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Window Boxes

If you want to add beauty and color around your home, brightly-colored flowers in window boxes can do just that.

Use Florida-Friendly plants like blanket flower or salvia to attract butterflies, and add trailing plants like sweet potato vine to add interest. You can even grow herbs or small vegetables!

Remember that plants in window boxes dry out faster than those in the ground, so don't forget to water. Use a rain barrel or install a microirrigation kit, and be sure the window box has drainage holes.

Make sure the filled boxes won't be too heavy for the support brackets that hold them to the house or porch railing. You can reduce the weight by using lightweight window boxes and a soilless potting mix.

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