Window Box Update {Summer Window Box}

by Chris on October 4, 2012

With the change of seasons, I planted some new flowers in the window boxes the other day. Believe me, I mourned the summer flowers as I yanked them out. Let me clarify—as I had my husband yank them out. My muscles—or lack thereof—were just not enough.

We started out with this. Keep in mind I got a late start, so I was pretty worried that I wouldn’t get a large bloom time.

window box

Very pretty, right? I was so pleased with the combination I had chosen, and I loved the color pop off the house. Wanna see what they turned into?

full sun window box

Ba BAM!! (Sorry—too much Good Luck, Charlie lately.) These suckers took. off. Amazing what some sun, water, and a little bit of fertilizer will do for plants, eh? Side note—I wouldn’t recommend photographing these in the sunset ever again. Wish I documented their color better. Sigh…

window box flowers

Just to give you some perspective on how large they got. Needless to say, some smaller flowers got a little choked out. Lesson learned, and I will accommodate for that next year.

window flowers

I had someone ask me what kind of shade/sun mix they get. They get ALL sun. There is not a drop of shade for these poor things. If I waited 25 hours instead of 24 to water them, they started to wilt. They loved water!


A quick post, but I thought you’d like to see how they did over the summer. My porch and window boxes have been fallified, so I’ll be back next week to show you those!



Southern Gal October 4, 2012 at 8:11 am

My daughter and son-in-law gave me a window box (installed and everything) for my birthday. (It’s for my garage which I see from my bay window.) I’ve been waiting to plant fall flowers. Can’t wait to see yours.

Jill Flory October 4, 2012 at 8:49 am

I love your window boxes! not sure if I told you earlier but I remember reading your post about planting them! those plants really did well – woohoo! Can’t wait to see the fallification!

Adventuresindinner October 4, 2012 at 9:18 am

Wowsers! These went nuts! Good for you. Must get to fall boxes this weekend.

Jessica @ Decor Adventures October 4, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Wow, I wish my flowers got that big! Great color combination too :-)

Anne Boykin October 4, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Hi Chris, Wow, the window boxes did spectacular! Beautiful combination of colors.

Chris October 4, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Thank you, Anne!! Pretty nice, eh?

Monica October 4, 2012 at 2:35 pm

I cannot believe how beautiful your plant boxes are!! the colors mixing together are so rich wish I had a green thumb.

Chelsea @ two twenty one October 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm

Wow! They look awesome. I want to experiment with sweet potato vine next year in our front porch planter.

Chris October 4, 2012 at 3:16 pm

And I’m a rookie at it, Chelsea! My mom bought one for $3.50, and I swear it’s 14 foot long!! It’s incredible!!

Ann C. October 4, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Hi there, I would love to put window boxes on my home. Do you have a tutorial on your created these bad boys?

Chris October 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm

I did write a post on it, Ann. I purchased them from Lowes, so no building required. :)

Ann C. October 4, 2012 at 3:23 pm

Ah Okay! I thought you built them yourself…Thanks for getting back so quickly!

Sarah @ Thrifty Deocr Chick October 4, 2012 at 2:57 pm

Whooozers!! Did you even have any natural light in your house anymore? :) Gorgeous! Did I ask you yet if you thought those planters could be painted? Love them.

Chris October 4, 2012 at 3:15 pm

They’re actually plastic, so I wouldn’t necessarily recommend it–at least not with our weather. They came in black though. Wouldn’t those work? Hands down, one of the best purchases I’ve made. Love them!

KATHYSUE October 4, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Wow!! They look gorgeous, love the color combination. I have a cobalt blue window box in my backyard that I need to Fallify too!!
Great job,

Chris October 4, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Oooh beautiful color, Kathysue!! Thank you!

Cathy October 4, 2012 at 7:36 pm

Wow, how beautiful. You picked the perfect combinations. Can’t wait to see the fall ones.

Chris October 4, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Thank you, Cathy!!

Carmel October 4, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Ba BAM is right! We love GLC over here – so much so that we call it GLC now ;) I feel like I need some pretty window boxes now!

Comeca October 5, 2012 at 6:24 am

Sooo pretty

Erin October 5, 2012 at 9:33 am

HA! That is insane! You have quite the green thumb ;) And lovin’ the pop of color.

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