have you ever been to charleston, south carolina? i haven't. yet.
but when i see pictures of charleston it never fails to include homes with window boxes that are spilling over with glorious color and full to the brim of floral goodness.
for my color scheme i stick with red, white and green. it is very traditional (which fits the style of our home) and it makes my time in the flower greenhouses go much faster. i go right to the red, whites and greens.....
this is how i filled our two window boxes this year. i can't wait to see them fill out and mound over!
back row left to right: 1. Calliope Dark Red Geranium 2. Cornerstone Phormium Spike Plant 3. Calliope Dark Red Geranium
front row left to right: 1. Lemon Licorice 2. Snowstorm Giant Snowflake 3. Fame White Petunia 4. Snow Princess 5. Fame White Petunia 6. Snowstorm Giant Snowflake 7. Lysimachia 'Aurea'
these window boxes are the nantucket window planters from Grandinroad.
for my soil i used a mix. the bag on the left is a lighter weight, fertilized mixture from the garden shop. the bag on the right is regular potting soil.
i layered the two soils until the planter was almost full
i also sprinkled osmocote slow release fertilizer throughout the soil.
i always start from the middle and work my way out.
when all the plants are in i give it a good water and wait! :)