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While hanging plants and container gardens get their fair share of plant hype when springtime rolls around, it’s worth considering the always lovely window boxes. Though it’s tempting to run to the nearest nursery and grab anything that catches your eye, there are a few considerations to account for so your window box flowers stay healthy and happy.
First, the hardiness zone you live in helps determine what plants will thrive in your environment, so check to see where your area falls. And think about the amount of sun your boxes will get: If your window boxes are covered by trees or roofing, shade-friendly plants are ideal, but if direct light is hitting your planters, flowers that can thrive in those conditions are a good bet.
Petunias, geraniums, and begonias are classic window