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  • Hang Flowers Outside Your Windows

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    To give your home a fresh new look for summer, try hanging flowers outside your some of your windows. It is very easy to do, and can make a big difference on how your house looks. Take a look at this article from This Old House, that breaks down different methods to hanging flowers outside. Need some help hanging those flowers? Give your Cleveland Contractors andHome Mechanics Reilly Painting & Contracting today!

    As with ground-level beds, light conditions will determine what you can grow. Full sun accommodates blooming annuals, while shade best suits foliage plants, like coleus and caladium. To properly show off these displays, select a box that’s the same width as the window.Use sturdy brackets to attach the box to your house, and invest in a high-quality potting mix.

    Arrange plants on top of the soil until you’re happy with how the design looks from inside and out. Then ease them out of the nursery pots and settle them in. Some crowding is fine, as long as you keep pruners handy to rein in rampant growers. You can also just drop potted plants directly into boxes and surround them with soil. This makes swapping out poor performers and popping in seasonal selections a snap.

    Shown: The silver leaves of this euphorbia tone down a boisterous mix of striped petunias, purple lobelia, and hot-pink nicotiana.

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