Windowbox by Sunface13 on Flickr.
I remember the first time I saw window boxes worth coveting. I was 20 years old, backpacking through Europe. Although I wasn’t yet a gardener, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the perpetual, ageless villages with their cheery window boxes spilling over with geraniums. The window boxes were simple, but gorgeous, and I wanted to take them home.
Outside my window by James Jordan on Flickr.
In my mind, the best window boxes will always be European, best suited to crumbling brick or stucco apartment buildings. But right now the closest I will ever get to gardening in a European window box is vicariously.
Although I’m not in the market, I was curious to see what was out there in the way of window boxes, so I pulled together a few internet finds to share.
Sweet DIY succulent windowbox planter (made using an aluminum gutter) by Kalani Kordus on Flickr.
Simple teak wood planter from Jayson Home and Garden ($64-$115)
Inexpensive zinc rectangular rail planter from Crate and Barrel ($13.95-$19.95).
Modern terrazzolite windowbox from Jayson Home and Garden ($78-$160)
Galvanized metal planter box from Pottery Barn ($59).
Coir-lined traditional iron window box on Amazon.com ($165.96).
They’re so inspiring! Thanks for sharing. :)
This is just the kind post I’ve been waiting for! I had a really hard time finding balcony planters that had wide enough supports to fit over my railing. I found some white painted metal bracket-hook-like items in an unlabeled bin at Home Depot and they’re doing the trick…but they are NOT cute. Thanks for the pretty pictures and links :)
Inspire Me Heather says
Lovely! I liked the black ones, makes the plants really stand out too. I linked this to my window boxes post as well, for inspiration!