Colorful Container Gardens
Find out what it takes to create beautiful window boxes and planters that give your home's exterior instant curb appeal.
Place a window box container to give privacy to a room in public view. Plant the container lush and full for impact.
A terra-cotta box fits nicely on a wide window ledge, creating a living screen for a bathroom window. Clay pot feet slide under the front edge to level this container, which is on a sloping surface. An added benefit of using clay feet underneath a container is that it also improves drainage.
Impatiens cover the front of the box in colorful profusion, and tall cast-iron plant (Aspidistra elatior) adds height and year-round foliage to fill out the back.