My Secret for Watering Window Box Planters

I’m sharing my secret for skipping a couple of days when watering your window box planters.

For years I’ve dreamed of having beautiful, luscious window box planters brimming with color and dripping with creeping Jenny and sweet potato vines. Last year I finally convinced Dustin to let me hang planters because I found these nifty clips for vinyl siding.

I was so excited to fill my planters! They looked amazing…for about a week. Then they shriveled up and died. I really did water them, but I noticed that every bit of it was running right out of the bottom and into the dirt. I killed two more rounds of plants last year before I wised up this spring and added one super simple and cheap item under the soil that was a total game changer.


Check out my first ever video tutorial (and give me some grace!). This was definitely a learning experience, so surely to goodness the videos will improve over time!


  1. Jessica Howells says:

    Beautiful, and a good idea! I’ve used plastic trash bags to line my hayrack window boxes, and they last a long time and help with water retention also. I may use this idea on my mom’s window boxes, as she can’t water them very frequently, and lives in Charlotte, where it gets very hot.

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