Win­dow Box Bud­dies

Add ac­ces­sories to flow­er­ing win­dow boxes.

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A win­dow box may be the most per­fect con­tainer gar­den ever cre­ated. Perched on the side of your home it is a fo­cal point that can last all sea­son long.

Add some color and per­sonal style with fa­vorite col­lectibles or ob­jects that in­spire a cer­tain color pal­ette or pas­time. Bird­houses bring a busy el­e­ment to an oth­er­wise in­ac­tive box. A hum­ming­bird feeder would be just as en­gag­ing. A satin glass bird in blue looks right at home among co­or­di­nat­ing blues and greens.

A win­dow box filled with tex­tu­ral greens be­comes a fea­tured back­ground for a fa­vorite gar­den or­na­ment. An herbal cut­ting win­dow box show­cases whim­si­cal fish­ing floats in sea-glass hues. The ef­fect is a per­sonal color state­ment and an added fo­cal point.

Col­or­ful col­lectibles add a layer of in­ter­est to a win­dow box themed in pur­ple and blue. A vin­tage bird­house made to look like a con­ser­va­tory perches in a win­dow box over­flow­ing with petunias. Such a ges­ture is a nice in­vite for feath­ered friends.

A sun stat­u­ary piece shines beau­ti­fully from a win­dow box of sage, dusty miller and mar­jo­ram.

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