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.
The box in spring. Bigleaf hydrangeas (Hydrangea macrophylla, Zones 6–9) anchor the planting, complemented by annuals in yellow and white.
The 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.
Ornamental 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.
For winter, cut conifer branches are the base, liberally decorated with cones, fruits, and colorful branches.
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