Planting Flowers for All Year Round
The dream of the perfect countryside garden resonates with country lovers everywhere. Not all of us have the luxury of a glorious, well-kept garden (and even if we do, we sometimes don’t have the time!), especially for those whose hearts belong in the country, but find themselves suffocated by the smog and towering buildings of the city. But here at A Hume (as you probably already know) it is so important to us that everyone has a little country, no matter where they are, so we have come up with a small way to achieve this through the humble garden box, because after all…a little country is good for the soul.
Some Starting Advice for a DIY Window Box
Designing a window box that will have a combination of evergreen and perennial flowers, means that the box will be beautiful all year round. When planting your window box with this in mind, you need to let your flowers have plenty of room and choose some plants who don’t mind company in the soil. In addition, make sure that all the plants will be happy with the type of soil and sun exposure they will be getting in the window box.
Here are a few ideas of the kind of perennials that would thrive in your window box.
Evergreens for All Year Round
The evergreens will make sure that even in winter, your window box will not look like a barren wasteland. Plants like ivy and dwarf fuchsia (that also make pretty purple blooms from summer into autumn) are hardy little plants that would be perfect.
Perennial Flowers for Spring
Flowers like snowdrops and daffodils are perfect for popping up during spring. Both plants are extremely relaxed and do not mind the roots of other bulbs being near them. They will happily wait in the soil until springtime comes again.
Perennial Flowers for Summer
Summer perennials like lavender and baby’s breath will last until the fall and be an excellent filler to hide any fading spring perennials that are done blooming and will give your window box a soft cottage garden atmosphere
Perennial Flowers for Autumn
Pansies and marigolds are lovely perennial bloomers that will thrive in your window box. They will be able to give your window box lovely colours in the autumn as they prefer cooler climates, thanks to the British summer not usually being too hot they have a chance to come back the next again year.