I love window boxes filled with pretty colored plants cascading over the sides. I also have a small thing for trellises and a big blank area of wall beside the kitchen window on the deck . . .
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If you have a trellis on hand, great. All you need to do is figure out how many window boxes you need. If not, you can purchase one. I decided to use two window boxes. My trellis and boxes were wire and black and I needed to change that. I painted them with an oil rubbed bronze color to match the metal posts on our deck canopy.
The process is pretty simple. First I decided where I wanted the planters positioned. I removed the cocoa mat and used zip ties to attach the wire window boxes to the trellis.
After the zip ties are tightened down, trim them with scissors. Then use the screw holes on the back of the window boxes to screw the whole thing to the wall.
I always line my cocoa mat planters with plastic cut from trash bags and poke a few holes in the bottom with scissors for drainage. This way they hold more water and the plants don’t dry out as fast. Fill with soil and trim the black plastic so you can’t see it.
I wanted plants that would cascade so I chose Lobelia (purple and lavender) and Million Bells (yellow). Both plants like sun and the purple, lavender, and yellow look pretty together.
Just water when dry and when they fill in they’re going to look amazing!
And that big, blah, blank area now looks much better.
Now onto the next project!
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The post “Make a Trellis Window Box Wall Planter” was written by Karen Ploransky and first seen on The Decorated Nest.