How To Build Flower Boxes

I've been looking for some projects for our upcoming Winter.  Of course, I could go back through any of my Inspiration Thursday posts and find lots (and I am doing that too). 

But last night, I was commenting on another blog about window boxes and that reminded me that I've wanted them for the windows on our farmhouse as well.

So I did some googling and found these images as examples.  I just love how much they can dress up a house. 

This is something I can do this Winter, and have them ready for next Spring.  I've got to find a style we like and then figure out how I'm going to install them on the side of the house.

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Window Boxes | DIY Easy Flower Boxes  Window boxes are transformative for a house, instantly giving charm and character. 

We fell in love with flower boxes in Massachusetts, where they are standard on most homes and especially businesses.

They were elaborate and packed full.  I especially remember them in spring – full of pansies, daffodils, hyacinth and muscari.

I’m not sure why we didn’t tackle this project last year when we built the house, considering how simple it was, but at that point I couldn’t make one more decision. 

We had a flower box in this spot before the renovation, but since we added a window on the other side of the front door, we needed the two boxes to match.

The original box was a little more flourishy than what I had in mind, so we decided to start from scratch. I keep it classic in our yard and garden, and like lush greens with a little bit of structure, so naturally I love boxwoods.

They are a great bright green (versus dark green like a yew), grow fast and are easy to shape.

I love small boxwoods in planters and boxes – they automatically give height, structure and lushness, then I fill in with softer, more flowing flowers around the base for each season.

As you can see, for Spring I filled with pansies + hyacinth.  In the Summer I will find a white annual that will spill over the sides.  For Fall, I can layer in small gourds and pumpkins.  For Christmas, I can add red berries and greens to the boxwood boxes.