Creating a festive holiday window box is a good way to get outside for your garden therapy even as the mercury drops and the snow falls. If you have a box planter and some fresh greenery you will quickly have a long-lasting planter to freshen up the outdoors. And you don’t even need a window for this window box display! You can set it anywhere that could use some sprucing up, like a bench, porch, deck railing, or even indoors on the fireplace mantle.
We had our first snowfall in 1,000 days here in Vancouver and it’s been mighty cold (for us thin-skinned west coasters)! Even so, I spent those chilly days outside enjoying the falling snow. I rushed out to protect some of my tender plants and pots, and drain my fountain (oops!), when I was caught by the beauty all around me. The holly berries were glistening with balls of ice and everything was dusted with pretty white fluff. Of course, there was snow-people making, snow angels, and even a snow castle—1000 days is a long time between snowfalls—and then I collected some greenery to decorate the outdoors for the holidays.
Holiday Window Box Planter Recipe
- Wood Window Box
- Spillers – fraser fir
- Fillers – laurel, holly
- Thrillers – magnolia
- Snow-tipped pinecones
Your window box only needs bit of soil to hold the greenery in, but there is no need to buy anything special. The greenery won’t be growing, you just need it to stay in place for the holidays so any old soil with do. I used an old coconut fiber basket liner and root-filled soil as my base.
Start the design by choosing greens that cascade over the edge of the box. Press the stems into the soil around the front and sides. I used clippings from my Christmas tree to get the base that I wanted.