To Window Box or Not To Window Box…That Is The Question!

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Personally I love window boxes, but would they suit the house? I worry that it’s not a feminine enough style of building to get away with them. Although I suppose there’s nothing wrong with prettying up the exterior! I’m not particularly green fingered (ok massive understatement: I can’t even keep house plants alive), but I’m sure someone out there must be able to give me some tips. Anyway here are some examples of window boxes I like and I thought you guys could let me know what you think would work.

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Plants that don’t flower would survive me better wouldn’t they? Or at least not look so bad when they started to die!
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Too Mediterranean?
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Now I could happily stare at that picture all day, but maybe the deep red flowers wouldn’t look as lovely against the grey stone as they do against the red brick.
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That photo gives me major window envy! The actual window boxes are beautiful too, but would white work? Maybe if I cleaned up the stonework first.
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I believe this pretty window box is actually owned by the lovely lady who writes http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.co.uk/ . If you haven’t already done so I would definitely recommend checking out her blog: it is absolutely fabulous!
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I love the foliage in this one. Especially those beautiful bright green leaves. Is that some type of ivy?

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Now this one I think could be a winner! Can anyone identify all the plants in this? The box itself is perfect and I have a soft spot in my heart for hydrangeas. Fun fact of the day for you all: hydrangea flowers change colour based on the pH of the soil they are growing in.

So what do you think. Window boxes. Yay or nay?

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