One of the best things we have done to the outside of our home was to add 3 large flower window boxes. We originally added them at the end of summer, so we had to wait until the following year to plant anything.
I decided to add them to the driveway side of the house to give more color above the ivy section and to the front of the house where we had a large open space on the second level, yes the second level.
I purchased these from FlowerWindowBoxes.com. A fellow blogger suggested to add a flower window box to the front of my house to give it so more character. I loved the idea and decided to carry it over to the side of the house as well.
The boxes from FlowerWindowBoxes.com use a “cellular PVC” which means they will not warp, bend, crack, bow, sag, distort, or break. They can also easily be painted to match your trim, shutters, or home. They are designed to be durable and to last a lifetime through all seasons of the year. Their PVC window boxes are considered an upgrade over other no rot window boxes because they are the only boxes that look like wood and will never rot. The other reason I chose FlowerWindowBoxes.com is for the self watering feature. I can water my boxes every 2 weeks or so and not have to worry about having to open my windows every day in the summer time.
One of the tips I learned while ordering my flower window boxes is to take a roll of paper towels and stretch to the size of the boxes so you can visually see what size will work for your windows.
This was the best tip! I am such a visual person, this allowed me to really see if I liked the look of flower boxes on my windows. I loved how easy it was to order my flower window boxes and they came fully assembled and ready to hang.
Mr DD. used the saw horse to hold the boxes while he measured and drilled the holes. The installation was very simple, you can read about it here on the site.
The scariest part of hanging these 6 foot and 8 foot flower boxes was knowing the one on the front was on a second story. It was just me and Mr. DD home and he is determined to get them hung and off his honey-do list. I advised him to wait until the boys get home and they could help. No, he can be as stubborn as me sometimes.
Imagine – Mr. DD. placing the ladder below the front window, carrying the heavy 8 foot flower box up the ladder, holding and balancing the box on the top of the ladder, drilling the flower boxes to the side of the house, ALL BY HIMSELF, as I watched from the bedroom window. What was I really going to do from the window if something should have happened. I could not even take a picture of this happening. Imagine me saying, “honey can you hold on a minute while I go downstairs grab the camera, go outside and take a few pictures of you.” I don’t think that would’ve gone over to well. I was after all helping him hold the drill in between the drilling.
What do you think of the flower window boxes? I am thinking of adding another one to the front to the top window, what do you think? Leave me a comment to let me know if I should I leave it the way it is or add the other to the top window?