Thursday, 15 July 2010

Window Boxes

The exterior of The Laurels is coming along nicely. I had wanted to keep the front of the house elegantly plain but it ended up being too plain; some greenery was required! I dug out some topiary trees I bought ages ago and sat them either side of the door (after I repainted the containers). There was still something missing so out came my trusty mountboard and I made two window boxes to match the planters.
Like so many bloggers, I've spent the past few days making flowers - it is quite addictive, isn't it? So here are my window boxes filled with geraniums, petunias and some trailing ....plants!

My inspiration for these flowers came from 'Making Miniature Gardens' by Freida Gray. This book is so informative and "uses straightforward techniques to make realistic plants from inexpensive and readily-available materials", i.e. paper, beads, wire! Recommended for anyone who wants to try their hand at miniature gardening.


  1. Your window boxes look great! And thanks for the book tip, have to get it :)

  2. Te han quedado preciosas y muy reales las flores, los maceteros me encantan!!!
    Gracias por la informacion sobre el libro, mirare haber si lo puedo conseguir.
    besitos ascension

  3. Lovely display. I too am making plants at the moment and due to their addictive qualities have not been able to turn to the pots quite yet.....Just one more I mean it!

  4. very lovely! the colors go so well!

  5. Thank you all for your kind words. I might have to make some more flower boxes for all the other windows!


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