Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Summer Window Boxes


Yes, yes, I know, it's not even officially spring yet, 
but we had temps reach 70 degrees today
and while I played with my boys outside,
I couldn't help taking stock of the sad state of affairs in our yard especially my big, lonely, empty window boxes. {The Christmas greens were just removed two weeks ago.  Hanging my head in shame.} 
 I absolutely love this combination for summer: 
Hydrangeas + Boxwood + Ivy
They would fare well in our very shaded front yard.

Simply gorgeous.  


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  1. I'm also starting to think about flowers for boxes & our front porch. We just moved from a very shady lot to a very sunny lot, so a whole world of possibilities has opened for me!

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  2. Love the hydrangea, boxwood, ivy combination! I have been a terrible blogger lately and haven't even really read many blogs, but--just tonight--I went back through yours to catch up on all I've missed. I have to say I was drooling over those pancake shots! And good luck with your kitchen tweak. I love the direction you have in mind.

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    1. my blog ready is the worst it has ever been, so thank you for stopping by!! i'm so behind on my favorite blogs and there are so many more new ones i'd love to read. where to find the time??!! :)

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  3. These are beautiful ! I need to go get some of these for our balcony! Great ideas, and thanks for sharing!

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  4. Can't wait to see what you come up with

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  5. I love that combo! So pretty!!!

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  6. I may be the only person who doesn't care for spring b/c it means tornado weather for me. I pretty much dread it's arrival and wish it away. I guess that's why God gave us gorgeous flowers during this time. I was so happy to pot a huge urn of hot pink geraniums last week and fill our beds with petunias and snapdragons. But mostly, I can't wait for our hydrangeas to return! Happy spring planting! xo

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  7. Can I just say that I LOVE your home? I have been looking at your older posts (I am a new follower) and I am in love. It's exactly the look I TRY to achieve in my home. And your post titled, "Unapologetically Country" was like therapy for me. I've been going through the "Why does my house look so country? I love country, don't I? But I love cozy...don't I want it to be cozy but classic and traditional, but not stuffy?" Anyway, LOVE your home! Thanks for the wonderful pictures and posts!

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  8. I love how everyone seems SO ready for Spring and Summer this year! I have to say that I am totally with you!

    I agree with Town and Country Mom - love the hydrangea, boxwood, ivy combination. - Rachel

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  9. Loved your holiday window boxes! I am hoping to install a couple on our house when we get our house repainted this Spring. However, they are sure hard to find. Did your home come with them or did you install yourself? Can;t wait to see how you fill yours!

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  10. Tessa,
    Love all these. You've given me some ideas, since our front is quite shaded also. The combination is so pretty- all my favorites too.
    Kim

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  11. By the way, after this post the honey-do list just got a tad bit longer ;)

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  12. Beautiful look...would you just transplant the shrubs at the end of season, you think? Or would you have to treat them like annuals and bid them a fond farewell in a few months? Have you found a source on how to get them to survive a spring in a box? (Why does that sound like the beginning of a bad joke?) Sorry for the rapid fire questions, ha! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. hi colleen ~ i probably won't plant anything till may. early spring here is too erratic with temperature changes to risk it. i will try to transplant them at the end of the season too. i've had luck doing this with potted hydrangeas in the past. i've always had annuals in my window boxes though so this will be a test for me. ~tessa

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