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Window Boxes?

Wednesday, 06 Jun 12 Storms 22°C / 72°F

I wonder if wonder if window boxes would help the blank wall on the north side of the house. But wouldn’t they need a lot of water? There is no convenient water source. Maybe I could set up a rain barrel.

The windows and storms are in terrible shape – one storm just fell apart last year, and I will have to insulate it from the inside this winter. Money for replacements will not appear soon. I could check the sills and caulk/repaint them, then see how I could attach window boxes.

Maybe succulents would not need as much water. I have sedums and hens-n-chicks I can pop in. What else? Maybe just some annuals. The wall gets mid-afternoon to evening sun. New Guinea impatiens?

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  • anelson

    anelson wrote:

    sedums are a great idea for something that looks great and is not too needy

    Posted on 06 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • HollyBee

    HollyBee wrote:

    Check out Pinterest in the Gardening section. There are a lot of ideas for putting succulents on window frames covered with chicken wire etc. and hung on the wall. You have a perfect spot there!

    Posted on 06 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • Matriarchy

    Matriarchy wrote:

    I am a Pinterest freak, HollyBee! I have a whole board full of succulent pix – LOL! Making that happen on the ground is another story. There is SO much to do here, that even the window box idea won’t happen this year, so I do have time to sort through all those pix and see what I could do. Building one of those cool strawberry towers is another thought. Feel free to follow me, and I will follow you back.

    Posted on 06 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

  • HollyBee

    HollyBee wrote:

    Following you now!

    Posted on 06 Jun 12 (almost 3 years ago)

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