Thursday, June 23, 2011

KILLER WINDOW BOXES

It has been almost two months since I started my
window box project.
Now as I sit on my couch and enjoy my first cup of coffee,
I can say yes...I like it.


For a while there I wasn't sure.
I didn't think it would take so long for
the plants to take off
and get a bit showy.


I started putting together my project right before
Mother's Day,
but it really started much earlier,
last Fall in fact.
We had our favorite contractor
install window box platforms
on the front upper level.

I begin every planting project with my trusty
Miracle Grow potting mix.


I read somewhere when doing window boxes you always need a
"THRILLER"


"FILLER"


and a
"SPILLER"


Actually I just got what looked good at the nursery.


I was pleased to find the deep, brown pots
at Big Lots for less than ten each.


Four pots done...
now ready to haul them upstairs.


It doesn't look like much of an impact
from this shot but after a little growth...



...they are filling out nicely.


LinkI am enjoying them from the upstairs
as much as anyone on the street.

Happy Gardening everyone.

*
I'm linking to a few fabulous parties this week.
Fishtail Cottage's Cottage Flora Thursday
My Romantic Home's Show and Tell


7 comments:

  1. They are lovely - and I'm so grateful to you for teaching me about filler, thriller, and spiller! Never knew, now I do, thanks to you!

    Mary @ Redo 101

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  2. So pretty!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  3. Oh my, they're beautiful! I just adore that house you gals have in every way.
    Brenda

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  4. Thanks so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's! Those boxes are filling up very nicely! xoxo, tracie

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  5. Love, love window boxes! Those are going to be even more beautiful within a few weeks. Pretty posting--have a great week. Patty

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