Trailing plants for shady and sunny window boxes
One of the easiest and possibly cheapest ways to freshen up your home’s facade is with window boxes. Thanks to the variety of boxes and plants, you can mix and match colours and styles according to your likes and needs. No matter if you are working with a large space or the smallest one there is, you can always find a suitable window box for it.
Seasonal plants are always a good idea for your window boxes, but if you want to bring it up a level, you should dive into the world of trailing plants for window boxes.
In order to grow trailing plants in window boxes, you must first assess the sun exposure they will be getting and whether you should choose plants that like the sun or prefer the shade.
Trailing plants that like full sun
If the window, where you plan to install the plant boxes, enjoys a full day of sun, then there are many plants to choose from that would thrive in these conditions. Some of those trailing plants for sunny window boxes are:
Trailing plants for shade
If you happen to be not so lucky to have a suitable window with long sunlight exposure, it is vital that you choose the right plants for window boxes in shade. Luckily, there are more than a few trailing plants for shade out there that can survive on a few hours of direct sunlight a day or even less. Some of them are:
Regardless of the amount of sun your window boxes enjoy daily, there are many plants to choose from that will easily thrive and add to your plant collection. Choose your boxes and the plants in them according to your likes and the aesthetic look you would like to achieve for your home.
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