Adventures in Decorating: Window Flowerbox Flowers Part 2

Since I woke up, I fell in love again with these artificial flowers I found to use as an alternative to real flowers in the upstairs bay window flowerbox. As much as I want real flowers, the sun beats down at such an angle on the front of our house that it scorches everything I’ve ever tried to grow in that window. I even have to be careful with hanging wreaths on my front door or putting certain houseplants too close to the bay window, it’s that bad.

So, as I said in my last post, which I’ll be changing to part one of this series, I searched and finally found some flowers that I think might work for me.

I did have a few requirements before I settled on these, though. One, they had to look good. Fake flowers always look so fake and I hate that! Second, they had to be able to endure the harsh UV light that will pummel them and third, they have to be affordable. Like you, I’d love to have unlimited funds, but I don’t so I have to work within a budget.

Or maybe you do have unlimited funds and if so, good for you but what the heck are you doing wasting time on my blog? Go live your life! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Anyway, these fit the bill and come in a huge range of colors, which is great for when I do hanging baskets for the chicken coop later.

For the front I used purple and white but I might add some yellow later. The smaller boxes took ten sprigs, and they come bundled in packs of 24 so it took one of each color for them with some leftover for the center one which will take slightly more.

I wish I had taken more pictures as I put these together but since I am still waiting on a delivery of more coconut liner and both the purples and whites for the long front planter, which is the empty one on the left here, there’s still time to make a third post with more detail on putting them together.

We have to make them windproof, which is actually a fourth requirement (quality) because where we live, hurricane force winds love to blow every few days. The hubs said he’ll help me secure them if my rocks and styrofoam doesn’t work.

In the meantime, I do love them although I miss having the fragrance of real flowers when I open the window. I can fix that by planting more fragrant real ones down below in the shadier areas of that flowerbed.

When I opened the windows this morning, I noticed something unexpected; the way these flowers move in the breeze looks very realistic!

That was something I hadn’t even thought of, so it was a nice bonus.

Since I’m probably not the only one out here looking for good quality fake flowers for outdoor flowerboxes like these, I thought I’d do a review in a few months to update how they’re doing. Only time will tell how these hold up in the elements but judging by the quality of them, I do have high hopes.

I’ll also post again when I put together the middle section since that will have to be customized due to its size. The hubs customized the flowerbox itself to fit, so we’ll do the same with the flowers.

I can’t wait for all of them to be filled, hopefully by then I’ll have the inside painted so the bay window will look amazing inside and out! Maybe I can finally get to that now that I can open the windows again (woohoo!). ๐ŸŒธ

5 thoughts on “Adventures in Decorating: Window Flowerbox Flowers Part 2

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      1. Those would be so perfect for a chicken coop! You don’t have to worry about the chickens eating them plus they don’t require maintenance! I’m going to have to save this idea for my future chickens๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜„

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