Saturday, July 31, 2010

Wooden window boxes

If you are looking to add some charm and beauty to your home, why not think of decorative wooden window boxes? You can plant them with a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, flowers or even topiaries. What exactly is a wooden window box? Well, it is just a small container garden that can be planted with a wide variety of vegetables or herbs flowers as you prefer. You can use them inside your home or even mount them outside your window.

As far as box materials for window boxes are concerned, many people like to go for plastic material because it can hold moisture and are pretty lightweight. If you looking to make whole thing even more attractive try selecting colored plastic container but make sure to slide it into a cedar framed window box. That is because colored plastic can fade in sunlight over a period of time. Other choices are metal or wicker window boxes. You must keep in mind the style of your house and color combination before you choose the one. Container is supposed to have sufficient drainage holes so that root does not rot.

Now when it comes to choosing suitable plants for the boxes, first you need to decide whether you will keep the wooden box indoor or outside your window. Also give a thought to the architecture of your house. There is no lack of popular flowers and plants for your wooden box. You can opt for miniature roses or compact flowers like annulus and primulas. They will make for a good choice. Alternately, you also have the options like herbs, lemon verbena, chamomile and lavender etc.

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