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5 Window Box Ideas to Make Your Home Bloom

Lucy Mercer
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Window boxes are like wearable art for your home. Attached to windows or porch rails, they bring color and texture to eye level, like the combination of pansies, English ivy and boxwood above. With a few carnations tucked in, it’s a welcoming display.

Embrace spring blooms with these ideas for freshening your window boxes.


Evergreens add height and texture to this window box design, while hydrangeas provide softness with pastel colors.



This lush, late spring window box features begonias, coleus, impatiens, lobelia and licorice plant. Pick up more techniques for planting a horse-trough style planter.



Keeping the palette and plants simple makes for easy care and style. Pink petunias and sunny yellow coreopsis bring punch to the window box here.



Break up the visual length of a window box by dividing it into thirds, and remember that foliage tells the story, too. This design alternates dark purple petunias with white begonias.


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