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WINDOW BOXES!!!

I fell in love with a particular window box right after we moved into our house.

Window Box Grandin Road

I saw them on the beautiful home at August Fields and knew that they would be a perfect addition to our home. They are the Nantucket Window Planter from Grandin Road and by golly, they aren’t cheap! So, I did what any bargain-loving lady does…I checked their website every week until they went on sale. I was beginning to give up hope that they even ran sales on them when in November (go figure?!) I checked on them and they were on sale. I literally ran upstairs and burst into the room my hubby was in, shrieking with excitement that after waiting 7 months, my beautiful window boxes were on sale! Yippee!! I ordered them that minute. 🙂

I can’t tell you how excited I was when the weather finally cooperated and we could get them hung and more importantly, I could get them planted!

Window Boxes and front windows

Front of House with Window Boxes

Window Box and Window

Aren’t they dreamy?? I just love the corbels and it seriously looks like they were made for our house the way they match the shutters. LOVE.THEM.

They are already filling out so nicely! I find myself just standing out front looking at them. 🙂

Window Box Grandin Road

They are filled with 3 fuchsia geraniums* (they look red in the photo, but they aren’t), 2 Diamond Frost – Euphorbia, 2 sweet potato vines, 3 white trailing verbena (one is between the vines and then on each side), and 2 Superbells – Tickled Pink. I am so pleased with how they are already filling out and I can’t wait to watch the verbena and vines trail down the front! 🙂

*I told you in my post about Lowes that I scored some gorgeous geranium planters for 4 bucks. Each planter had 3 plants full of buds and beautiful green leaves. SO, I pulled them out of the planter and split them all up and used them to fill my window boxes! $4 bucks for 3 plants vs $4 PER plant at the local greenhouse I picked up the rest of my annuals. Now THAT’S a good deal! 🙂

So what about you? Do you have window boxes or a new space this Spring you are loving?

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Gorgeous Annuals

Whew, Manic Monday. Agree?

I have flowers on the brain BIG time. I guess you could call it a case of Spring fever. I know I still have a couple months before I can plant at our house, but I just can’t help myself. It’s the sunshine – it’s making me a little crazy. In a good way.

I always like to browse online and see what new annuals will be making their debut for the year and I found a bunch on Better Homes and Gardens. It inspired me to make a new Pinterest board, which you can check out here. In the meantime, here are a few of my favorites I hope to be able to find in my area.

I’m a huge fan of petunias! I always have a variety of them in my planters and am looking forward to using them in the window boxes we will be putting up this Spring. There are so many amazing colors to choose from and I love the new varieties that bloom all season and don’t require a lot of deadheading and pinching. (Although, I do think it’s fun to do that in a few places.) I love the double-petunias and their almost rose-like quality. I enjoyed them last year and will be using them again for sure.

Supertunia Picasso In Pink Petunia

Supertunia Picasso In Pink Petunia

Surfinia Summer Double Petunia Family

Surfinia Summer Double Petunia Family

'Blue A Fuse' Petunia

‘Blue A Fuse’ Petunia

I love all varieties of Alyssum, but I especially love the variegated leaves on this plant. I often tuck these into my planters, but it’s just as beautiful in the ground around the feet of taller, stalkier perennials.

Frosty Knight Sweet Alyssum

Frosty Knight Sweet Alyssum

These next few are another favorite of mine – Verbena. I love, love, love this flower and these new colors and multi-color petals knock my socks off.  They are so beautiful trailing out of a planter or hanging basket.

Lanai Vintage Rose Verbena

Lanai Vintage Rose Verbena

Lanai Lime Green Verbena

Lanai Lime Green Verbena

'Estrella Pink Star' Verbena

‘Estrella Pink Star’ Verbena

I have a bunch more on my Pinterest board and will be going back and adding more for sure. What are you looking forward to planting this year? Any of you lucky enough to already be putting in your annuals at your house?