Whoever invented the window box deserves a Nobel Prize, even if it means creating a new awards category. A simple wooden planter mounted on the wall is equally useful to an urban gardener with no other outdoor space and to the owner of a sprawling estate: Who doesn’t like to look through the window to see an entire garden in a single box, peeking over the sill? Here are 10 of our favorite wood window boxes.
The easily assembled box includes nonmarking swivel castors for easy planting and mobility; $219 at the Potted Store. For more, see our previous post: Garden Beds for the Urban Dweller. 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.