How long should my window box be?

How long should my window box be?

As far as height is concerned, you can follow a rule of thumb: the window box should be about 25 percent of the height of the window or 20 percent if the windows are very tall, such as the ones frequently found on the parlor floor of a brownstone.

What should I plant in window boxes?

Petunias, geraniums, zinnias, nasturtiums, and begonias are good choices for main-theme flowers. Fill in with things like wandering jew, ivy, euonymus, heather, or vinca, which will cascade over the edge of the box. Impatiens do well in shady locations. More subtle choices include coleus, heliotrope, and salvia.

Can I leave perennials in pots over winter?

For those of you that do want to overwinter a perennial or shrub in a pot, it can be done. ... The reason a plant in a pot needs to be hardier than one planted in the ground is that the soil in the pot will freeze harder than the ground. The soil will also thaw out quicker than the ground.

What flowers grow best in pots?

10 Best Plants for Container Gardening

  • Angelonia. ...
  • Coleus. ...
  • Euphorbia. ...
  • Ornamental Pepper. ...
  • Nemesia. Courtesy of Ball Horticultural. ...
  • Hydrangea. Courtesy of Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs. ...
  • Roses. Getty Images. ...
  • Pansies and Violas. Courtesy of Ball Horticultural Company.

Do I need to put rocks in the bottom of a planter?

You do need a nice substantial layer of rock ( or one of the above) if you don't have drainage holes at the bottom. (Yes you want drainage holes, but I know some of you are going to use cache pots without holes to plant in any way.) The substantial layer on the bottom gives a place for the excess water to go.

What flowers bloom all summer in full sun?

17 Full Sun Annuals that Bloom All Summer

  1. Marigolds. The colorful pop of orange is a great addition to any garden, but Marigolds also come in yellow and red shades. ...
  2. Petunias. ...
  3. Lisianthus. ...
  4. Zinnias. ...
  5. Begonias. ...
  6. Pentas. ...
  7. Celosia Spicata. ...
  8. Poppy Flowers.

What happens if you plant bulbs upside down?

It will still grow, even if it's upside-down, although the plant will be unnecessarily stressed and may eventually die if left upside-down. You can always dig up the bulb after it has finished flowering to see which side the leaves have emerged from (that's the top of the bulb).

What do I do with potted daffodils after they bloom?

Clip off the blooms when they begin to wither and die. This will eliminate energy from being diverted into possible seed production. Put the potted plants in a cool and sunny location and keep the soil moist, but not soggy, at all times. Grow the leaves as a houseplant for as long as they stay green.