I love window boxes...who doesn't? And as far as I am concerned geraniums are the classic flower to find in any kitchen window box. Earlier this year I had pretty pansies in a rather drab box...but I wasn't to worried about the way the box looked...I just wanted to see my flowers while standing at my kitchen sink. But as the season went on the pansies became rather leggy and just were not holding up to the strong afternoon sun of these early summer days...so they had to go!
Enter some pretty pink geraniums.
(This particular variety is called Pink Sizzle)
I decided to replace the weathered and faded plastic boxes (yes plastic boxes, hanging my head in complete shame) with a couple of wire planters which required the coco fiber liner. While I do love the look I did have a pretty unfortunate experience a couple years ago with the coco fiber becoming old and dried out. I had the planters in the front of our home and one night I decided to water my planter's flowers when all of a sudden I found myself running from a nest of bees. Got stung...yep it hurt too. So from that point on I didn't touch those planters, my plants died and I was done with the coco fiber. Apparently bees nest in dead things and since the fiber I had used was a few years old, and fairly dried out, well the bees found it to be perfect place to call home.
So instead of using the coco fiber and replacing it in whatever number of years, I decided to buy inexpensive clay pots and plant each of my geraniums in their own pot.
And I am really digging the look!
Hope you all enjoy a wonderful weekend and wishing a very Happy Father's day to those special men in your lives!
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