18 Bright and Beautiful Window Box Planters
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If you like your colors spicy hot, plant this design in a red or bright yellow box to underscore the vivid plant selection. Put coleus varieties ‘Skyrocket’ and ‘Tabasco’ in the back and New Guinea impatiens across the front and sides. Vinca vine trails in front. Grow this arrangement in partial sun.
The rich shades of coleus make a statement next to spots of bright color from blooms. From left: coleus 'Stained Glassworks Copper', Lantana 'Dallas Red', beargrass, coleus 'True Red', coleus 'Stained Glassworks Big Blond' and licorice vine.
Variegated trailers dangle over the edge of this box filled to brimming with cottage favorites including hibiscus, impatiens, pansies and periwinkle.
Red, white & nearly blue
Plant petunias in red, white and the bluest-looking purple you can find for a star-spangled scene in a red, white or blue container. Arrange plants in rows for stripes of color. Let vinca vines cascade over the edges. Grow this box in full sun.
For a light, delicate look, plant pink ‘Wave’ petunias and blue lobelia in front of silver ‘Icicle’ helichrysum. Vinca vine trails over the ivory-color box. Set in full sun.
Two white pots and three window boxes in coordinating colors line a sunny shelf. Fill with plants with ferny leaves, such as daisies or coreopsis, for an airy look.
On the shady side
For a spot of color in a shady setting, make groupings of coordinating colors of impatiens, such as pink and burgundy. Boston ferns separate the groups. Vinca trails over the cool green box.
Tulips and pansies combine in a simple, bright spring window box arrangement.
Yellow petunias mingle with spikes of grass and a variegated trailer in a window box decorated in lattice matching that used on this porch.
Fresh and dried flowers make for a bountiful fall look. Oversize cabbages anchor an arrangement that has branches twisting out in fun swirls.
At a woodsy retreat, this subdued collection of petunias and other plants fills a craftsman-style box.
Sweet potato vine and some coleus thrive in this shady setting and coordinate with the wood colors of this log cabin.
The two mums in this window box echo the ones in the ground. A big bow secures dried corn for extra fall mood.
Window boxes, planters and foundation plantings all work together here for a unified look.
Bright purple petunias are the quietest part of this arrangement. Almost-neon green sweet potato vine billows out in a bold statement. Three artsy planter stakes provide exclamation points to the energetic look.
A single plant repeated makes a modern statement, as do these deep-red geraniums.
Impatiens 'Dazzler Red' and 'Dazzler Pink' offer a pretty mix of high-up color in this dormer window box.
Matching window boxes further unite a pair of windows. Bright blue shutters call for plantings of brilliant blooms.