As The Trowel Turns…


Window Boxes: Indoors & Out

I was so excited on Sunday to read Fred Meyer had flats of annuals on sale this week for only $9.99 ($10.99 in Idaho).

I typically only buy annuals once a year… and for one reason only… to fill my window box.  Otherwise…  I prefer to stick to perennial flowers in my gardenscape.  If you have flower pots to fill and your in the market for petunias, impatients, marigolds or lobellia… I suggest  making the trip to Freddy’s this week to see what they have to offer.

The flats I picked up each had over 50 single plant starts in them…

A complete bargain if you ask me 🙂

Here’s what my pathetic window box looked like before I added 1 1/2 flats of flowers I picked up at Fred Meyer (plus 6 geraniums).  As you can see… I haven’t done anything with it since last fall when I pulled out all half of the dead flowers… Luckily the pansies keep coming back year after year so it wasn’t completely bare… but still… it was in pretty bad shape.

The best part about buying flats and planting your flowers this early in the season is that by around mid July or so… your flower pots/planters/window boxes will be oozing flowers all over the place… and at a fraction of the cost!  Sounds pretty FAB if you ask me 🙂

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  • Stephanie

    Please provide more details on what you plant in the boxes as mine are completely barren except for summer. It looks like you have some moss (is this the mat kind at craft stores?), fern and pansies to form the permanent base. I am just about to plant my 2 boxes this weekend.

  • mavis

    I used ferns (from the backyard) and moss (from a bag at Home Depot) for my base. I think I filled my planter box with a bag of potting soil (when I first planted it a few years ago) and just added flowers each spring. I planted the pansies a few years ago and they seem to come back every spring and fall.

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