Window Box Envy

VDouble up your window boxes this year. Have you seen the bridges at Gibbs Gardens north of Atlanta? They have double window boxes on the rails that are overflowing with beautiful flowers that will stop you in your tracks … or Tory Burch’s in my case.

I decided to give it a try on my side porch in Cashiers—this porch is on the second story and only accessible from inside the house. The porch is very open to the gravel road on the corner and I thought that by adding window boxes it would give us a little more privacy—it worked! The flowers are growing like mad and cascading over the rail. In a few weeks I hope to have a beautiful view from the porch.

The wicker furniture that I bought at The Worlds best Garage Sale is being recovered in Perennial’s Little Big Stripe fabric in the color Hotsy Totsy. How fun does that sound? I will post another picture when all is back from the upholstery shop.

Double haystack window boxes being installed

Double haystack window boxes being installed

 

Two days after planting—Spring in Cashiers—three weeks ago

Two days after planting—Spring in Cashiers (three weeks ago)

 

Over abundance makes me happy after the rain

Over abundance makes me happy

 

My favorite color

My favorite color

 

xo♥, Lissy
All photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit the source.

May 28, 2015

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11 Comments

  1. Reply

    cmcnally56

    June 1, 2015

    Beautiful Lissy!

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      lissyparker

      June 1, 2015

      All of these flowers just brighten the day!
      xo

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    kathy

    June 1, 2015

    Your window boxes look smashing 1 WHAT A GREAT IDEA, TO HANG THEM FRONT AND BACK. Can you give us a list of the plant material you used ?

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    Design Chic

    June 1, 2015

    They look amazing, Lissy and count me in in the overabundance…fabulous!! Now my problem would be keeping them alive! Happy June!

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      lissyparker

      June 3, 2015

      They have grown another two inches. Luckily it has rained a lot!
      xo

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    trish

    June 2, 2015

    Where can I get some double haystack window boxes just like yours?

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      lissyparker

      June 3, 2015

      Trish, They are singles that have been hung on both sides of the rail. Mine came from Kinsman garden center.

      xo

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    Kay Craig

    June 5, 2015

    That is really beautiful!!!

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      lissyparker

      June 8, 2015

      Kay, Thanks!
      xo

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    cindy

    July 20, 2015

    This idea is fantastic, may try on my little side grill deck. I am all for “over abundance”!

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      lissyparker

      July 28, 2015

      It is a fantastic idea! Love the results.
      xo

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