Don’t you just love window boxes?
They just seem to say cottage any place they are built.
Nantucket and all of Cape Cod certainly know how to dress them.
And if you really want over the top gorgeousness, the window box flower colors match the other flowers in the garden.
But New England does not have the entire market when it comes to them. I do believe Charleston gives them a run for the money in this department too. Take a look at these Southern charmers.
I had never even thought about putting ferns in them until I saw these.
Still staying in the South, this one in Birmingham adds so much charm to this painted shingle home.
And how about this beauty in Atlanta? I love ALL the details on this home’s exterior!
And don’t you think it is so pretty when shops have window boxes too?
If we could make a trip to Great Britain, we could enjoy the window boxes in Chelsea. I like the idea of simply putting flower pots on a shelf outside the window. That would make it tremendously easier to change out your plants.
And if we were to cross the English channel, we could see this charming street in the Channel Islands.
But there is still charm here in our own country. What do you think of this mint green window box on a log house?
Here is a sweet one with small boxwoods in it.
I had to include a holiday one to show you they can be effective in the winter.
I am sure you have heard the recipe for a great window box is mix equal parts “spiller, thriller, and filler.” The spiller of sweet potato vine is the thriller for me in this next one.
And oh my goodness at all the geraniums in this one! So many you cannot even see the boxes that hold them.
In our previous home, my husband built window boxes on our children’s playset (which was kind of a combination treehouse/playhouse building.) That’s as close as we have come to having any window boxes. I would love to add some here, one below the upstairs window over the porch and one outside the kitchen window. The kitchen one could look a lot like this next one (just the window box – not the fountain/birdbath.)
One last thing before you go. I wanted to let you know the winning entry from all your sweet comments on the gardening posts was this one:
Congratulations Amy! If you will email me your mailing address, I will get in touch with the wonderful people at Timeless Settings. Then your beautiful crate of pots and lovely box of herb markers will be on its way to you.
Now for the rest of you, don’t feel bad. I have at least two more giveaways coming for you this summer.So please come back and visit here. I will leave you with a photo that shows you a window box, some lovely landscaping, and an area for outdoor entertaining!
Enjoy your day…whether you are working in the garden, sitting behind a computer, or just goofing off.
Until next time…