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