Flower Mixed Arrangements in Window Boxes

This combination of outdoor artificial ivy, buckler fern and guzmania bromeliads is available for window boxes 24-72 inches.

WindowBox.com stocks this combination of outdoor artificial ivy, buckler fern and guzmania bromeliads; available for window boxes 24-72 inches.

Window boxes make a house feel like a cozy home, but now that you have yours installed, have you considered what kind of flower arrangements you’ll plant inside?  There is plenty to be said for the monochromatic beauty of a mass of a single-colored flowering plant, but you can get a lot more interesting results by mixing plants of different height, form or hue in one box.  Spring flowers mixed with summer and fall bloomers can create a window box that’s constantly full of color, but plants take time to fill in window boxes and flowers fade, sometimes turning into crispy husks of their former beauty in the summer.  What’s a gardener to do?

There’s another option for gardeners with busy schedules or window boxes in hard to reach spots: artificial plants.  Today’s artificial plants aren’t your typical cemetery-smothering silk flowers that look questionably real — some of the artificial plants on the market today are very hard to distinguish from the real deal, making them perfect options for window boxes.  After all, a mass of dead plants makes your home look sloppy and uncared for, but artificial plants can give window boxes, baskets and patio planters the illusion of life without all the effort.

Outdoor artificial bougainvillea won't overrun containers and take over your garden.

Outdoor artificial bougainvillea won’t overrun containers and take over your garden.

 

UV Rated Outdoor Artificial Arrangements

 

Geraniums are the most traditional flowers we can think of for window boxes. These UV-rated faux versions make perfect stand-ins.

Geraniums are the most traditional flowers we can think of for window boxes. These UV-rated faux versions make perfect stand-ins.

Artificial hanging plants don’t require the constant care that basket-planted foliage requires and they don’t care what kind of light you expose them to.  It’s never too hot or too cold for artificial flowers in your window boxes (though you really should bring them inside in the winter or they just look strange).  Even picky plants like azaleas are made exponentially easier as outdoor-rated replicas.  No matter what look you’re going for or what kind of plants you’d like to see together, artificial versions always play nice with others and never out-pace their window box or container neighbors.

There are lots of reasons to want to grow plants in containers, but if you can’t care for your plants properly, you’ll just end up with a disaster.  High-quality artificial replicas were created for gardeners just like you — if you’re a plant it and forget it kind of person, there’s nothing better suited to your lifestyle.  Dressing your home up with colorful containers is easy even for the blackest of thumbs when you turn to artificial plants to recreate the mixed arrangements you’ve seen at the big home centers or the local nursery.  After all, there’s something so inviting about a home surrounded with plants — even if they’re just really good fakes.

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