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.
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?
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…
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.
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 says
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 says
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!
Wowsers! These went nuts! Good for you. Must get to fall boxes this weekend.
Jessica @ Decor Adventures says
Wow, I wish my flowers got that big! Great color combination too 🙂
Anne Boykin says
Hi Chris, Wow, the window boxes did spectacular! Beautiful combination of colors.
I cannot believe how beautiful your plant boxes are!! the colors mixing together are so rich looking..so wish I had a green thumb.
Chelsea @ two twenty one says
Wow! They look awesome. I want to experiment with sweet potato vine next year in our front porch planter.
Ann C. says
Hi there, I would love to put window boxes on my home. Do you have a tutorial on your created these bad boys?
Wow!! They look gorgeous, love the color combination. I have a cobalt blue window box in my backyard that I need to Fallify too!!
Wow, how beautiful. You picked the perfect combinations. Can’t wait to see the fall ones.
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!
HA! That is insane! You have quite the green thumb 😉 And lovin’ the pop of color.