Gardens and Garden History

Window Boxes


As I was wandering around Beacon Hill in Boston recently, I was impressed with the variety  and elaboration of the window boxes. I took some photos to share with you, and perhaps inspire you as they did me.IMG_0013 IMG_0008 IMG_0028IMG_0005IMG_0010 IMG_0034 IMG_0015 IMG_0018 IMG_0020 IMG_0019 IMG_0035

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11 thoughts on “Window Boxes

  1. Those are really lovely, and such a variety. I have a question! In the final photo, aren’t those bush plants, how would one keep them alive in a box that doesn’t appear that deep?


  2. Glad to read this post… it’s been a long time since you last wrote and I’ve missed seeing your blog.


    • Patterson, your constant support is a wonderful encouragement. Thank you for your comment. I have been traveling, hosting major birthdays, and watching children graduate from college. Now it is time to return to gardens.


  3. These are lovely photos of window boxes! They brought a smile to my face and joy to my heart. Another place that has wonderful window boxes and gardens in very small places is Marblehead. Thanks for sharing.


  4. I concur you have been missed….these window boxes are fabulous and so elaborate..wow


  5. Lovely window boxes!


  6. I have a thought on Kathelen’s comment at the very top. Hydrangeas like being rootbound, so they likely did fine for one year, probably thinned out at two and most likely plum ran out of soil at three years. But they sure looked pretty for that first year. This is one of the reasons you will see so many hydrangeas in pots in Europe where there may be smaller gardens and consequently the use of pots to create a beautiful big look. They can be kept for a long time in a pot if they are root-pruned occasionally, just be careful to use a vitamin B solution and a good organic potting soil to prevent root shock.


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