my window box.

April 30, 2012

sidewalk, plants sidewalk | forget-me-nots | dusty miller carrie, lavender lavender | friend | sparkles
lavender ball jar | water | terracotta planter window box, james close-up james | forget-me-nots parsley, ball jar parsley | plant-friends window box window box in situ window box, side view our tiny apartment is tucked into the back corner of our building. this is lovely for lots of reasons, most of which involve spying on our neighbors. we overhear them merrily cavorting on their expansive balconies, the smells of their barbecues waft graciously into our tiny abode and sometimes the clinks of their glasses almost have us believing that we too are sipping on glasses of chilled rosé under the stars. almost.

the downside? this little corner is pretty dark most of the day. we only have an hour or two of real sunshine in the late afternoon. eager to bring a little brightness into our dim spot, we set out this weekend to plant a window box of our own. no reason that only the apartments that are street-side should have all of the fun!

we bicycled around town popping into neighborhood plant sales and garden shops, gathering plants that would thrive in our shady corner. we chose forget-me-nots, dusty miller, and vinca. i’m already practicing my plant whispering, hopeful that the vinca will works its way down the side of our building and become the envy of our well-heeled neighbors. but showstopper or no, we’re pleased as punch with our tiny garden and we’re especially grateful that the little guy survived a late-night bicycle ride home

window box, from below window box, from inside

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12 Comments

  • Reply Carrie | acookgrowsinbrooklyn April 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Your window box is gorgeous! Your flower choices are so unique – would you ever think about designing window boxes for other people, because you've got a real eye for it.

  • Reply Barb Blair April 30, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    so lovely…..and I am not one dang bit surprised!

    xo

  • Reply dulci April 30, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    how cute!!

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  • Reply Miss Cris April 30, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Such a great idea. I beginning to love spring even more this year as my love for growing plants grows. ^__^ I hope you get some more sun with the summer days!

  • Reply Dani April 30, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    looking good! x

  • Reply chloé April 30, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I love this. I just planted some seeds but have been craving a lush potted balcony garden so I'm looking into some pretty plants. These are all pretty. xo

  • Reply Camila Faria April 30, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    How lovely! I have a tiny herb garden at home, but now I'm thinking about growing pretty flowers also.

  • Reply nancy May 1, 2012 at 3:25 am

    wow, these photos are really inspiring and rejuvenating. thank you.

  • Reply Rhianna Nelson May 1, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    This is so charming. I've always wanted a little garden on a window sill. Rhi xx

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  • Reply Rachel May 1, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Love it! I am still trying to carve out enough time to get our little patio garden going again. Sigh.

  • Reply sweet harvest moon May 2, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Forget me nots are blooming everywhere, love it! So beautiful!

  • Reply essay October 14, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    Awesome collection of plants in your little and beautiful garden….I am also addicted to gardening really and I like the way you are dealing with plants…!!

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