Spring will be here before we know it. Thank goodness. We’ve already noticed buttercups and daffodils popping up in some neighborhoods. It has us in the gardening spirit and we are very ready for a little curb appeal to inspire us for spring. First things first we cannot wait to tackle our window boxes. We experimented for a few years and have been doing some research and these are the plants we have found work best in the unique window box space.
Ideal plants for window boxes are colorful, can withstand a lot of hot sun or can handle part shade and don’t have finicky watering requirements.
What You Should Plant in Your Window Boxes This Spring:
Low Maintenance and Colorful Options:
This plant comes in several color varieties, which gives you plenty of options. It makes an easy choice for a container filler. We love the red and green tiger leaf variety, it makes for a bolder pop to your window boxes.
Sweet Potato Vine
This is great and we love its climbing effect. It looks amazing when it creeps down over the edge. It grows very fast and is the prettiest bright yellow-green.
This spiky foliage adds height to the back or sides of your wind box. It also is a lovely dark green color. It can grow pretty tall, but luckily, it grows slowly. It should be moved indoors for the Winter.
You all know how much we love multipurpose and edible garden options, so mixing it up by incorporating some herbs is awesome. They look good and taste even better in your cooking.
Some of our favorite herbs are:
- Lemon Thyme
Coming home to some amazing scents is never a bad idea. Designing a fragrant window box is so fun and rewarding. Your family and neighbors will thank you tremendously.
Our favorite fragrant options include:
- Petunias (We love the pink and white ones.)
- Lemon Balm
- Sweet Peas
What are your favorites to add to your window boxes? Comment below or on our latest Instagram.