You live in an apartment in a city but you want to have a little garden of your own. Or you simply want to spruce up the look of your otherwise stale house and you really envy your neighbors window flower boxes. It's true that since urban areas are becoming more and more congested with spaces so limited, we are seeing less and less greens and flowers in our home. There is simply a very limited space to have a traditional garden these days.
The perfect solution to space problems for a home garden and livening up a window is to add window boxes planters! These window planters have actually been around for a very long time already. Ancient Romans in particular have been very fond of planting herbs and flowering plants on their window boxes. Window box gardens are indeed a classic!
Making one or even buying a ready-made one and installing it can be enjoyable and the pleasure you'll get from tending to your mini garden is considerable. You can grow culinary herbs and spices, medical plants, and the more popular choice are flowers. There are a wide variety of choices when it comes to window plant boxes. Shop around for styles and materials that would best suit your home and mini garden in mind. There are boxes made of vinyl, wood, metal, fiberglass etc. Or if you are into carpentry and wouldn't mind some DIY project, then why not make one yourself?
When it comes to choosing plants for your window garden, consider the following:
- Height and Length of the Plants. For example plants that grows upright and a bit long can add more character and is a good choice too if you want your plants to visible from the inside of your house. In terms of length, if you plan to include cascading plants, then make sure you trim it regularly if its on the ground level. If its on the 2nd or higher floors then it'll be a lovely addition.
- When choosing flowering plants think about their bloom time. It also helps if you have some knowledge about caring for them so you can get the maximum bloom time from your window garden.
- Add in some foliage to provide volume and texture whenever the flowering plants are not in bloom.