With the famous Washington DC cherry blossoms beginning to dot the streets, and daffodils in full bloom around the city, we're craving a little flower planting of our own. For those who don't have the luxury of a garden space or the time for a full garden, window boxes are a happy alternative for growing fresh herbs for your meals or adding some spring color to your home. Here's a sampling of some of this season's options...
The Geo Window Box from Pure Modern. Non-corrosive and maintenance free, and available for custom order in 80 (!) different colors.
A modern geometric window box from GI Designs. You can choose from a variety of geometric shapes and bold colors for a low price tag.
The Steckling from German-based RephormHaus ditches the box for a minimalist saddle-like pot that affixes to balcony railings.
Smith and Hawkin's Greyed Teak Window boxes are constructed from reclaimed boats. We love their simple lines and natural color which allow the plants within to take center stage.
The Frank Lloyd Wright from Windowbox.com is made from rust-free aluminum. It can be used with the galvanized liner (shown) or with a variety of individual flower pots.
Windowbox.com's Wentworth planter has simple lines and sturdy construction. Made in Eastern Europe.
The aptly named Charleston Planter from Grandin Road comes in white and black cast aluminum.
Ready, set, plant!
(Image: 1:Erika Craddock)
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