Orange And Blue Window Box Plans

by Fern on August 23, 2010

in Container Combos

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Window boxes can be used in more places than just under windows. For example, I like lining the edge of my balcony with them and planting the boxes overflowing with plants. What’s nice is that my garage is right under my balcony, and I get to see all those plants spilling out of their window boxes every time I come and go. I just planted these two window boxes, remind me to post more photos when these window boxes grows in.

  • A – Blue Salvia (1 six pack will be enough for two window boxes)
  • B – White Cosmos (1 six pack will be enough for two window boxes)
  • C – Orange Lantana
  • D – White Sweet Alyssum (1 six pack will be enough for two window boxes)
  • E – Blue Lobelia (1 six pack will be enough for two window boxes)

Planting these window boxes is pretty darn easy. In the back you switch off between cosmos and salvia. In the front, you plant a lantana in each corner and alternate between the lobelia and sweet alyssum in between them.

I can’t wait until everything grows in! For now, this is what it looks like:

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Cara (aka Temberton) August 24, 2010 at 9:03 am

I’m not even a fan of orange, but that is lovely! Wonderful color combo!


Luis Tobon August 24, 2010 at 10:32 am


My mom just brought over a few window boxes and you have inspired me to actually use them! These look gorgeous.



meemsnyc August 24, 2010 at 1:33 pm

I love window boxes. Yours is so pretty!


Mary C. August 24, 2010 at 2:53 pm

Oh nice job on the memorial planting there Fern.


Will August 26, 2010 at 5:28 am

Being a Florida Gator, this is an excellent planting for football season. Thanks for the idea!


Kim at Rustic Garden Bistro August 29, 2010 at 11:55 am

Hey Fern! What beautiful window boxes! Cruising your blog today is inspiring me to hit up the local nursery to get some new colors in the garden. Looking forward to some autumn colors already!!

Have a great rest of the weekend. Aren’t you glad it’s cooling down?!



Roberta August 29, 2010 at 2:17 pm

What a neat idea. I’m sure you have the prettiest balcony garden in Fullerton!


Karen ~ Wall Flower Studio September 12, 2010 at 12:37 pm

Oh, I just love this. The colour combination is really appealing. I’m going to have to try this next year. Very inspiring!


Lindsay August 20, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Those are gorgeous flowers! White Cosmos and Orange Lantana are my favorite out of the mix, but they all compliment each other wonderfully.


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