Red’
- Bear grass (Xerophyllum tenax)
- Coleus (Solenostemon ’True Red’)
- Coleus (Solenostemon ’Stained Glassworks Big Blond’)
- Licorice vine (Helichrysum petiolare)
- Sweet potato vine (Ipomoea batatas‘Margarita’)
- Snapdragon (Antirrhinum ’Floral Showers Rose Pink’)
- Browallia ’Blue Bell’
- Pentas ’Graffiti Pink’
- Snapdragon (Antirrhinum ’Floral Showers Apricot’)
Herbs For Your Window Box Garden
- Leaf Celery
- Alpine Strawberries
- Sweet Woodruff
- Sweet Marjoram
Herb window box gardens are a great feature outside of any kitchen. Keeping an easy access to herbs right by your kitchen give you the freshest produce and the option to only take what you need which is great for our environment.
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