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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Colorful Window box and Shutters

My window box is in my backyard. I only have one and I love it!!
The image below is a picture from last year’s window box.  Although the front of my home is  painted yellow the back is painted in a  cooler color scheme. We live in a hot area during the summer months and I wanted it to appear cooler so I chose a soft sage green with bright cobalt shutters! Are you surprised!!!

It is funny how most visitors don’t even notice the transition so I guess that means it works!!!

The cobalt has allowed me to display many fun color combinations. Below is a display of cool blues and greens. Another year I had all white hydrangeas. This year I am still working on the display. I will give you a hint, the base color is bright pink!!! With all the helpful hints that Debra Phillips gave in her post, "Container Design in Three Steps!" I think I will have a lovely display when all the plant material fills in.(Click HERE to read article)

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The left of the window box.

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The right of the window box.

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The water feature right under the window box. You can’t tell in this image but in the center of the rocks is bubbling water that makes a wonderful sound.

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So there you have it!!! My brightly painted shutters and window box.

I will have to admit I don’t think I would be brave enough to have used this color combination in the front of my home, but it sure is fun for the backyard!! Could you use a bright colored window box somewhere on your home?



Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

I love it Kathysue. Everything in your garden looks so lush and healthy.


Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

I love this Kathysue!! I think it's brilliant that you have different colors in the back! The best of both worlds. I wish I had more time for my gardening. There was a time when I lived in the garden and now I can barely find time to plant! Looking forward to your display for this year...

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your yard always looks wonderful and I love the windowbox and the shutters. Your little fountain is fabulous also. Your yard is stunning. Hugs, Marty

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

It's such a fun and happy place to be. Your flowers are gorgeous and the window box is just down right fun. hugs ~lynne~

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I also love flower boxes and the total feel they give to the outside decor...great job!


The blue and green of the plants is stunning! I wish I had the patience to water a flower box :)

Low Tide High Style said...

I love the bold use of color and that you used one color on the back of your house and a different one on the front! I'm longing to add window boxes to my house, I just haven't found the perfect ones yet!

Kat :)

debra @ 5th and state said...

hello again dear kathysue, love your color scheme it's both soothing and happy.
and the garden is divine, you really concentrated on what i referred to; varying foliage shapes, and it works, beautifully! cannot wait to see what you do

Anonymous said...

Oh it is so charming- the window box- the color , the sweet statue with water feature, the darling light. May I ask where you got that cute lantern?

I would love to share you little space on my Discovering Beauty post which will be going up tomorrow. If you will agree would you let me know with a quick email- I will most certainly link back to your post.

bee blessed

Karena said...

Kathysue it looks great and I love the cool palette in the back. Don't you just adore window boxes!?

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laxsupermom said...

Gorgeous! I love your window box, and everything around it too! Everything looks so lush and pretty! Thanks for sharing.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

I think that the two-colored idea is brilliant. And I love the color of your window box and shutters. Very pretty!

LiveLikeYou said...

Looks great!! I love cobalt blue. I have cobalt blue chairs and garden tables all over my terrace - looks so great with the green plants and grass.

Beach House Living said...

It sure does look calming in the backyard. I like the ironwork too.

The Buzz Blog said...

So colorful and charming and yes, I would keep the bright color scheme in the back yard - kind of a wimp that way!

DecRenew Interiors said...

The cobalt blue is stunning!

Unknown said...

I love bold blues in a garden. It's such a great contrast to all the green. Lovely!

Bring Pretty Back said...

Kathysue~ I can tell you have so much work into this!The only window boxes we will have willbe on the front of the new house and since the house is red and tan - I don't think a bright colored box would look good. I LOVE yours!!!
We are still a ways away from planting flowers here in mi. It is still too cold . UGH!
Have a pretty day!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oooh... I love getting to peek into your backyard, Kathysue! Everything is so pretty and perfect...of course! I am surprised at the two color schemes! It looks fabulous! I would never have thought of that! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Miles Of Style said...

i just posted about gardening today (for the first time) your garden and windows look amazing!

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Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Kathysue, Cobalt blue is one of my favorite colors so of course I love this! Your little fountain and window box are wonderful. Thanks for giving us a glimpse of your pretty back yard.

Marcus Design said...

The blue is gorgeous Kathysue!! I love this and it makes me feel so springy just looking at your photos. I can't wait till a bit more sun reaches us up here in Vancouver and I can spend more time outside :)
Nancy xo

Danielle Bailey said...

The design and color of your window blends well with your plants and flowers. Your blue window does not only function as an opening of your wall that admits air and light, but also serves as a stunning ornamental piece of your garden. Even windows can add aesthetic significance to our gardens.

Danielle Bailey