Flower Box

6.26.2010

I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. I have been out working in the yard all day. It is so hot here, but you do whatcha gotta do. 

I wanted to show you what I bought at the flea market a couple of weeks ago. Yes, I have been holding out on you. Actually I was just trying to get the flowers to fill in better before I shared this with you.


I bought this metal window box. I had been looking at it and kept walking past it. They had two of them.
Then I went back and they were sold. When I went again they had a couple and I grabbed one. Wasn't going to let them get sold again without me getting one. It was only $24 and is quite large.


It came empty and I bought the matting to go in it. I could not find any the right size, but I managed
to put two together and it worked out o.k. I love the color and chippiness of it.


I added a plastic liner and potting soil and then started adding flowers.


I added zinnias


and portaluca

and whatever this flower is. I am not good with remembering flower names.


I just knew I wanted something that would get drapey over the front.


The Japanese beetles are enjoying the flowers


and so are the granddaddy long legs,


I love how it looks out here now.
Now if it would just get a little cooler and less humid.


Linking to Debbiedoos for Garagesalen party and to Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Treasures.
Coastal Charm  for Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays.

Hope you will check out the other treasures that were found.

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of the weekend!

Y'all come back now,
KIM

55 comments:

  1. That looks gorgeous! I love it in the place you have it too! Thanks Kim for your comment on my video....Thanks for joining in on the party.

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  2. Kim I love that planter. I have been looking for something like that but not found it. Love the flowers in it and they look great! It will grow and look even better...just water a lot in this heat!!

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  3. Kim, it is just wonderful. Love the pretty flowers too. Your deck looks fabulous. Hope it cools down a bit for you. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Kim, that is beautiful!! Imagine in a couple of weeks when it is overflowing! Reminds me of Europe and just perfect there on your patio!

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  5. Looks wonderful Kim! I love how your deck looks.

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  6. It is really nice Kim and it looks great on your patio!

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  7. Just beautiful! Looks so great on your deck. I hear about the hot and humid weather. It's too early for it to be like this in June! I am so looking forward to a cool down.

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  8. Hey thanks for fixing up my dream deck even more - it's looking lovely. I love the flowers you chose.

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  9. Kim, the flower box is going to be stunning once things fill out and spill over the edges. It's all lovely. Great choice of plants. ~ Sarah

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  10. That is an awesome box! Love your blog! thanks for sharing, Paula in Idaho

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  11. Oh, Kim, it looks fabulous!!! What good choices for flowers, too. Great job!
    suzanne

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  12. Oh...I love your window boxes on the deck. They add so much interest and color!

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  13. Very pretty! Know what you mean about the heat and humidity. With the exception of some of the most common ones, I have a hard time remembering names of flowers also.
    Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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  14. Kim that is so pretty! I have three flower troughs around my house. They are so much fun to fill each year. I use the cocoa liners that are from the nursery. makes it so easy. I love the flowers you have chosen too. That white flower might be bacopa. I like it alot!

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  15. Looks great! Your flower choices are beautiful! I love the look of window boxes on a deck. We have two boxes that are similar, but I just haven't been motivated to put them up this year! Seeing yours makes me wish I did. Oh well, I'll enjoy your pictures :)
    Wendy

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  16. Hi Kim, love the planter and the flowers you've planted are so perfect for it! Looks like a beautiful deck to enjoy some sun tea! Enjoy the weekend!

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  17. Kim, great find. Love the chippy stuff. Add flowers and you had me at hello.

    xo,
    olive

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  18. Kim,
    I love your planter. It looks so pretty on your deck.

    Donna

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  19. Oh I love it! And that flower holder is sooo long! I had trouble a few years ago finding a longer coco liner and would you believe I eventually found one at Walmart of all places! Those flowers are not bacopa though they do look close to them but would not have the purple in the middle and the leaves are different. Yours are called million bells or sometimes superbells, the official name is calibrachoa. It comes in lots of different colors. I have used them in my deck boxes for years and have even had them survive over the winter, though they are annuals. This was the first year mine were not doing well in my deck boxes so I had to move them. They will spread and grow over the edge beautifully! You will love them!

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  20. Kim the planter looks beautiful and that's the perfect spot for it. We have those Japanese beetles here to.I hate them they eat the leaves on our trees almost down to nothing my husband has to go out and spray everything.

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  21. Love your flower planter! I spray my plants with a mixture of Dawn dish soap (about a tablespoon) to a quart of water....the beetles don't like that...

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  22. I love your flower box, Kim! Zinnias are my most favorite flowers!

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  23. The planter is so pretty, and your deck looks great. Granddaddy spiders give me the creeps so bad. They always have. hehehehe
    Are those red chairs from Kmart? I love them.
    D

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  24. It looks just beautiful! Can't wait to see it later in the season. Please be sure and post it. We made it back from camp and didn't even have rain this year. All the girls had bought boots, but we loved how they kept our feet clean from the dust and dirt and how cute and fun they all were.
    Have a wonderful Sunday.

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  25. Your new flower box looks so very pretty! I love your selection of flowers.

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  26. Your deck is so colorful and i can almost smell those flowers.. I Know you must love sitting out there with nature all around you.. so pretty and peaceful.

    Sonny

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  27. It adds softness to the hard-scape...and bright cheerfulness too.

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  28. So glad you dropped by so I could find you too. I am following now too. Love your planter box. I want some to hang over my deck too and hope to find them while out treasure hunting. I have a feeling it's going to be a banner year for the grand daddy long legs. We have them everywhere this season. Last summer I hardly saw any. ugh! It's going to be a scorching hot day here today so I am off to water my flowers. :)

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  29. Very pretty, Kim. I love mixing flowers together like that...Michelle

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  30. Kim I love this, I have an old metal flower box that I haven't done anything with and you have given me the inspiration to go get that moss and flowers and get started!

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  31. It looks very welcoming, Kim - I love the long window box. We also spent yesterday working on the garden - woke up very sore this morning!

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  32. Hi Kim! Your hay rack looks beautiful! I have several of them, but mine aren't photo-worthy. We're at the beach too much to give them the attention they deserve.Your lush landscape reflects a lot of hard work.

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  33. Beautiful plants...get the Sevin quick!!! I was all about organic gardening until the Japanese beetles showed up...now I'm all about anything that will kill them...they will decimate everything they like...and their grubs live in the soil!!! They love roses...the blooms first then the leaves,cherry trees (leaves), calla lilies make them happy, the blooms, and crepe myrtle just to name a few!!!

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  34. I love window boxes, Kim and yours is really cool. I have a lot hanging on the fence and I have to water them so often because they dry up so fast. Too bad, I did I did not think of putting plastic before the soil, probably keeps them from drying....Christine

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  35. Love it, Kim! I'm so jealous that you have zinnias. No matter how many I seem to plant, they never last long. That plant looks like a petunia to me.
    Brenda

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  36. Love that planter, Kim....so Frenchy with the wire. When I did my porch post, my petunitas were resting in my planters. But I was impatient, and now they are blooming again. I should have waited, too : ) Linda

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  37. The planter is perfect there. And you have filled it beautifully.

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  38. love your new flower thingy!!!! Your flowers are so pretty! I'll pass on the spider though! eek!

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  39. Just beautiful, Kim. I love your deck. We just got backl from OBX and was it ever HOT!!!! I spent all week on a raft in the POOL at the house.....too hot for the beach! Now it is HOT here too. We do get to sit on our deck at night and eat dinner out there too. LOVE IT!!!! Love summer!!!! XO, Pinky

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  40. Hi Kim,
    I'm coming over to visit from Linda's Nifty Thrift Tuesdays.
    I love your rusty iron planter box, it looks so pretty.
    Your deck looks lovely too.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  41. Your planter is lovely and your flowers are so gorgeous! Your deck looks very nice, what a lovely place to sit:)

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  42. well it looks like i have some catching up to do you have somany posts since i have been here i love the way the deck looks with the pretty flower box it is in the perfect spot .And its just the right size you just are a busy little bee :)

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  43. You just put up a gorgeous planter full of pretty flowers and I took an ratty old one down today! I never got around to cleaning it out from last year. Talk about a mess- the cocoa mat fell apart and all the dirt kept falling out and down to the lower patio through the deck slats.
    So I want yours!! It looks lovely and when the flowers cascade, it will be even better!
    :-) Sue

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  44. Beautiful!! It looks absolutly perfect there :)
    *hugs*deb

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  45. Your flower boxes are awesome. Nice find!

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  46. Nothing is better than window boxes. We have two on the front of our house but nothing is in them. With a possible move coming up, we just decided not to plant anything in them. They are on the two story part of the garage and we had a heck of a time hanging them. Now hubby has to take them down.

    Your flowers are beautiful. You remind me of my parents. They love working in the yard and have beautiful flowers an decor.

    I just want to know where you get all your energy from!

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  47. Kim,
    Thanks so much for coming to my NIFTY THRIFTY PARTY and sharing your new flowerbox...it looks outstanding! I have four across the front of my house and just love them, but with all this hot weather they are keeping me busy watering them all the time!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  48. I'm glad you grabbed that one, Kim...it looks perfect for that spot on your deck! (except for that jap.beetle...ugh...hate those things!)

    I didn't think to put any plastic liner on top of my cocoa mats. I just placed the dirt inside & planted. I think your method would help to hold in some moisture.
    I dumped my pansies that were in mine just yesterday. now to find something else. Thanks for the tip!

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  49. Oh, very pretty. I love what you did with your find. The flowers you chose are quite beautiful. But watch those pesky Japanese beetles, they sure do love to munch on those zinnias. ;-)

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  50. Looks gorgeous! Don't you hate it when you let something slip through your fingers?! So glad you were able to get it the 2nd time. The flowers are perfect too. Enjoy it!

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  51. Hi Kim-
    I love your new plant holder and it looks so crisp and clean on your back porch.

    I need to do more, but it is sooo hot!

    Enjoyed visiting.

    Laura

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  52. Love the planter!! It looks fantastic out there!! Just making my rounds from last week!!

    Debbie

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  53. What a welcoming site for your deck and all the little lady bugs,Kathysue

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