Growing Window Boxes

If you remember back a few weeks, I put a post up on how to arrange a stunning window box. Well the truth be told, I've never arranged a box like this before. In the past I've always purchased flowers and plopped them in, but this year I wanted a variety of plants in my boxes.
So this time around I picked an array of flowers and colorful foliage. Below is what they looked like when I first planted them in the middle of May.

Now it has been 3 full weeks since I put the plants in the boxes, and thanks to an abundance of rain in these parts, here is what they are growing up to look like.

I am really happy with the way the boxes are beginning to look. Remember my inspiration window box? (I was so inspired that I had to pin it!)

I couldn't find all the plants in all of the colors recommended by Better Homes and Gardens, but I did use several of the ones they listed as part of their window box. Here is another look at mine...I went a little crazy with the lobelia, but I couldn't help it, I love it!!!

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  1. Your window boxes are beautiful. I have never owned a home with boxes, and I always admired them. Maybe I can fix a few more pots. Thanks for stopping by. xo

  2. These are just beautiful!! I'm your newest follower and I nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Stop by Apples and Peanut Butter to find out more. I'd love you to follow back if you like! Have a great week!

  3. Hi Barbara...

    Love, love, LOVE your beautiful window boxes, my friend! Your choice of plants/flowers is perfect! Thanks for sharing the names of each of the plants...I would love to do something similar.

    I just left you a note on your post about the white canisters and silver candelabra. I believe that this is the first time that I have visited your blog. I love your style! Just wanted to let you know that I have added you to my list of blog follows. I'd love for you to stop by my place for a visit. So very nice to meet you, Barbara!

    Warmest wishes,

  4. Barbara: I tend to put off planting because it can't look like the inspiration piece right now! Now, look, in three short weeks what it has become. Beautiful!!! I am such an idiot!!! It's just beautiful my friend..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  5. Sweet window boxes...I am all about sweet potato vine. Mine came up again from last year.

  6. It is amazing what a few weeks and some rain can do! Your boxes are growing in beautifully and I like the color variety in you boxes even better than the inspiration photo. I think it is the lime green of the potato vines that do it. Really great job on this!

  7. Barbara, your window boxes are looking fluffy and that's the way that I'm hoping my deckboxes look soon. I'm crazy over container planting.
    Thanks for showing yours. Helen

  8. Beautiful boxes, you can't have too much lobelia.

  9. Great window boxes. When I tried window boxes they didn't work well for me. Pots on my deck great but window boxes failed. Just beautiful

    Saw you From My Front Porch to Yours.


  10. Barbara,
    So sorry to be MIA for so long... I've been buried under the planning for my mission trip next week! I just love your beautiful window boxes! Yours are more beautiful than the inspiration ones! Have a great day my friend!
    dee dee

  11. Beautiful. It is filling out very nicely. I love the sweet potato plant. It will hang down so nicely!!

  12. Hi Barbara,
    Your window boxes are lovely and very full. Such a nice variety of plants too. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your nice comment about my magazine feature. It was very kind of you and I truly appreciated it. Hope you have a lovely weekend.


  13. those are lovely window boxes!!! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo P.S. the new giveaway was posted today.

  14. Ask your greengrocer for the compressed paper separators used in apple boxes to stop them bruising. Soak for an hour in warm water, they can then be moulded to fit hanging baskets as a liner. These last a season and are easy to plant through. Free and environmentally friendly.


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