How to Make a Window Box Container Garden
Create a beautiful window box that will beautify the outside of your home and add an outdoor touch through the windows from the interior of a house.
- Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK BooksDorling Kindersley
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Opening the curtains in the morning will be a whole new experience with bees, ladybugs and butterflies flocking to your window box. Make your visitors feel at home with colorful flowers, lots of hiding places and a nice drink of water. This project takes two hours to complete.
1. Fill a Crate With Soil
Line a wooden crate with plastic. Cut holes to prevent the wood from rotting. Place rocks over the holes in the base and fill the container 3/4 full with soil. You may also opt for a crate made from a non-rotting material where this step would not be required.
2. Arrange the Plants
First arrange the plants. Then, make deep holes and place them in. Finally, fill in around the plant with soil, making sure the base of the stem where it meets the root is level with the soil's surface.
3. Water the Plants
Water the plants well to help them settle in. Make sure space has been left at the top of the container so that the soil won't spill over when watering or during heavy rain.
Excerpted from Ready, Set, Grow! by DK Books
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