Window boxes sometimes called as flower boxes or window box planters is a special container that are usually placed outdoors and use for displaying live plants and flowers, but these can also be used for growing herbs and edible plants. Window boxes are a great option to decorate for the changing seasons as well. In summer you can plant bright colored flowers and vegetables and when fall comes you can replant them with fall mums small pumpkins and beautiful gourds. With this kind of planter you can pick any plants to suit your needs, it may be for herbal or ornament garden.
Flowerbox are usually installed or placed to an accessible area so the resident or the owner may easily work with the plants growing in the container. A flower box maybe installed under windows and supported by brackets just on the wall below, thus it is called a window box. High grade materials such as PVC and fiberglass use to a cleat mounting system from the back to attach to the house or can be directly perch using bolts to the home without the use of the brackets. Flowerbox may also be used to cascade to line decks, patio, porches, steps and alleys and they can even be hang on the railings, it is indeed a versatile way of gardening.
Wood, brick, vinyl, metal, fiberglass and cellular PVC can all be used in flower box construction, with wood being the original material of choice. But nowadays, cellular PVC and fiberglass can imitate the look of the wood and can be used as an alternative which is very efficient as a matter of fact. The typical lifespan of wooden Window Boxes will last for 3 to 5 years but with fiberglass, Customized Window Boxes can last for ten to fifteen years and require less maintenance. Fiberglass is known to be lightweight and insect proof. Vinyl and cellular on the other hand, are completely rot proof than wood which are often used on homes to prevent rot or siding damage.
Custom Window Boxes are most often used by apartment dwellers and those who are living on higher floors, who do not otherwise have full access to a garden or a vacant space to grow flowers and plants. Just always remember that 6" to 8" deep will support any kinds of flowers except the tall ones. Larger boxes such as 10" to 12" in height can be used to grow plants that need more root space and to allow you to layer flowers and plants in numerous rows to create a grander displays.
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