Choose flowers and foliage colors that go with the color of your house and also complement the colors of the room from which you are viewing the flower boxes. For ideas, consider some of the following plants with expected height. Floss flower and English ivy are shown above.
Floss flower (Ageratum) (6-12 inches)
Impatiens (6-24 inches)
Pansy (up to 6 inches)
Snapdragon (7-30 inches)
Bedding (or wax) begonia (6-9 inches)
Coleus (12-24 inches)
|Brief morning sun shines on these varieties of coleus.|
Check the moisture several times a week by using a moisture gauge or by pushing your finger 1 to 2 inches into the soil. If it is dry, then water just until water comes out the drain holes. Remove dead blooms to encourage new growth. Trim plants that become too tall or if vining plants become too long.