Janet enjoys planting herbs and seeds in her fence railing window boxes to see them bloom throughout summer.

Window Box Contest Winners Announcement

We were pleased to be a part of the 2014 Window Box Contest alongside two other great sponsors to encourage homeowners to get creative and push the envelope on their curb appeal projects. There were many fantastic entries and it was pretty difficult to select the winners. So without further ado let’s announce the winners of the 7th Annual Window Box Contest!

Category #1:
Window Box on a Wall: Kevin and Annette Klingel with their Presidential Window Box Splendor

We love a before and after story so this one instantly stole our attention as Kevin and Annette revamped their home so much we almost didn’t recognize the after! Their home makeover started with a new roof, which then inspired the Klingel’s to purchase ten presidential black window boxes and many prestige tall planters to match their shutters and mailbox. But adding these architectural details means nothing without beautiful plants, so they’ve added double bloom impatiens in yellow, orange, and red for gorgeous pops of color with long draping ferns to complete their home makeover.

Kevin and Annette, inspired by the improvement their new roof made, bought 10 black window boxes.

Kevin and Annette, inspired by the improvement their new roof made, bought 10 black window boxes.

Category #2:
Window Box on a Rail: Janet Sheehan’s Coming to Life: A Deck’s Transformation

Janet’s deck literally comes to life in this blooming transformation. Utilizing all the space that she has, she has placed six window boxes on the top of her patio fence and used hanging baskets on the opposite ends for maximum flowering potential. Adding potted plants around the perimeter of the patio and around the seating area gives the impression that you aren’t on a patio at all. This patio is definitely a little piece of paradise with all flowers and greenery around her.

Janet enjoys planting herbs and seeds in her window boxes to see them bloom throughout summer.

Janet enjoys planting herbs and seeds in her fence railing window boxes to see them bloom throughout summer.

Category #3:
Most Unique Window Box: Cathy Litrofsky’s Winter Décor in Boxes on Garage Wall

This is truly a unique way to add curb appeal to your home, using living wall planters where a window usually would go as a focal point on a large wall. Cathy made something out of nothing with these sky blue vertical wall planters. During summer she plants drought friendly succulents but she wanted something more festive for winter so she created her own winter arrangement with winter evergreens and magnolia leaves. We love this idea for bringing life to a large wall, especially with living wall planters that can be updated with the seasons. Excellent job Cathy!

Previously planted with succulents for summer, Cathy changes up her vertical wall planters each season.

Previously planted with succulents for summer, Cathy changes up her vertical wall planters each season.

Category #4:
People’s Choice: Julie DeMarco LaPorta’s Summer on Flora St.

Julie DeMarco LaPorta’s Summer on Flora St. clearly was a favorite among everyone on social media. With very large blossoms of Begonias, Violets, Diamond Frost Euphorbias, Bacopas, Flashlights Milium, Vinca Major, and Plectranthus Velvet Elvis, Julie’s window boxes certainly fit the name of her street perfectly!

Julie filled her window boxes with Begonias, Violets, Diamond Frost Euphorbias, Bacopas, Flashlights Milium, Vinca Major, and Plectranthus Velvet Elvis.

Window boxes with Begonias, Violets, Diamond Frost Euphorbias, Bacopas, Flashlights Milium, Vinca Major, and Plectranthus Velvet Elvis.

GivingPlants.com has sponsored the window box photo contest for 5 years running simply for the love of flowers, plants, and the joy of gardening. While we don’t sell window planters, many of our potted plants can be cared for indoors during winter months and then moved outside to containers. If you’re sitting at home dreaming of warmer weather, you can start now for the 2015 photo contest! Stay warm & cozy while you shop herbs, succulents, and other outdoor/indoor plants online at Giving Plants. We’ll ship your plant express and guarantee it will arrive happy and healthy. Care for your plant through the cold weather and wait for temperatures to rise. Clean out containers and carefully transplant (care needs will vary depending on the plant you have). Now all you have to do is click a photo or two and upload it to www.WindowBoxContest.com. So what are you waiting for? Don’t let cold weather keep you from your garden!

For questions about smart plant choices for transplanting or to speak with a representative call 1-888-320-0631 or email us: service@givingplants.com.

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