For several weeks, our front porch has been the holding place for my gathering of spring bulbs, just waiting for the days to warm. Hardening off and adjusting to cool nights in a protected area have kept the blooms from bolting. Finally spring has arrived and I can start working in the garden again.
At the top of my list is always dressing up our three windowboxes. Once they are prettied up, the spring season has officially arrived!
Blue and yellow are a favorite combination of mine and wonderful for a container planter. Pots of flowers are set into soil and topped with straw for easy change-outs as the season progresses. All the plants are then incorporated into our garden.
For Valentine’s Day, my sweet hubby gave me two pretty, new birdhouses. They became the main accents in these spring windowboxes surrounded by flowering bulbs and nests I had found. This thatched birdhouse is the larger of the two. Isn’t it wonderful?
A few years ago, I bought a bunch of Pussy Willow branches for a spring container I was making. Placed in wet soil, they grew roots and I planted my new little plants in the garden when I changed the display. Now there are two shrubs that produce all the Pussy Willow branches I need each spring for decorating inside and out.
Mid-season Daffodils are biding their time in the containers flanking the garage. Adding Primroses and Pansies and keeping the Redtwig Dogwood branches from the winter display maintain color here until they make their debut.
I always like to change out the little windowbox by our kitchen door, too. That little bit of color adds interest to our most frequently used entrance and says “Welcome”.
Some of the plants in these early spring windowboxes will be done blooming in a few weeks. Then I will change the pots out, keeping cheery blooms for all to enjoy!
For more spring windowbox ideas, take a look at some of our past displays!