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Preparing your Window Boxes for summer - Painting With Natural & Eco Friendly Paints

Preparing your Window Boxes for summer - Painting With Natural & Eco Friendly Paints

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 3rd May 2014

As the sun starts to peek out and the temperature slowly rises, the first thing on many people’s minds is gardening! Spring is the perfect time of year to be outside playing in the dirt. “What if I don’t have a garden to play in?” you ask… That’s where window boxes come in! Whether you’ve a balcony or merely a window, you can have your own contained flower bed right at your fingertips year-round. If you had plants in your window box last season, make sure to clean out their remains before starting your new arrangement. You might want to change out the soil completely, though you might get away with only changing half if the dirt has only been used for one prior planting. Window boxes look great with plants that spill over the front such as ivy or draping plants, textured fille … read more
Small Space Container Gardening - Get outside and dig & transform!

Small Space Container Gardening - Get outside and dig & transform!

Posted by The Organic & Natural Paint Co. on 10th Mar 2014

If your garden is too small for planting flower beds and vegetables, don’t worry! There are all sorts of plants that can flourish in a pot or planter that you can set on your deck, in a window, or on a patio. Many flowers will do just fine in a deep flower pot or window box. Pansies, zinnias and geraniums are always a welcome spot of portable colour. Herbs are a wonderful addition to any small space container garden. Plant a variety of edible herbs such as basil, chives, thyme and parsley right in your window box or in a long, shallow tray that you set in a sunny location. You’ll always have a supply of fresh, tasty herbs at your fingertips and the lush greens and heavenly scents will keep you feeling cheerful even in the dead of winter. Make it a decorative piece by painting yo … read more