Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Try It On Before You Buy ... Or Build

Ever since we moved into our house three years ago, I have wanted to have colorful flower window boxes. There are two windows in the front of our house that are perfect candidate for a vibrant splash. And in my grand tradition of trying something on before buying (and because I am a control freak and like to know exactly what I am getting into), I digitally built flower boxes to see what color to paint the box, what flowers to get and what colors would look best.
Here I painted the box the same Warm Stone color as our house. I think it blends in too much and is a little boring.

This box is the same as our trim, Wool Skein. Not bad, but not enough color for me.

Sun-Dried Tomato is a good choice. It adds color, but my concern is that it would be too much with the same colored front door.

Black was my first thought to compliment the black light fixtures and house numbers. Looking at it now I think it is much too dark ... like a big black mustache in the front of the house!

And the winner is ...

Natural cedar stained boxes! I think this is the perfect choice to compliment the fence, and will allow the colors of the flowers to pop!

Today I want out and, with the help of my daughter, chose pink and red Petunias, waterfall azure mist Lobelia, and I hope to find some hearty sea grass to plant as well. My husband has already started to build the boxes and I can start planting right away.

Ah, I love it when a plan comes together!

1 comment:

Anna said...

I think I gotta' agree on your choice! How exciting!