Definition of window box in English:

window box

noun

  • A long narrow box in which flowers and other plants are grown, placed on an outside windowsill.

    • ‘Fill your window box about half full with the potting mix, and add water to moisten the mix if it's dry.’
    • ‘Charlie asked as Uncle Henry turned to leave, ‘Can she plant some flowers in the window box?’’
    • ‘Another tiny flower that works well in a window box is diascia, an evergreen perennial from South Africa that thrives in our climate.’
    • ‘The classic window box plant is ivy, from plain dark green to variegated pale green and white.’
    • ‘You don't need an elaborate set-up to paint your window box before planting it.’
    • ‘Not all properties have a garden, but it is rare to find one that doesn't have scope for some kind of horticultural element, be it a window box or a tub outside the front door.’
    • ‘You can join in the fun with a pretty plant container, a window box, a flower-filled balcony or even a hanging basket.’
    • ‘Lace curtains hung in the windows and just outside, lavender was growing in the window box.’
    • ‘I replanted the kitchen window box three weeks ago and it came into bloom in the sunshine last weekend.’
    • ‘A window box filled with compost and direct-planted will become completely waterlogged unless there are drainage holes.’
    • ‘If primulas are not your thing, plant up your window box with perennials.’
    • ‘In every window was a window box filled with large blossoms, and every door on the street was painted something garish.’
    • ‘I've grown herbs in a window box and I would like to transplant them into the garden and plant up the window box with some bulbs.’
    • ‘A window box is even large enough to grow radishes and arugula.’
    • ‘Another plant that will draw second looks in a window box is Brassica oleracea, the ornamental cabbage, low growing, in soft shades of pink, green and white.’
    • ‘They are an inexpensive way to brighten up a bare patch in a flowerbed, or put with other spring flowering plants such as primulas in a window box or patio pot.’
    • ‘When it comes to planting up a window box or tub, select good-quality large bulbs because the blooms are seen at close quarters.’
    • ‘A special planting day has been proposed where you can bring along your window box or hanging basket and the committee will plant them for you - leaving you with just the small task of keeping them watered.’
    • ‘Take walks in the park, visit your local botanical garden, plant a garden or a window box.’
    • ‘As far as we are concerned, anything that grows is a candidate for a window box.’

Pronunciation:

window box

/ˈwindō ˌbäks/