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One Window Box, Four Seasons

A beautiful display for every time of the year

One Window Box, Four Seasons

Howard Nemeroff sent in these stunning photos of his window box throughout the year. The plantings are over-the-top beautiful, and it is a great example of how even the smallest space can be transformed into a lush garden.

spring window boxIn spring, bigleaf hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 6–9) anchor the planting, complemented by annuals in yellow and white.

summer window boxThe summer window box is a riot of color and growth. Tall pink begonias (Begonia hybrid, annual), white caladiums (Caladium hybrid, Zones 9–11 or as a tender bulb), and trailing dark purple sweet potato vines (Ipomoea batatas, Zones 9–11 or as an annual or tender bulb) are just some of the many plants creating this beautiful display.

fall window boxOrnamental cabbages (Brassica oleracea, cool-season annual) take center stage, while orange-and-yellow-veined crotons (Codiaeum variegatum, Zones 9–11 or as an annual or houseplant) bring autumnal colors to the background.

winter window boxFor winter, cut conifer branches are the base, liberally decorated with cones, fruits, and colorful branches.


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  1. garden1953 01/06/2021

    Wow! A gorgeous work of art.

  2. mainer59 01/06/2021

    Gorgeous! Do you have several boxes so that one can be maturing for the next season while the current one is "on stage"? They are so lush and full. Are some of the plants, aside from the winter ones, cut flowers (eg, the hydrangeas)? Are any living plants in pots sunken into the window box? I marvel at the mechanics of these creations.

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    user-7007816 01/06/2021

    Boxes are not my thing but your seasonal boxes are spectacular!

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    treasuresmom 01/06/2021

    So very pretty! How do you keep the wall clean?

  5. Maggieat11 01/06/2021

    Stunning! You have a special gift to create such perfection!

  6. alicefleurkens 01/06/2021

    Those boxes are beautiful. Alice

  7. giardiniera 01/06/2021

    These are the most beautiful window boxes ever! Congrats! Stunning. Perfect. Wish I lived across the street. Can we see the rest of your garden spaces? Happy Gardening!

  8. Carolyn3134 01/06/2021

    Gorgeous! You are very talented!!!

  9. btucker9675 01/06/2021

    Each one of these is marvelously stunning - wow!!!

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    cindijacobs 01/06/2021

    Love the texture and colors, nicely designed and eye catching.

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    simplesue 01/06/2021

    Very artistic, wow! You're very talented!

  12. cheryl_c 01/06/2021

    Stunning! You've inspired me to expect more from my tall planters flanking our front door. Your combinations are just amazing. Love your using apples in your winter display!

  13. Sunshine111 01/06/2021

    Extremely well done! I live in New Hampshire, please come to mine! 😊

  14. Sunshine111 01/06/2021

    Please come do mine!

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