Beautiful Window Box Plants
A window box is a rectangular container that you can hang outside your window. You can choose from a variety of window box plants that will make a happy home within the confines of a window box. Pick window box plants that matches the exterior of your house or combine several different plants together to create an eclectic look. Here are two choice of beautiful window box plants for you. Flowering sweet peas are ideal for growing in window boxes where their fragrant, colourful blooms are easy to enjoy. These types of sweet peas have a mature height of 6 to 36 inches. Direct sow seeds of sweet peas in window boxes in full sun in early spring. Mulch the top of the soil to keep the roots cool and moist. Another choice is Petunias, especially Wave petunias, are some of the most colourful, popular summer flowering annual plants. An annual plant is one that grows, sets seeds and dies in one growing season. Some varieties of petunias will self-seed and come back the following year. Wave petunias are rapidly spreading plants that will quickly cover the top of a window box and spill down the sides. Wave petunias do not need deadheading to encourage continual flowering like old-fashioned petunias.
After all, one factor to choosing the right window box plants is the aesthetic appeal of your hanging garden or, for that matter, the kind of look you want. If you have a particular color scheme in mind, you can choose the plants accordingly. Usually, it is a good idea to use contrasting colors for your window box. You can even design the box keeping a single color in mind.