The Best Plants For A Full Flower Box

August 5, 2020

I am the first to admit that I do not have a green thumb. I feel like when it comes to plants I don't have much of an idea of what I am doing. Even though it's very likely a plant might not survive on my watch, it doesn't mean that I don't truly appreciate the beauty and charm they add to their environment. And that's exactly why I keep trying to figure out what works and doesn't. 

One of the areas I've found some decent success in are my window flower boxes. It was such a nice surprise when I discovered a combination of flowers and greenery that have been thriving. Luscious flower boxes for summer days is just what a little brick house needs to liven her up! So I thought I would share what I have found that works for these boxes that get morning sun and afternoon + evening shade. Keep scrolling for the pretties that have been blooming and growing like magic since I planted them in the beginning of May.

And don't forget to water! But, if you do, impatiens are the most forgiving flower and will perk right back up after a good dose of water! So will this vine! 

My flower + greenery match-up:
  • Impatiens - these are great in mostly shade, but mine have proven to like some morning sunshine. They start off relatively small when you buy them, and in the right conditions they grow and spread so nicely. I have some in terra-cotta pots on my front porch too. Impatiens provide such a nice pop of color.
  • Verigated Vinca Vine - this is a great plant for creating a "spilling over" effect. This trailing greenery grows so rapid and really fills out a flower box nicely. Currently, mine is touching the ground, and I need to trim it!
Just as important as the flowers, you want a flower box that has great drainage and structure. Without the drainage and structure, the plants won't survive and it's just a mess. We had a set before our current set that was iron slats with a grass surround. We couldn't keep anything alive and the grass was falling apart from being watered. These window boxes are outstanding, and I could rave about them all day long! They're super easy to install too. And you can easily take them down when it's time to plant and then put them back up!