No matter where you live – the city, a small town, the suburbs – window boxes will always be in style. No yard, no problem! Fill your Summer Window Boxes with beautiful color and lovely foliage to keep your home colorful, on the inside and out!
Check out these easy How-To Videos from our friends at Monrovia on how to set up your window box. Be sure to stop by your nearest Calloway’s and Cornelius to pick up top quality plants and color for a successful and beautiful Summer Window Box.
Here are some steps to follow when preparing your own box this summer.
How To Make Your Summer Window Box
STEP 1: PREP YOUR WINDOW BOX
Line your window box and add quality potting soil. Calloway’s Premium Potting Soil will keep your plants and their roots healthy by maintaining proper moisture in the soil.
STEP 2: ADD YOUR GREENERY
First, add your greenery or foliage. This will create a beautiful texture and contrast to your color. Ornamental Grasses will add volume and character to your design.
Ivy is also a great option for your color box because as they grow, they will spill gracefully over the edge creating an elegant and delicate look.
Coleus will give your window lovely splashes of color. Its leaves are beautifully rounded and wavy at the edges.
You can even plant some fresh herbs!
Space out the plants and use odd numbers to keep the design interesting and asymmetrical or balance out the look by mirroring the plants on each side of the window box.
STEP 3: ADD YOUR COLOR
Everyone needs a pop of color in their lives as well as in their gardens! Fill in the remainder of your box with spectacular seasonal color.
Cora® Cascade Vinca plants are great for the summer because they love the sun and thrive in our Texas heat. As they grow, they will eventually spill over the edge of your window box with its lovely blooms. They also attract butterflies to your garden!
Crossandra and Celosia will add spikes of color to your window box. Crossandra will provide an entrancing orange hue with thick green leaves.
Celosia comes in vibrant shades like pink, red, and yellow. It is an extremely low maintenance plant that thrives in the summer sun.
Pentas are another amazing option for color. They love the sun and heat and provide lovely hues of red, pin,k and white. You can surely enjoy these beauties into the fall.
STEP 3: CARE FOR YOUR PLANTS
Make sure your plants are getting enough water. The soil should be moist to keep your roots healthy. Keep your plants fed and your blooms vibrant with Calloway’s Amazing Blooms.
Stop by our store nearest you to pick up everything you need for your Summer Window Box!