Collect window measurements before you buy your window boxes. It’s easy to find boxes in a whole range of sizes, and boxes that match window size are more aesthetically pleasing. Install hanging hardware before filling or planting window boxes, as it will be easier to make any necessary adjustments if they’re empty. Here are tips to dress up an ugly window.
Fit your window boxes with removable plastic liners each time you plant. As the seasons change, you should change out the flowers to reflect changes in weather, and this is much easier to do if the boxes are lined. While springtime may call for primroses, they should be replaced with something like petunias or impatiens in summer months; you could try dwarf chrysanthemums or ornamental kale come fall. Any annuals, small vegetables, or herbs that thrive on decks or patios will also work great in a window box. Check out these tips on how to help annual flowers thrive.