From first hand experiences, garden experts and enthusiasts met in the same set of best ways on how to choose and grow flowers productively in window boxes. Here are the must-factors to consider:
Sensitivity to sunlight
Most plants grow well when exposed to sunlight. However, there are those that thrive productively in shaded areas like the Hydrangeas and Begonias plants. These two plant species are vulnerable to too much sunlight. However, if they are placed on decorative window boxes in shaded areas of your home, they appear more blissful and nonetheless, perfect. Begonias and Hydrangeas are different from most plants considering that their need for sunlight is in minimal level and that you should put your window box in a location that receives less sunlight. This is no big deal, for with respect to aesthetic value, they best compliment your artful window boxes and show off your home at its best.
Adaptability to seasonal change
The drastic change of weather or the change of seasons should be considered when growing flowering plants. There are flowers that grow well in spring and summer; while others bloom abundantly during autumn and winter. It is very necessary to have knowledge on what plants can adapt to the changing seasons so as not to have them live in summer and expect them to die when fall comes. Evergreen, Hydrangea, Anthurium, and Begonias are some of the many flowering plants that grow abundantly during spring and summer. Primulas, Capsicum, and Solanum are lavishly growing when seasons of winter and autumn strike. Planting pansies and flowering kale is also great if you want to add color to your winter. You might not want your decorative window boxes get replanted every season, so you would rather have some good perennial plants planted in them like Violas, hardy geraniums, or miniature roses. Planting annuals which allow you to grow different flowers in a yearly span is another great option. Some of the good annual plants to grow in your window boxes are petunias, nasturtiums, marigolds, impatiens, and snapdragons.
Productivity and growth
Your window box will look more wonderful than ever if inside them are plants that produce plenty of flowers. Campanula and Kalanchoe are two of the most common species of flowering plants that grow fast and produce more volume of flowers. Choosing flowering plants that have quantity of colors and structures is also preferable. That is for you to enjoy all seasons with lots of bright petals around.
Having such colorful stuff in our homes gives an exceptional feeling. The moment we arrive from the hustle and bustle of work, travel and tiring activities every day, that wonderful garden right beside the windows serves as your relaxant and fresh air. Having a garden at home is something that we should not deprive ourselves of. A small flowerbox with plenty of colorful flowers nevertheless can make a home a sweet and comforting place to dwell.