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White Window Boxes


I hope this is the last time I’ll be picking up a paint brush for awhile. Not only am I sick of painting, and painting, and painting, but I am also ready to start my outside projects for the summer. I painted the window boxes yesterday so I guess that’s an appropriate segue into moving my projects outside.

I do/did love my red window boxes but alas, it was not meant to be. Now that we are narrowing down exterior paint colors for the house it’s time to say “bye, bye red” and “hello white”. Not wanting to do things out of order, I needed to paint these babies prior to filling them with flowers.

*For those who were wondering, we did hire a house painter (!!!) and are scheduled in late May or early June! Can’t wait.


…and 45 minutes later here they are, all clean white and shiny! I kind of miss the red, but these new white boxes will be good too. Especially after I whip that foundation garden into shape.

I am totally getting obsessive about my grass too? I got one of those cool white grass covers (seen in the lower right above) that only insane people like myself get. Someday I’ll turn into one of those people who water their grass as a way to unwind at the end of the day. I can just see it now, me and my garden hose.


Have you guys ever heard of this, Sunpatiens? Somehow some guys in Japan have created a hybrid Impatien that loves the sun. They are a little spendy (compared to a regular impatiens) but I went ahead and ordered 12 of them. I wanna know if they really work, and I really like the variegated leafs. I think I’ll plant a few in my window box and the rest in my boulevard garden.

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  • jessica April 25, 2012

    Looks great!

  • kali April 26, 2012

    i planted sunpatiens last year – they were gorgeous! i discovered them at the plant market last year and tried 3 of them. After 3 weeks, they looked beautiful, so i purchased 5 more. i’ll be looking for them again this year.

    • Scoops April 26, 2012

      Hey Kali!

      So good to hear that you were happy with them! From what I could tell it seems like they get pretty larger (18″ tall by 18″-24″ wide) did you find that to be true with the Sunpatiens you purchased last year?

      This is my first time ever ordering plants online, normally I have only ordered seeds, bulbs and tubers from the internet. I guess we’ll see how they turn out.

      Thanks for letting me know that you were into them.

  • kali April 27, 2012

    Mine were definitely not that big, but I’m terrible with plants. So with the right care, perhaps they do get that big. You are inspiring me to get more serious about the outside of my house.

  • kate September 20, 2014

    What would the grass cover be for? Did you plant new seed?

    • Scoops September 26, 2014

      Yep! New seed, keeps the birds from snacking on it and keeps the seedlings well shaded from the sun.

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