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Bring the Outside In with a Window Box

by Kelly Richardson, All About Lawns Columnist

One of the best ways to make your yard and garden more a part of your home is to make a beautiful window box. A good window box design will give your home the look and feel of the outdoors.

A window box is a wooden or wrought iron box that hangs from a window sill and contains a variety of flora and fauna. A window box comes in a variety of styles and sizes, and can even be handmade by following a design. A window box holds a variety of benefits and is a popular do-it-yourself project.
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Window Box Benefits

  • Versatility. You will love the inside view of flowers that you might otherwise miss without a window box.
  • Connection. A good window box design can also make a solid connection between your home and your garden.
  • Creation. With a window box, you can experience the joy of watching your flowers, shrubs, or herbs develop every day.

Should you decide to install a window box in your home, the next thing you will need is a good design. There are a variety of options that will make your window box an expression of your personality. Just keep in mind the time of year and the type of climate in which you live.

Window Box Design

  • Flowers. Flowers are an easy, desirable selection for most window box owners.
  • Shrubs. Shrubs are also a popular selection for their lush greenery and the sturdy response to changing climates.
  • Herbs. Herbs are increasing in popularity simply because people like the idea that they can use their plants in the kitchen.

Once you've decided on the right window box design for you, you can be on your way to enjoying nature from inside your home.

About the Author
Kelly Richardson has obsessive compulsive lawn disorder and is afflicted with the need to share his knowledge with the world. Kelly writes lawn columns for a variety of home and garden magazines and e-zines.

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