Window Box Gardens: Container Gardening Tips, Ideas & Advice

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Learn how to plant window box container gardens in this free home gardening video. Get beginner gardening tips, ideas & advice.

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Hi! My name is Scott Reil and on behalf of Expert Village, I would like to talk to you about container gardening. Window boxes are a fantastic way to dress up your house. It really kind of gives you that cottagey kind of feel that we always looked for since we moved in here. So we put them up on our back in the backyard and we put them up here on the garage. It is important for me that I don’t do something that looks like everybody else’s. For that reason and because we are kind of in a shaded area, I am going to do something with a little more foliage and a lot of other window boxes. I’ve chosen this Boston fern here as a great center piece because it matches up so well with the Christmas ferns that I have down here in the garden. So I am sort of extending the garden up the wall. That’s a great idea. If you have colors or plants in the garden, you can reference them, it’s a great way. For a bit of a splash and color, and to add something trailing over the edge, I want to put in these vinca vines. Again, it is sort of the same thing. I’ve got this wonderful cream and green variegation that matches up really nicely with some of the cream and green variegation that I have down here in my hasta border. Finally for that last little punch you call it; I am going to plant up some of these nice pink torenias that are going to give me a little splash of flower color in here to complete the picture along with the ferns and the vincas. Now I love these manger type boxes, but it is not the only kind of box out there. There are wooden boxes and what not but if you like to look at these manger boxes, here’s a quick secret. When I first put these in 2 years ago, we lined it with plastic. We poked holes through the plastic. That means that my raffia lining on the outside here hasn’t rotted away in a single season. I’m going into my third season now using the same raffia. So it’s the little tricks and tips that will really help you build an outstanding window box color display that is going to make you the envy of the neighborhood. Try some things on your own, experiment. Sooner or later you will come up with the right mix that fits you and your lifestyle


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