11 October 2009

English Window Boxes!

Yay! I've finally put something in the window boxes & love them!

(some friends are peeking through the window!)

I did some research and looked around at lots of design ideas, but the one I loved the best was a very common British look. Since it gets cold and gloomy there in the winter, a small conifer or boxwood along with ivy is a very London thing - and it's evergreen! Here are some of my inspiring images...

Hopefully, I'll be able to trim my little dwarf alberta spruces down & keep them in the boxes for several years, bonsai-style. If not, I'll be happy to eventually move them to pots, if I manage not to kill them. I'm also planning on separating some of the english ivy from the backyard to trim the boxes in, but I was running out of daylight. So, ivy to come & I'll probably tuck some bulbs in there for spring too. Hopefully that'll all happen tomorrow! Simple & evergreen! :P

3 comments:

Nell

Oooh, I like it a lot! Very northern-y. It's like Christmas year round.

Erica

Your house is adorable I love the little connifers you put in your windows!

Nicomi "Nix" Turner

Your house is so cute! Great idea with the trees!

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