Choose the Right Box
Check for Drainage
Put In Your Potting Mix
Dress Up Your Window
Even if you have no yard at all, you can still look out your window at a beautiful garden. Window box gardens add color and interest to a home. They're easy to plant, too, if you follow a few simple steps.
First, you want to decide how your window box will look. It has to be able to withstand weather, so you can choose a box made of cedar, treated lumber, or even plastic. You can make one yourself, or find a good one at your garden center. Just make sure that it's as wide as your window. Also, remember that window boxes can be heavy and need to be properly secured.
Your window box should have drainage holes. If it doesn't, just drill into the bottom. If your box will overhang an area that shouldn't be dripped on, put a tray under it, or use a coconut husk lining to create space inside.
You want to use a top-quality potting mix for best results. Miracle-Gro® Organic Choice Potting Mix helps the soil retain moisture, so your plants aren't stressed.
The fun part of any garden is arranging the flowers. You can try putting in the same kind of flower in different colors. Maybe go for contrast with alternating white and red. You can add interest by planting taller plants in the middle, such as zinnias and geraniums, and plant trailing plants along the edge, such as ivy or vinca. You have many options, so let your imagination rule. For a big hit of color, bunch your flowers close together when you plant them.
Consistently water and feed your plants. Water occasionally so that the soil doesn't dry out. Pinch back old blooms to encourage new growth and maintain a cleaner look.