Monday, June 8, 2009

What's In Your Window Box???

As the warmer weather creeps in - everything is starting to really flourish and bloom. I thought I'd share with you on this beautiful Monday some of my window boxes. Now, I've been meaning to add a few lil' things to mine - like maybe some honeysuckle vine or some old garden tools - but as usual - I'm a lil' behind. Any of you have any neat ideas of things to tuck in amongst the blooms? Please share if you do!

First off, I had to show you this pic- 'cause look who is looking out the window at me - yes, that's snowball - with his summer haircut!! Isn't he a cutie?

This red window box outside the dining room is filled with zinnias, angelonia, ivy geraniums, bacopa, spilanthus, marigolds and creeping Jenny.

Outside the kitchen window is lots of orange impatiens, some asparagus fern, ivy and king coleus - this is a spot that is completely shaded - so my choices for blooming flowers are slim.

This box is outside my lil' boys play ground. I put some "tough" flowers there 'cause he helps me take care of them. I stuck with orange this year - I usually use all reds and yellows - but I was just ready to mix it up a bit. Orange zinnias, french marigolds, gazania, artilery fern, and spilanthus (peek-a-boo) - that is the circular plant on the right.

This is what I see looking out my kitchen window - I've wanted a window box there for years but hubby wasn't to keen on me puttin' holes in the siding - took me a while to convince him - but that was my mother's day present. Truth is, he is enjoying it jus' as much as me.

Here is a lil' basket hanging outside the porch at the shop with some beautiful trailing verbena in it.

And last but not least - a barn wood window box from the shop- filled with kong coleus, impatiens, asparagus and artillery fern with an old rake nestled in.

oops, I almost forgot. This basket "window box" is on my back porch filled with ferns - it is actually one of my favorites.
So I'll ask you again (jus' like Captial One) hehe - "What's In Your Window Box?" - Please share with me - I'd love to see.

Everybody have a beautiful start to your week.
Many blessings,


Annie said...

Your window boxes are beautiful.

Julie said...

oh Cathy I love your window boxes I have been wanting one for both of my front windows. I may have to talk hubby into making me some. Yours are wonderful:)

Susie Homemaker said...

Oh Cathy...your window boxes are so full and gorgeous!
I too have wanted some for our little house...and my hubby has the same fears...but, maybe there is still hope:)


Goat Creek Grandma said...

The window boxes are beautiful! DH bought me a couple this weekend for my herbs and I can't wait to get them planted.

Take Care,

Colleen said...

Just gorgeous!! My DH is reluctant, too to put holes in anything so I have to go slow...know what I mean??? LOL

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Cathy,
I love all your window boxes. I have two in the front yard, I think my flowers have made there showing I might have to replant a few new ones.
Very, very beautiful,
Enjoy your day,

the primitive country bug said...

Your window boxes are just beautiful!!! I wish you could come here and teach me a thing or two about putting together floral displays like yours.
I was blessed with my very first window boxes from a friend who didn't want them anymore and right now they're sitting empty on my front porch. LOL!
You can be sure I'll be looking to your blog again for inspiration and names before I go to the greenhouse shopping.
Have a great week!
Blessings~ Birgit

Becca's Dirt said...

You sure have some pretty stuff in your window boxes. They are all so full. I have no window boxes yet but after this I will have to get me a few.

Snoball is so pretty - Buddy sends a arf-arf-arf to Snoball.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Mine have red geraniums and two types that I don't know the names of but I still love them:)
Yours are beautiful!!!
Never thought to put anything decorative in with them:)

Deb @ Crows on the Cupola said...

Cathy, your flowers are absolutely gorgeous! I am afraid you wouldn't want to see what's in my flower boxes..they are not very pretty at the moment cause most froze last Friday night, even with the coverings over them! So I guess I will be starting over if the green house has any left that is. I suppose I could dig out some photos of last year and reminisce! Thanks for sharing your pics.

Bittersweet Primitives said...

Well, Cathy....there is nothing in my window boxes and nothing in my wallet. Pooh!! LOL But I love love your window boxes and makes me inspired to figure out how I can get some for my house. Hmmm? Thanks for sharing your wonderful colors with us. Have a great evening. *Sherie*

Robin's New Song said...

Just started a blog and stumbled upon yours! I have family in Berea! My husband and I create custom iron arbors, gates,etc. I have linked our website to my blog, although I have a garden blog too. So glad to have found you! Hope you'll visit ours too!

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

WAAAHHH!! I don't got no window box. Poor me, poor poor me! (Always wanted them but no way is he putting holes in the house!!) Yours are just gorgeous, and you really know how to put those flowers together, I enjoyed seeing all the different combinations. We have whiskey barrels placed all over the front yard. We're boring, and do them all the same!
Joni said...

what a great assortment you have in your boxes. Thank you for sharing. I want to get some for my deck so I can admire from my breakfast nook.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Your window boxes are very lovely! Thanks for sharing them with us.

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love your window boxes. Right now I have just one, I plan on having a few more! In the box I have yellow chrysanthemums, white verbena, red petunias and maybe something else but it is raining out and I just dried my hair, I am not going outside just yet!
Have a wonderful day!

This Country Girl said...

What window boxes? mean the ones that my sweet hubby is going to make me now after seeing your luscious flowers looking so pretty in yours? I don't know yet, but I'll be sure and show you! :)

Your window boxes look lovely! I love my visits over here! It's always something pretty to look at!

Have a great evening, Cathy!

downbranchroad said...

Cathy, your window boxes are BEAUTIFUL. I dont have any:(, maybe someday. I also noticed Snowball looking out through the screen. He is a cutie! I am a dog lover too.

Jean said...

Cathy, all your window boxes are beautiful but I too am partial to the fern one. I have never met a fern I didn't love.
Have a beautiful evening.
jean in Virginia