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Old Town

We live in the historical town of Alexandria, Virginia. We have a small plunge pool in our backyard surrounded by a brick wall (dating back almost 150 years) where we have placed window boxes. Our goal was to add color and greenery to make our backyard a serene and enchanting place. We purchased these Galvanized Window Boxes- Textured Bronze (HammeredFinish) from Hooks and Lattice and have gotten so many compliments on them. In fact, our neighbors on either side of our brick wall have asked us to corroborate their story when they tell people the planters belong to them!

3 Ft. Fiberglass Supreme Window Box

Flowers have always been a source of joy and pleasure. Having a Charleston style house I was inspired into action a few years ago to have a planter box on our second floor porch. It is a wonderful place to sit and experience nature. The planter increases the curb appeal of our home. It enhances the porch with color and fragrant aromas. It is amazing how flowers can create a happy, welcoming place to spend many relaxing hours while experiencing nature close at hand. My challenge was and still is to keep plants in the planter that thrive in our southern afternoon heat! The window box reservoir was my perfect solution. This is also our guest garden as the porch is accessible from our guest suite. This summer I have chosen spikes, vinca, sweet potato vines (black & green), petunias, marigold and an unfamiliar yellow flower. I try to compliment the house colors for all my pots too. – Fiberglass Supreme Window Box

Bringing the garden to the house

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These full, flowing boxes of color are the highlights of the yard, and bring a wonderful part of the garden to each gathering year-round. Each of the five contains eight different types of plants, and has more shade-loving blooms on the back side of each which receives less sun Everything tumbles together in lush, colorful abandon!