If you don't have flower boxes, have you thought about it? Because if you have, I think you should pull the trigger. And maybe your house could look like this:
Photo by Van Chaplin for Southern Living
Being the DIY couple that we are, we definitely thought about making the boxes out of wood, painting them, etc. But then Carter realized it would take eleventy million weekends to finish them AND the wood option is a bit more high maintenance than the snazzy PVC versions out there.
So we went online and found these boxes - aptly named "Charleston Window Boxes" - and they have been fantastic.
Scale is great and the low maintenance PVC construction means they will last the home a bit longer than wood - and you can't beat the smooth finish. And I think the investment in ready-made definitely paid off for the immediate wow factor.
We took this picture two years ago - the first Spring that we had the boxes - and the petunias kind of took over:
But I think the flower boxes and paint transformed our house overnight. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Hope you are enjoying some Spring touches around your home. If you have flower boxes, tell me what you do in the fall and winter months - I'm always looking for ideas!