These window boxes show off the bright flowers of summer.
You can enjoy (and tend) window boxes as easily from inside the house as outside, and with regular watering and feeding at least every two weeks, you can keep flowers blooming from now into fall.
The three boxes pictured here contain annuals, but one also has permanent plants to keep the box from looking bare in winter. You'll find a good selection of flowering plants at nurseries this month. Perennials could be used for color, but their bloom season is usually too short to complete with annuals. When you buy, choose shades lovers for shady boxes and sun lovers for boxes that get full sun.
You can buy window boxes ready-made or build your own (see pages 90 to 93 o For water protection, line boxes with galvanized sheet metal or paint the insides with asphalt emulsion or wood preservative. For extra protection, add galvanized sheet metal flashing between house wall and window box.
|Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback|
|Date:||Jun 1, 1984|
|Previous Article:||Mung beans as they are sprouting.|
|Next Article:||The toughies grow on the street side, the dainties grow on the house side.|