Garden Oasis: Our Window Boxes
We largely chose our apartment in LA because of the little deck. It's covered and has hardwood floors so it feels like an extension of our living room. I am working on filling it with tons of plants and flowers to make it feel like an English garden. We now have potted hydrangeas, lots of veggies, and a trellis with jasmine. Our window boxes were one of the first projects we did and I am in love with the way they look. I have wanted window boxes in every apartment I have ever lived in. I love that you can see the floors from inside while looking out and when you're out on the deck they add so much life.
This planter from Terrain was my inspo. Too cute to handle.
And here's our finished box! We go these wooden planters from our local nursery for about $15 each. I measured the window sill before heading to the nursery so we could make sure the box size was correct. Unfortunately, I can't remember the names of all of the different flowers in the box - my mom (you can call her Pam) was here visiting and helped me pick them out. We walked around the nursery looking for plants that liked part sun/part shade, since our deck only gets a few hours of direct sunlight. I know the pink flowers are dahlias but I'm not sure of any of the others.
As a seasoned window boxer, my mom told me to make sure you make the plants in together pretty snug and pack soil in every nook and cranny. She also always covers most of the large drainage holes of boxes and planters with something like a flat rock, so that all of the potting soil doesn't run out over time. She leaves a tiny crack for the water to drain through and then holds it in place while piling soil on top.
And that's it! I will be sharing more about our garden projects coming up!