Last year I wrote about the dog house we had built for our
pain in the butt princess Lilly. The house came unfinished and looked like this.
You can read about what we did to this area of the house here.
As I’ve mentioned a million times our motto is a little at a time, it’s best for the budget and I think design comes together better if you take your time and try not to rush the process.
This is what Lilly’s house looked like back in June. Plain Jane and in need of some sprucing up, although way better then the first photo don’t you think?
Drew had some work to do in this area this spring. Unfortunately he had to tear out all the mulch, stones and pavers because the barrier for blocking weeds wasn’t doing it’s job. (So much for trying to save money. Note to self spend the money on the prep work.) So after he tore out the area and fixed the problem he also decided to do some landscaping and added the bushes along the fence (that hides the huge central air unit).
The bushes are boxwoods and the plant in the middle is lavender. All of these plants need sun and this area gets a ton of sun! I’m not sure if it will get done this year but we’re going to add some stone pavers where the crushed rock is.
After Drew was done with the hard work I got to spruce up Lilly’s house and plant some flowers.
I think the secret to making a window box look pretty is to plant more then you think will fit into the box. There are 9 (I’m a big fan of odd numbers) different plants in this small box. I also like to add some height and let some plants fall under the box. For fun, I added the star which also mimics the star in the front of the dog house.
Also pay attention to what type of flower or plant you are planting, all these plants love the sun and like I said this area is super sunny.