4. I chose a variety of ferns all in a 3” size. These ferns are petite and cute and anchor the tall hydrangeas well. Remove these from their pots as well and stuff and shove around the hydrangeas.
5. As you add your plants copy whatever you do on one side with the other. So, if you add a maiden hair, then ruffle fern, then ivy on the front, mirror this on the opposite side. This gives your box great symmetry. Repeat everything you do on the front on the backside, so your box is even on both sides.
6. All of the plants like to stay wet so make sure your soil stays damp! Before you plant you can give your plants a good dunk in a bucket of water if they are already dry.
Now you have a gorgeous window box for the shade that will make any porch look stunning and make all of your guests green with envy! A quick tip for after your hydrangeas are done blooming, clip off the dead blooms and follow my DIY for dried hydrangeas and then you can plant the rest of the plant in your yard to enjoy again next year! You can also clip the leaves for indoor arrangements. I can’t wait to see the window box you create! Happy Gardening!