After we posted a story about some of our favorite wooden window boxes, a reader named Chris asked us to suggest some metal window boxes, as well: “It’s hard to find simple, attractive ones; they all seem to have curlicues and dragonflies and whatnot.” For you, Chris, here are 10 metal options for windowsills or balcony railings—including zinc-plated, Cor-ten steel, galvanized steel, and powder-coated—not an embossed dragonfly in sight.
Readers, is there a garden accessory or tool you’d like us to help you hunt down? Tell us about it in the comments section below and we may feature it in an upcoming 10 Easy Pieces post.
Galvanized SteelFor more window box options, see 10 Easy Pieces: Wooden Window Boxes. And find more outdoor accessories, from Round Wood Dining Tables to Portable Greenhouses, in our newly updated 10 Easy Pieces archives.
Wondering what to plant in your window box this spring? See our curated guides to Edible Plants 101, including growing guides for herbs such as Parsley, Chives, Sweet Basil, and Thyme. See more inspiration and companion plants for window boxes.
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