How To Plant Window Boxes Like a Pro


Window boxes overflowing with colorful flowers are the best way to add curb appeal to any home during the spring and summer months.

Window boxes bursting with color all summer long were always my dream when we bought our first house.

Self-watering window boxes made from PVC will last you for years to come. While wooden varieties look beautiful and classic, they can rot quickly unless you’re diligent about using window box liners.

The Type of Window Box to Use

Choosing the right potting soil is essential for the health of your plants. You’ll want to avoid using garden soil, as it can be too heavy and may contain pests or diseases. 

Choose the Right Potting Soil

If you’re starting with new boxes, fill them with the potting mix a few inches from the top of the container. Ensure it’s nice and evenly spread, to give your plants the best environment to grow.

Fill the Window Box

When designing your window box, you’ll want to choose different plants for interest. I don’t use anything fancy or exotic and all these plants will be able at your local garden center.

Choosing What To Plant

One of the easiest ways to design a window box is to follow the thriller, filler, spiller rule for the types of plants you choose. This formula works for a container garden, too.

Follow the Thriller, Filler, Spiller Rule