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Window Boxes To Die For

Image via Pinterest

I know, right?!  Window boxes are amazing and magical.  I’m normally a very decisive person!  It’s true.  But there are two things in the whole world that make me very indecisive… desserts and flowers.  I pretty much love all desserts and sweets, but this post isn’t about sweets.  Today’s post is about flowers!  I love flowers and plants so much and I am always looking for ways to add more to my house and yard each summer.  So I need your help!  I’m trying to convince my hubby (Nate) to put up window boxes on the front of our house.  If I get a ton of comments and support, maybe that will help him say yes to the idea…   😉   so keep reading…

It is my personal goal to turn my yard into the secret garden!  No, I don’t live in a country side manor with stones walls and acreage.  I don’t have endless means to hire landscapers.  I have a relatively small corner lot.  But that doesn’t mean I can’t find the gold in my own back yard and work with what I have, right?  I do a little bit each year and slowly keep building.  I don’t buy this stuff all at once.  Also, a big part of this blog is to encourage you to think outside the box and be bold and creative with your decorating choices.

So, my hubby doesn’t like the idea of putting holes into the outside of our house to put up the window boxes.  Something about snow and ice getting into the house in the winter and wasps making their home in our walls in the summer… but I think he’s overreacting a bit, don’t you?  People all over the world across various climates have window boxes, so no big deal right?

Check out these stunning ideas!  I hope these image inspire just as they inspired me.  Which one is your favorite?

Inspiration #1

I love a very manicured, elegant, tailored look!  Who doesn’t love British landscaping?!?  Image via www.londonplanters.co.uk

I already have boxwood bushes in my front yard… hmmm…  🙂

Inspiration #2

Don’t you want to read a book next to that window?  It feel so cozy!  Image via Pinterest

Inspiration #3

I LOVE the idea of herbs in my window boxes!  Image via Magnolia

 Inspiration #4

I also love well designed window boxes!  One of my very favorite plants ever is the pussy willow.  I have three bushes out front and two very larger pussy willow arrangements in my house.  I’m kind of obsessed with them.  I really like fluffy, soft things.  Since I already have so much of it, maybe I need some more variety… thoughts?  Image via Magnolia

Inspiration #5

The grass really makes this arrangement!  I’m such a sucker for unique texture.  Image via Jean Brooks Landscapes

 Inspiration #6

A chartreuse arrangement would be awesome, too!  It looks beautiful against the brick.  Image via Pinterest

Inspiration #7

This is a clever mix of flowers and plants.  I love how they used a smidgen of purple in the arrangement.  It’s gorgeous against the black.  Image via Flickr

Inspiration #8

Doesn’t this look fresh?!?  I can almost smell them.  Image via Pinterest

Inspiration #9

I love how wild and free this arrangement is!  I want to sip tea here.  Image via Pinterest

 Inspiration #10

This one is so moody I LOVE it!  I also really love succulents.  What a lovely arrangement full of variety and thick texture.  It’s perfect for fall, too.  Image via Pinterest 

Inspiration #11

I also just really love the simple white flowers with lush green foliage.  It’s timeless and classic!  Image via Hyannis Country Garden

Inspiration #12

The ferns and ivy look awesome together.  Image via Pinterest

 Inspiration #13

There is nothing wrong with all greens.  Image via www.deborahsilver.com

There are some more great options to look at from this link.

 Inspiration #14

I think I need more windows, because I love ALL of these arrangements.  And there are so many more options that I had to skip because I can only post so many.

So hard to choose.  I love the bold pop of color.   Image via Shades Shutters Blinds Blog

Inspiration #15

Again, I love texture and the mix of plants in this grouping.  It makes me want to grow a veggie garden in the window boxes.  It would be functional and beautiful.  Image via Magnolia

Inspiration #16

These next two are similar but, they a so sweet and so feminine I couldn’t leave one out so I’m grouping them together in inspiration 16.  They make me smile.

Image via www.crockernurseries.com

Image via www.thelilypadcottage.com

Oh and if you’d like to see more, here is a link from Better Homes and Gardens with great flower tips and stunning combinations.

So what do ya say?  Will you help me convince Nate that we should install some window boxes?  Maybe I’ll even make my own boxes… who knows.  I can’t wait to hear from you!

XOXO,

Melessa

 

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Sonya Payne
    June 2, 2017 at 6:28 am

    What if they were free standing? I love window boxes too but the only place I could have one is off my dinning room window and it stuccoed😩 So I’ve dreamed about a free standing one.

    • Reply
      Melessa
      June 2, 2017 at 8:41 am

      That’s a good idea to think about! Thanks for the tip?

  • Reply
    Liz
    June 2, 2017 at 8:51 am

    There are safe ways to attach window boxes. Tell you hubby it’s totally worth it! Go for it. It’s totally worth it. I love mine! Mine are pink and green!

    • Reply
      Melessa
      June 2, 2017 at 12:42 pm

      Awesome! Thanks so much for your comments today!

  • Reply
    Leanne
    June 2, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    You must let her do this Nate so we can all see the end result too!

    • Reply
      Melessa
      June 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      Thanks! This is great!

  • Reply
    Beth
    June 2, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Go for it! I bet it will be beautiful! Let her do it!

    • Reply
      Melessa
      June 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm

      Thanks for the support!

  • Reply
    Deb
    June 2, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I’ve always wanted to try this. I have to admit I’d be a bit scared too. I know there are tones of tutorials out there. Thank heavens for YouTube! 😀

    • Reply
      Melessa
      June 2, 2017 at 1:01 pm

      Yes, what would we do without YouTube?!

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