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13 wonderful windowboxes

Nothing makes a home look cozier and more welcoming than windowboxes overflowing with flowers. Here are a few of our favorites, plus a blueprint to build your own windowboxes!
  • Barn box

    This simple white windowbox filled with nasturtiums, pansies, and other pretty flowers brings an unexpected pop of color and whimsy to this old barn. The backdrop doesn't have to be perfect -- plant some flowers anyway!

    Date Published: June 10, 2013
    Date Updated: June 10, 2013
    Tags: windowboxes
  • Cabbage container

    Who says windowboxes are just for flowers? Plant some ornamental cabbage and flowering kale, and you'll get amazing texture with your color. 

    Date Published: June 10, 2013
    Date Updated: June 10, 2013
    Tags: windowboxes
  • Mum's the word

    Mums and ivy fill this little barnside windowbox, trailing onto the mums planted below. Adding a windowbox, a few shutters, and a trellis add a whole lot of personality to this sunny spot.

    Date Published: June 10, 2013
    Date Updated: June 10, 2013
    Tags: windowboxes
  • Make it metal

    Windowboxes like this work perfectly under windows or on fences or gates. Once the fiber liner wears out, you can replace it with doubled-over burlap.

    Date Published: June 10, 2013
    Date Updated: June 10, 2013
    Tags: windowboxes
  • Garland of vine

    This long windowbox has been given a very special touch with this vine garland. To recreate this at home, anchor drapes of rope next to climbing vines, and train the vines to follow the rope. Before you know it, you'll have a gorgeous vine garland!

    Date Published: June 10, 2013
    Date Updated: June 10, 2013
    Tags: windowboxes
  • Stone and shutters

    Simple wood shutters and a pretty, flower-filled windowbox give this rustic stone building such a charming feel. This vignette could be from a modern place in the country, or a hundred-year-old European villa.

    Date Published: June 10, 2013
    Date Updated: June 10, 2013
    Tags: windowboxes
  • Angel on board

    A sweet little cherub is nestled among the sweet potato vine, topiary, and tons of flowing flowers in this gorgeous windowbox. What a great way to display a cherished statue!

    Date Published: June 10, 2013
    Date Updated: June 10, 2013
    Tags: windowboxes
  • Elegant touches

    Just a few simple upgrades can turn an ordinary window into a really spectacular setting. A scalloped border, green corbels and bracket, and an overflowing windowbox give make this home especially welcoming.

    Date Published: June 10, 2013
    Date Updated: June 10, 2013
    Tags: windowboxes
  • Modified windowbox

    Instead of a installing a windowbox, this homeowner got the same visual impact with a shelf full of flower-filled terra cotta pots under the window. This method makes it easy to change the flowers depending on the season and which flowers are in bloom. 

    Date Published: June 10, 2013
    Date Updated: June 10, 2013
    Tags: windowboxes
  • Bright and sunny

    What a cheery home! The yellow and white striped awnings and white wooden flowerboxes filled with bright colors make this home seem especially welcoming and warm. Adding windowboxes to your second-floor windows gives the rooms inside a special touch, and can fill your rooms with wonderful fragrance.

    Date Published: June 10, 2013
    Date Updated: June 10, 2013
    Tags: windowboxes
  • Garden shed windowbox

    The little window on this garden shed could easily have been overlooked in the landscape, but by adding a windowbox overflowing with pansies and violas, and a cute little picket-fence "garden" sign, the homeowner turned it into the focal point. Who wouldn't want this adorable shed in their yard?

    Date Published: June 10, 2013
    Date Updated: June 10, 2013
    Tags: windowboxes
  • Monkey business

    When your yellow shutters have red monkeys painted on them, you don't need a whole lot else to make a big impact with your windows. This small windowbox filled with cheery yellow pansies fits the bill perfectly. What a fun display!

    Date Published: June 10, 2013
    Date Updated: June 10, 2013
    Tags: windowboxes
  • Gutter planting

    What a great idea for planting succulents! Hang a piece of gutter from your deck or porch railing, or from a fence or gate, and fill with soil and a wide variety of succulents. Beautiful! Hanging a short piece of gutter with capped ends underneath your windows would be an easy, inexpensive way to create a windowbox, too!

    Date Published: June 10, 2013
    Date Updated: June 10, 2013
    Tags: windowboxes
  • Build your own windowboxes!

    Follow this easy-to-read blueprint to make windowboxes for your home. This smart design uses a piece of window screen cut to fit the bottom, to allow water to drain out through the drainage holes, while keeping dirt in place.

    See a larger version of the blueprint.

    Date Published: June 10, 2013
    Date Updated: June 10, 2013
    Tags: windowboxes

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