Q: Our home has this somewhat charming brick planter box attached to the front. When we bought the house two years ago, it was filled with dirt and plants. Our inspector told us to immediately remove all the dirt as it was degrading the wood siding of the house. We tried putting a long board over the top and putting potted plants on it, which looked cute, but the weight caused the board to bow since the span is so long. Would love to find some creative use for the planter instead of removing it. Thoughts?
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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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