Beginning of a Window Box
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- By Jonn ' J-Dogg' Karsseboom
Putting up a window box is one of those gardening projects that can have a drammatic effect to your garden and to your home. The change is almost instant. The feeling can be indescribable.
It’s wonderful to hear from my cousin all the way in Holland! Thank you for your thoughts! (You made my day.) I’m always interested in gardening around the world so don’t hesitate to send photos too. Heel veel liefs van ons allemaal!
Hi Linda! I’ll always remember the beginning of our Hummingbird Journey. It started right there at your front door! I was there with Toby and we left mesmerized at the hummers on your feeders. It’s been a wonderful treat to see them every day since. (Thank you!)
Since you are so good to identify the plants for us I'll identify the hummingbird. We (in Paradise) are lucky to have all those months of gardening, skiing, and a year-round hummingbird. Anna's Hummingbird. We can enjoy them in the bloom of summer and the dormancy of winter (though it rarely seems dormant in Oregon). They are a little larger than most varieties but just as speedy and mesmerizing (as you noted). I never fail to stop and enjoy them--from my window (those little tube feeders work great on a hook to have a hummer always around) and when visiting TGC (they all but perch on your shoulder there they love it so much there!) I'll have to check out that hummer attractor. You know how I love to bring in the hummers and make them happy. As to the window boxes that's one of the reasons it is so mesmerizing to walk around Tualatin--you see the beauty of TGC carry through the neighborhoods and can spy a true hanging basket and container garden. We are so lucky to have TGC right on our doorstep for inspiration!!! Did I miss LIVE YOUR PASSION again? :) Great planter!
Hi Sharon! I agree! Verbena does have a nice tendency to show off and then disappear for weeks without a trace. If given enough time it does reappear with another set of blooms but by then it’s partners are running the show. If you can, try trimming back your verbena just before the blooms go bad. It should hurry it along to still be part of your summer color many times over.
How do I keep Verbena blooming all season? Seems I always choose it and plant it then it's the first to disappear
I love the window boxes. Here in Europe we normally fill them with colorful 1 season plants, like geraniums. I will send the pic by mail
Just enjoying John’s videos so much from The Garden Corner. Thank you for so much great information.