Make Easy Winter Window Boxes

Learn how to create your very own winter window boxes with these easy instructions. 

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Floral Design by Lindsay Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Floral Design by Lindsay Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Floral Design by Lindsay Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Floral Design by Lindsay Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Floral Design by Lindsay Coletta

Photo By: Floral Design by Lindsay Coletta/Photo by Heidi Geldhauser

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Floral Design by Lindsay Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Floral Design by Lindsay Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Floral Design by Lindsay Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Floral Design by Lindsay Coletta

Photo By: Photo by Heidi Geldhauser/Floral Design by Lindsay Coletta

Photo By: Floral design by Lindsay Coletta/Photo by Heidi Geldhauser

Photo By: Floral design by Lindsay Coletta/Photo by Heidi Geldhauser

Winter Window Box

Bring a dose of color to even the darkest winter days with a window box.

Choose Your Box

Choose a sturdy window box that fits the scale of your window.

Get Your Supplies

The tools you'll need are gloves, a hand trowel and alloy rake.

Flowers and Plants

Choose a mix of color by using dusty miller, pansies, snapdragons, assorted kale, lettuce, cabbage and heuchera in 4-inch size pots.

Step 1

Begin by filling your window box with fresh soil approximately 6-8 inches full. 

Snapdragons

Snapdragons add vertically to your design when placed in the rear of your window box.

Step 2

Start by planting snapdragons which are great for height and color. These not only create height but also act as a focal point and anchor for the boxes. 

Step 3

Continue filling the box with pansies. I started planting from right to left. Your box should hold 4-5, 4” potted pansies. 

Step 4

Continue filling the box with your plantings. Next plant your lettuces and kale. 

Step 5

Next plant your huechera. You can always go back and plant any additional plants you may have left over. Remember to not overfill your planter: you want your flowers and plants to have room for growth. 

Step 6

Add dusty miller for a dose of contrasting color tones.

Mix of Color

Vary color to bring vibrancy to your window box.

Bring Color to Your Home

With the right mix of flowers and plants, you can enjoy color all winter long in a beautifully curated window box. Keep an eye on your plants and flowers snipping any unhealthy pieces. These boxes should be very easy to keep up and maintain with minimal work.  Be mindful of boxes that are sheltered by a roof line which makes it difficult for them to receive water naturally. The cold weather has an effect on the soil and the natural moisture. Be sure to water at least once a week.