Kylee here to share a little exterior house update we made this summer–we added window boxes! They make our little Cape Cod style home look so much more charming, don’t they? I can picture them filled with different plants for every season.
We found these self-watering window boxes and they have been great! The self-watering feature is nice! We can go 5-7 days without water, depending on how hot it is. You just pour water into some PVC pipe with wicks that are inside the box. I also have been using a fertilizer once a month.
We installed them ourselves and I’d say anyone with intermediate skill could probably take it on. It mostly just took stud-finding with a stud finder (which was actually our biggest challenge with our plaster walls!) and making sure we had the right drill bits. For sizing we measured our windows and went with a size that extended just slightly past our window frame.
These photos were taken right when we planted, about a month ago. It’s been so fun to watch them grow and fill in the past few weeks!
Deciding what to plant for the summer was the hardest part. I originally got a more neutral color palette of flowers, but ultimately went with my husband’s wish, which was to be more cheery and colorful (which turned out to be a perfect choice!).
Here is a list of everything we planted for summer:
- Creeping Jenny
- Alonia Big Snow Angelonia
- Lobelia Waterfall Purple
- Euphorbia Starblast Snowdrift
- Sweet Potato Vine
You can follow along on my Instagram to see more of my home and life! Pin this post for next year if you want to remember what to plant.
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