Sunday, July 8, 2012

Window Boxes: Lovely Ideas!

There's something so romantic about a window box - don't you agree?  I have fond memories of geraniums spilling out over all of the window boxes in Bavaria during our time there, not to mention throughout Europe.  

Um, I would never proclaim to be a gardener, so there are no tips here on how to plant them (sorry), BUT there are some fun and creative ideas in here for some unique planters as well as some great inspirations for what to plant.  Enjoy!

Window Box Basics

Window Box

I particularly like this look - no flowers - all of the drama comes from the various leaf shades.

hydrangea window box

Window Box
An interior window box -- why not?

shade window box
Perfect for north facing, shade loving spots.

window box
Window boxes don't just have to be on windows.

window box
How great is this with a topiary?

simple window "box"
For a less traditional look, shelving and brackets is a great idea!

Succulent window box
Succulents - always in fashion for me.

Window box with potted lavender
These were new to me and I really love them with simple repeating lavendar in those rustic terracotta pots - wow!

Window box with potted boxwood
Another version - looks like the same window - a great tailored look which I love too.

Chevron window box!
Customize it...

Christmas Window Box
How neat is this?  Christmas or Hannukah - fill your window boxes with bottles and candlelight!

diy window box
A little different and so quaint for a cottage or lake house!

Window box hydrangeas
A gorgeous, timeless look!

Bike window box.
You can take a little happiness with you wherever you go!
Happy Day!


Acquired Objects said...

You picked some wonderful examples Barbara. I've always liked the idea of window boxes but the husband didn't so instead I have a million

Enjoy your Sunday!

Anajá Schmitz said...


michele said...

a bittersweet post since the intense heat managed to murder all my blooms in the front two flower boxes! every year, i say i will do better the next and sometimes i do. but not this year!

maybe i should stick with the bottle idea you show here!

smiles to you.


carolyn bradford said...

These are wonderful pictures! I got a lot of ideas for my own window box! Right now mine only has miniature boxwoods in it…it's been so hot that my trailing white petunias just wilted away! Thanks for sharing this!

Stacy CUrran said...

I have never done window boxes, but these are absolutely gorgeous!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

I LOVE window boxes! They add such texture and dimension to a home. Sadly, here in "America's Favorite Toaster Oven", (California) watering is a challenge.

Ivy Clad said...

Window boxes never fail to catch my eye. I really like the tin buckets used as window planters. What a neat spin! Great post. I hope you're enjoying summer!


Urban Orchard Interiors said...

How pretty! I would never have thought of putting hydrangeas in a window box but they look lovely. Also love the clay pots with the lavender and boxwoods. And galvanized too!


Marianne said...

I love window boxes! I love the one with the hydrangeas, so pretty. Look forward to getting together soon!

Splendid Sass said...

I love all of these. I built one 2 years a go and love it!
Thank you for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

You already know how much I love window boxes. :) I'll have to add these creative ideas to my inspiration file for future plantings.

Especially love that interior one filled with pink tulips!

Hope your week is off to a wonderful start, Barbara!!
xoxo Elizabeth


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